Elevation

3,165 ft / 965 m

#259 in New Hampshire

#45,689 in United States

Prominence

2,150 ft / 655 m

#10 in New Hampshire

#894 in United States

Top climbing months

May   14%

April   12%

July   12%

Most climbed route

White Dot Trail

4.0 mi • 1,860 ft gain • 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. Fires set by early settlers in the 1800s denuded the mountain above 2000 ft.
  • A network of hiking trails ascend the mountain, including the 110-mile Metacomet-Monadnock Trail and the 50-mile Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway.
  • Henry David Thoreau described Monadnock as his favorite mountain.
66 summits • 4.0 mi • 1,860 ft gain • 4 hr 40 min • Class 1
34 summits • 6.1 mi • 1,669 ft gain • 5 hr 1 min
20 summits • 9.0 mi • 1,796 ft gain • 5 hr 53 min
13 summits • 4.9 mi • 1,731 ft gain • 2 hr 40 min
2 summits • 4.5 mi • 1,646 ft gain • 5 hr 13 min
2 summits • 8.5 mi • 1,641 ft gain • 5 hr 1 min
1 summit • 4.6 mi • 1,779 ft gain • 3 hr 52 min
1 summit • 4.8 mi • 1,609 ft gain • 3 hr 40 min
1 summit • 5.2 mi • 1,847 ft gain • 4 hr 25 min
1 summit • 5.6 mi • 1,712 ft gain • 3 hr 34 min
1 summit • 7.1 mi • 2,206 ft gain • 4 hr 53 min
1 summit • 7.1 mi • 2,451 ft gain • 5 hr 25 min
1 summit • 4.4 mi • 1,735 ft gain • 4 hr 25 min

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