New Hampshire Metacomet-Monadnock Trail
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There are many trailheads that provide access to the NH Metacomet-Monadnock Trail. For full access descriptions, please check out the trail descriptions on NHMMTrail.org.
Northernmost Trailhead Parking: (The northern terminus of the NHMM trail is the summit of Mount Monadnock. These directions are to the northernmost direct trail access) From the town of Jaffrey, drive northwest on NH-124/Main Street for 5.9 miles. Turn left onto Bullard Road and continue for 0.6 miles. Parking is available on the left.
Southernmost Trailhead Parking: (The southern terminus of the NHMM trail is at the NH/MA state line. These directions are to the southernmost direct trail access) From the junction of NH-32and NH-119 in Richmond center, drive 1.8 miles south on NH-32 and turn left onto Greenwoods Road. A small parking area with room for 3 cars is located just off the road. Do not attempt to reach Greenwoods Road via Monument Road.
The New Hampshire Metacomet-Monadnock (NHMM) Trail is an 18-mile hiking route that has been in existence for over half a century. The NHMM passes through four communities in New Hampshire, and extends from the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line to the summit of Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH.
The NHMM is a vital link between the New England Trail and trails that can take the hiker further north in New Hampshire. This link permits a hiker to walk on trails from the seacoast of Connecticut to Ragged Mountain, 10 miles north of Mount Sunapee.
The NHMM trail takes the hiker across three peaks, Little Monadock, Gap Mountain, and the goal of the through hiker, the summit of Grand Monadnock.
Detailed trail section descriptions are available on the NHMMTrail.org website.
The NHMM Trail crosses both public and private land and for much of the private land it is there with the revocable permission of the landowner. Please follow the rules of the trail:
- Respect the rights of landowners along the trail
- Carry out whatever you carry in
- No fires or camping
- Keep on the marked trail
- If you see trash, pick it up and carry it out
- If you see misuse of the trail, report it
The NHMM Trail is administered in NH by both the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Forest Society. The Berkshire Chapter of the AMC manages the trail from the NH/MA border to Fern Hill in Jaffrey, NH, and the Forest Society manages the trail from Fern Hill to Mount Monadnock in conjunction with Monadnock State Park.
Appalachian Mountain Club - Berkshire Chapter
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 224-9945
New Hampshire State Parks
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3556
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