First Day Hike at Mount Monadnock

Start 2020 off on your best foot!  Join NH State Parks staff and Forest Society staff and land stewards for a 3-mile hike along the Parker Trail to the Little Mountain Viewpoint on Mount Monadnock.  You'll start the hike with a glimpse of Poole Reservoir and continue on following rolling hills and old stone walls as you round the base of Mt. Monadnock towards the Old Toll Rd. This hike will take approximately 3 hours to complete. For those looking for a more leisurely hike, follow the Parker Trail to the Cliff Walk Junction and back. The shorter hike will take approximately 2 hours to complete and follows relatively flat terrain. After the hike, enjoy hot drinks and snacks while warming up next to the outdoor fire.

Hiking is self-guided along a well marked route, and hikers are welcome to complete the trek between 12pm and 4pm.  Interpretive guides will be stationed along the route to point out features of the landscape and to direct hikers.  Please wear layered winter clothing (hats, gloves, and boots too!) and bring plenty of water and snacks.  Snowshoes are not a necessity (path will be well tamped down in the event of heavy snow) but you are certainly welcome to bring them or other traction for your boots.  


Monadnock State Park Headquarters

169 Poole Road
JaffreyJaffrey Township, Cheshire County 03452