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Monadnock Mountain (Lemington, VT)

This trail system is currently CLOSED. See Trail Alerts tab for details.
This trail system is currently CLOSED. See Trail Alerts tab for details.
Monadnock Mountain rises steeply out of the Connecticut River Valley and provides unique views of the Northeast Kingdom from its summit fire tower.
Trail Activity
2.3 miles, One Way
Lemington (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging, Grass/Meadow


This rugged trail varies in terrain from open meadow to steep rocky hill to logging road. After the trail follows a logging road for a time, then crosses a long log bridge, it begins a persistent, rocky climb that gains most of the elevation of the trail. The climb eventually levels out and the trail winds through a spruce-fir forest to the top. At the top, the foundation and chimney of a burned down fire warden's cabin still remain, as well as the fully functional fire tower, which offers excellent views of both Vermont and New Hampshire. 

Trail Manager

For more information about the trails, visit the Northwoods Stewardship Center online or contact:

NorthWoods Stewardship Center

NorthWoods Stewardship Center
154 Leadership Drive/PO Box 220
East Charleston, Vermont 05833
Phone: (802) 723-6551
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Town of Lemington
2549 River Road
Lemington, VT 05903
Phone: (802) 277-4814

Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for emergencies. Pack extra clothing, food, and water and also a flashlight, first aid and repair kit, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife.
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Trailhead Information

Parking can be found in the gravel pit parking area off of VT-102, just north of the Lemington-Colebrook Bridge. Park to the left after you drive in then walk up the ATV trail to the trailhead. 

To get to the parking area from Lemington, drive north on VT-102 for 3.9 miles, then turn left into the large parking area. 

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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Trail Alerts

General Closure
The access road to the trailhead is currently closed. Please plan to park and walk farther to access the trail.

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