Mt Monadnock is a great moderate hike, not too far away, and has excellent views from its exposed summit.
We'll summit on the White Cross Trail and then descend on the White Dot. Total hike is about 4 miles with 1800 feet of elevation gain. Bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch, and hiking boots! No jeans and sneakers please. Its windy and colder at the summit, so make sure you bring some warm layers to wear at the top. Plus rain gear if the forecast looks iffy! Bug spray is a must this time of year. Sun screen too, lots of exposure on this hike. Total time will be 3 to 4 hours depending on how long we linger at the top.
Rain will postpone.
This is a great Spring warm up hike for moderate/experienced hikers, but not a beginner hike. The trail is rocky and steep with some scrambles. Lots of elevation gain in a short amount of distance, can be strenuous depending on your fitness level. We will be moving at a moderate pace.
Its about a 2 hour drive from Providence.
Note that there is a $5 admission fee per person at Monadnock State Park.
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