3,165 ft / 965 m


2,150 ft / 655 m


519 summits

Top climbing months

May   13%

July   13%

April   12%

Most climbed route

White Dot Trail

Class 1
  • Mount Monadnock is the most prominent New England mountain peak south of the White Mountains and east of the Massachusetts Berkshires.
  • Has long been known as one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world, perhaps 2nd only to Mount Fuji in Japan.
  • Nearly 1,000 feet higher than any mountain peak within 30 miles and rises 2,000 feet above the surrounding landscape.
  • The term "monadnock" has come to be used by American geologists to describe any isolated mountain formed from the exposure of a harder rock as a result of the erosion of a softer rock that once surrounded it.
  • Monadnock's bare, isolated, and rocky summit provides expansive views.
  • A network of hiking trails ascend the mountain, including the 110-mile Metacomet-Monadnock Trail and the 50-mile Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway.
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