Mt Monadnock information
Lonely Planet review
This commanding 3165ft peak can be seen from 50 miles away in any direction and is the area’s spiritual vertex. Complete with a visitor center (where you can get good hiking information), 12 miles of ungroomed cross-country ski trails and over 40 miles of hiking trails (6 miles of which reach the summit), the Mt Monadnock State Park is an outdoor wonderland. The White Dot Trail (which turns into the White Cross Trail) from the visitor center to the bare-topped peak is about a 3½-hour hike round-trip.