Mount Monadnock

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A simple but very enjoyable climb with an endless number of trails.

Elevation (feet): 3,165
Elevation (meters): 965
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: New England Upland
State: New Hampshire
Latitude: 42.8611
Longitude: -72.1083
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Manchester, NH
Convenient Center: Keene, NH

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 31 trip reports for Mount Monadnock.

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  • Log #21996 - by Vegas74 on July 09, 2010
    Fairly easy and a fun hike for a family to enjoy the day. Amazing views all the way to the top. I would not recommend bring children under 5-6 years old. There are some rocky spots that are fairly...
  • Log #21340 - by Nicholas Soscia on July 11, 2008
    Nice Day to climb. Clear and warm, could see Boston in the distance. My 3rd summit! Nicholas Soscia -
  • Log #21322 - by Karl on June 28, 2008
    It was a great experience. It was still snow covered and icy. The summit was very windy, but it was cool to feel the power of nature all the same.
  • Log #21308 - by Nicholas Soscias on June 11, 2008
    Nice climb to condition yourself for other climbs, or to just enjoy the view of 6 states. Alot of people climb this so the drawback is the top could be a bit crowed.. Nicholas Soscia
  • Log #20829 - by Nicholas Soscia on June 18, 2007
    A lot of people climb this mountain so it might be crowded. Upper 60s and party sunny near the top. It took us roughly 2 1/2 hours up and 2 hours down. Rained on the way down, luckily we were below...
  • Log #19272 - by Jim Johnson on Apr 01, 2006
    I took the long way up via the White Cross, Cascade Link, Spellman, and Pumpelly to the summit---- then down the Dublin Tr. to rebuild the cairns at the Marlboro/Dublin Tr. junction. It was an...
  • Log #15570 - by Lou Kaletsky on Apr 20, 2004
    87 degrees in mid April....Outstanding! I went with 10 others, ages 7 to 72, most were first timers. My forth climb and my Son's 3rd.
  • Log #15569 - by Ron & Todd LeShane on Apr 19, 2004
    Beautiful 72 degree day. Took my son (who is 6 years old). He was a real champ! We took our sweet old time and went round trip in 6 hours, breaking often, but it is probably done by most in 4 or so....
  • Log #15571 - by Tim, Ryan and Erik Daniels on Mar 15, 2004
    This was my first hike on Mount Monadnock and my first hike in 15 years. It was also the first time mountain hiking for my sons Ryan, 10 and Erik, 7. I was amazed at how well my sons climbed. I never...
  • Log #15572 - by Jim Johnson on Mar 14, 2004
    I hiked today to experience the high winds .Further north, Mt Washington was reporting gusts to 125 mph. I climbed via the Marlboro Trail which is pretty much sheltered until you get to the tree...
  • Log #15573 - by Marc Loiselle on Aug 19, 2003
    Cascade Trail is the best for those who are neither young nor slim, like myself. A walking stick saves on the knees. Cascade follows red spot for about 30 feet before going off on its own.
  • Log #15574 - by Stefan M. Stanford on Aug 10, 2003
    My most recent climb to the top of Mount Monadnock was also my most special; the reason why, because I was able to climb it with my wonderful, 4 year old son, Kai. It was Kai's first trip up the...
  • Log #15575 - by Jim Johnson on Aug 09, 2003
    Today I decided to climb Monadnock during the ice storm. I've climbed the mountain probably 300 times, have hiked in every month and under all weather conditions except during an ice storm, so...
  • Log #15576 - by Susan Conley on Dec 29, 2002
    My son Bill, who climbed this mountain 46 times made me do it!!!!! Not bad for a 72 yr old women!!! I made it...I was dancin'
  • Log #15577 - by Charles E. Leiserson, Jr. on Oct 16, 2002
    Absolutely perfect day for climbing. Both the White Dot and the White Cross trails were in excellent condition, save for a few wet and slippery areas. Clear views across all of New England from the...
  • Log #15578 - by FRED KEENE AND ED RICE on Oct 15, 2002
    STARTED AT 8:15AM WEATHER WAS DAMP NOT TOO WET.WENT VIA WHITE DOT TO CYRSTAL CASCADE,TO RED SPOT TO SUMMIT.VERY WINDY AND LOW VISABLITY.DECENDED BY WHITE ARROW.
  • Log #15579 - by Kim on Oct 14, 2002
    I had a great time climbing Mount. Monadnock. I went with my team on a feild trip for school. I did have lots of fun even though I sprained my ankle on the way down.
  • Log #15580 - by Ashey on Oct 09, 2002
    I had alot of fun vclimbing. You can see boston at the top! our school wenbt as a field trip... bring water and dress in layerss. Have fun!
  • Log #15581 - by Bill Conley on Sep 25, 2002
    I have now climbed the mountain 45 times and still love it!
  • Log #15582 - by Kelly on Sep 21, 2002
    This was the first mtn that I have hiked. We started at about 3:15am. We were hoping for a moonlight hike-but it was misty and overcast. We did not get to see the view from the top.
  • Log #15583 - by Mike Caruso on Sep 16, 2002
    Weather was cool and cloudy. It poored on me as I returned to the park base. No summit views that day, just lots of thick white cloud. Nice gails to about 70 mph.
  • Log #15584 - by Ann Leacock on Aug 26, 2002
    Breathtaking views, invigorating climb...bring lots of water and a hiking stick.
  • Log #15585 - by David D. Sam on Aug 25, 2002
    Possibly the strongest wind I have ever experienced on top of a mountain.
  • Log #15586 - by Morgan Stinemetz on July 11, 2002
    When I was in the Army, stationed in Fort Devens, I, along with another soldier whose name escapes me, climbed the mountain, bottom to top. We came up the Old Toll Road and then up the White Arrow...
  • Log #15587 - by John on May 10, 2002
    this was the best hike i have ever been on, and i have been on many hikes. Thanx to Mrs. Muscatel for the idea of going on this feild trip!
  • Log #15588 - by Tara on Apr 18, 2002
    This was by far the greatest thing i have ever done.In the beginning of the hike i did't think i would make it but i did and i'm going to thank you, Jim Correale, for telling me that i could.Thanks...
  • Log #15589 - by Lydia on Apr 17, 2002
    Wow... It was one of my first real hikes.. an amazing experience. I'm spending thirty days doing conservation work this summer and any doubts i had disappeared with this climb.
  • Log #15590 - by Jim Correale on Apr 17, 2002
    This was my ninth or tenth climb of Monadnock, all with groups of young people. On this climb I was accompanied by Lydia, Tara and Chris. It was warmer that expected and I was in worse shape than...
  • Log #15591 - by Jed Freeman on Mar 12, 2001
    What a great climb! This was my first hike in about ten years and my girlfriend's, at the time, first ever hike up anything that wasn't a NYC highrise. We loved the long, wooded approach to the...
  • Log #15592 - by David D. Sam on Mar 11, 2001
    A fierce windstorm on this cold November day nearly blew my hiking partner, Pavel Etingof, and me off the mountain. My water bottle froze in its pouch and the wind blew one lens out of my glasses and...
  • Log #15593 - by Bill Conley on Oct 13, 2000
    Absolutely a great hike albeit a simple one! There's actually a treeline on this mtn. because trees near the summit were burnt down many years ago. It's a lot of large boulders and rocks now which...