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This white-blazed 51 mile foot trail extends along the eastern edge of the park for 8.5 miles and connects the summits of mounts Monadnock and Sunapee.

Located in south-central New Hampshire, this beautiful 51-mile trail travels between Mounts Monadnock and Sunapee. The trail begins as Five Summers Trail which is also called Pamac Trail. Within a short distance the trail crosses a wooden bridge then forks. Bear right onto Bear Pond Trail. (Five Summers Trail bears left to reach Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail, too. This is the trail you will use as the last leg of your circuit hike.) The 1-mile trek along Bear Pond Trail offers a very good opportunity to spot a moose, however, the trail can become overgrown and difficult to follow. Note: before reaching the Monadnock Trail, a short spur trail offers a primitive campsite. When you reach the Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail, you will head left (north). This route's terminus is Mt. Sunapee. To make a circuit hike, travel to Lucia's Lookout at 2,493 feet elevation for spectacular views. Retrace your steps just a few yards back to Five Summers Trail. Take Five Summers all the way back to Mill Pond.

If you turn right at the intersection of Bear Pond Trail and Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail you will reach several summits in excess of 2,000 feet and eventually reach the southern terminus.

Directions: From Goshen, NH, Pillsbury State Park is located along SR 31 a few miles north of Washington and several miles south of Goshen. Pass the park contact station and travel to Mill Pond. Hike the spur road on the northwest side of the pond.

Elevation Gain: 900 feet

Distance: 8.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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