Beginning from one of the park's most popular trailheads, White Cross Trail travels in a northwestern direction for approximately 2.25 miles to reach the summit of Mt. Monadnock. The trail begins near the Visitor Center by the park headquarters and campground area. The majestic peak is what makes this mountain the second most frequented hike after Japan's Mt. Fuji. The fall foliage season brings streams of hikers year after year to enjoy the tremendous views. Naturalists including Thoreau and Emerson frequented this trail. Within the beautiful mixed forest you'll see stately white birch, lovely ground fern and huge boulders. Along the path and at the summit, there are number of side trails, all of which are a part of the large network of trails within Monadnock State Park. Some of the trails lead to well-known rock formations such as Emerson's Seat, The Tooth and Doric Temple. Views from the summit are 360 degrees.
Directions: From Jaffrey, NH, Travel about 1.5 miles west on SR 124. The trail begins just beyond the Visitor Center.
Elevation: 3,165 feet
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
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