Mount Monroe

Featured photo of Mount Monroe

Mount Monroe is one of the great peaks of the White Mountains. It is located across a col from Mount Washington and is usually done on the ascent of Mount Washington from the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail. It is about a half hour climb from the AMC's Lake of Clouds hut and offers great views of the White Mountains and on clear days all the way to the Atlantic. The Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail has many beautiful views and requires some skilled scrambling at places escpecially before you get above the tree line and to the summit cone. The trip is very rewarding and well worth it. Weather is the key though as with many peaks.

Elevation (feet): 5,384
Elevation (meters): 1,641
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: White Mountains
State: New Hampshire
Latitude: 44.2556
Longitude: -71.3225
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Concord, New Hampshire
Convenient Center: Littleton, North Conway

Thanks to Britt Isenberg for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 4 trip reports for Mount Monroe.

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  • Log #21035 - by Jenna Scherer on Sep 22, 2007
    I did this climb solo, sort of on a whim. It was incredible. I was probably the only one not decked out in fancy hiking wear, armed only with a stick I found along the path. I began from Edmunds...
  • Log #21037 - by G. Douglas Clarke on Sep 22, 2007
    Three of us hiked to Lake of the Clouds Hut in clear weather but became enclosed in clouds as we reached the hut. We decided to go on up to the summit after drinking water and resting. Saw old snow...
  • Log #18436 - by Yury Konev on Sep 07, 2004
    Went up the Crawford Path past Mts. Pierce, Eisenhower, Monroe, and on to Washington. Nice warm, sunny day.
  • Log #18438 - by Britt Isenberg on July 19, 2003
    This was my first trip to the White Mountains and it was specifically to get to the top of Mount Washington and I decided to do Monroe as well. The trail(Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail) was difficult in...