Monadnock Reservation

About the Property

Mount Monadnock is one of the most-climbed mountains in the western hemisphere. In 1915 the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests conserved its first tract of 406 acres on Mount Monadnock, beginning a long-term effort to protect the natural integrity of the mountain and its surroundings. Since then, the Forest Society has acquired over 5,000 acres at Mount Monadnock and Gap Mountain in the towns of Dublin, Marlborough, Troy, and Jaffrey. The Forest Society leases much of this land to the State to be operated as Monadnock State Park.

Detailed maps of the mountain’s trails can be found at the Monadnock State Park website.

**A timber harvest will be occurring on the lower slopes of the western side of Mount Monadnock, in the area surrounding the Marlboro Trail.  It will be starting December 2016 and lasting several months into the early winter.  For more information about this harvest, see this blog post.  Please use caution around the harvest machinery.  ***

Property Details

Since the Forest Society’s land on Mount Monadnock is leased and managed by Monadnock State Park, there is a fee for recreational use here. Please refer to the Monadnock State Park’s website for details and listed recreational uses.

There are parking lots, information kiosks, 40 miles of hiking trails, expansive views from the bald summit of Mount Monadnock, and camping in designated campsites.


4 519 acres

Recreational Opportunities

  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Family-oriented
  • Great Views
  • Hiking Trails
  • Snowshoeing


  • Kiosk
  • Parking area
  • Trail markers


  • No Dogs
  • Carry in, Carry out all trash