Elevation

3,165 ft / 965 m

Prominence

2,150 ft / 655 m

Summits

545 summits

Top climbing months

May   13%

July   12%

April   12%

Most climbed route

White Dot Trail

Class 1

Highlights

  • 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.
"Went up the Dublin trail in the morning. Lots of wet spots due to recent rains. Nice sunny day but the usual high winds at the summit. Passed lots of people coming up the trail as we descended." - Alohabuffy, Oct 28, 2017
"Crested the Grand Monadnock peak 3 times on my way to completing the Monadnock 5 Peak Challenge (8.15 miles). Then I drove to nearby Pack Monadnock and completed all 3 Peaks there (7.5 miles). I called it the 1 Day / Monadnock 8 Peak Challenge. " - garydavidsonruns, Jul 16, 2017
"My favorite winter hike I've done so far. There's several steeper sections before it levels out closer to the summit, and these steeper sections were all ice-covered rocks, so traction was a must here. Once you start approaching the summit it gets real exposed and steep at some parts, everything absolutely riddled with ice. A bunch people, at least during the day I was there, turned around once they reached this final rocky part since it was so steep and icy. There were also just as many people sprinting up and down the mountain like it was nothing, so I guess it all comes with experience. The" - idnasyarrel, Feb 5, 2017
"AMAZING winter hike on Monadnock....about 3-4 inches near the bottom and up to 12 inches with snow drifts. Several icy patches on the rocky summit climb...bare boot up and microspikes down. It was super windy on the summit but with full sun we have amazing views!" - shay-shay, Dec 14, 2016
"This was the Inaugural hike for the Moutain Gators and it was a great time. We went up white arrow and came down White dot to White Cross over to Bald Peak then took the cliff walk down." - Dhilman71, Aug 21, 2016

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