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Monadnock Mountain
Jaffrey, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.

Looking at Monadnock from Bald Rock

Monadnock Mountain is the second most hiked mountain in the world and the most hiked mountain in the country, according to sources to be remained unreferenced. Despite being so popular, it shouldn't be taken as an easy hike - there are steep portions and minor climbing is required.

There's a pretty good variety of trails, ranging from dirt roads (Old Toll Road), to steep wooded trails (Do Drop Trail), to straight out rock ascents (upper White Arrow trail).

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Rock
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Monadnock Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, September 16, 2006
Hike Commenced: 10:17 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,509'
Destination: Bald Rock
Ascent Commenced: 10:20 AM at Halfway Trail trailhead
Summit Reached: 11:16 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:56
Trailhead Elevation: 1,520'
Summit Elevation: 2,630'
Vertical Gain: 1,075'
Destination: Mount Monadnock
Ascent Commenced: 11:32 AM
Summit Reached: 12:03 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:31
Trailhead Elevation: 2,630'
Summit Elevation: 3,165'
Vertical Gain: 635'
Hike Ended: 2:13 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:56
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,771'

Trailhead for Halfway House Trail

Looking east toward the Pack Monadnocks from the Bald Rock summit

Beginning of the ascent to Monadnock from Bald Rock, marked with cairns

Trail to Monadnock summit

View from Monadnock summit as a cloud moves through

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 124 East to the Old Toll Road parking area. A per-person fee is charged ($3 as of September 2006).

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