Pack Monadnock and Miller State Park Trail

Peterborough, New Hampshire

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Pack (South Pack, to be specific) doesn’t attract as many hikers as its formidable neighbor Grand Monadnock, though a steady stream of vehicles chugs up the summit road in season. From the mountaintop on a clear day you can see—if not forever—at least to Boston and to the White Mountains. While you’ll share these panoramic views with the tourists, you’ll find solitude along the Wapack Trail, which winds for nearly 1.4 miles through heavy woodlands to the summit. This rugged footpath challenges young hikers with just enough rock scrambles and steady climbing to make things interesting but not overwhelming.
Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

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Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

Pack (South Pack, to be specific) doesn’t attract as many hikers as its formidable neighbor Grand Monadnock, though a steady stream of vehicles chugs up the summit road in season. From the mountaintop on a clear day you can see—if not forever—at least to Boston and to the White Mountains.

While you’ll share these panoramic views with the tourists, you’ll find solitude along the Wapack Trail, which winds for nearly 1.4 miles through heavy woodlands to the summit. This rugged footpath challenges young hikers with just enough rock scrambles and steady climbing to make things interesting but not overwhelming.

© 2007 Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Peterborough
Length: 3.2
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: April-November
Local Contacts: Miller State Park
Local Maps: USGS Peterborough South
Topo Map: Pack Monadnock and Miller State Park Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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5/15/2017

Hiked this a lot when I lived in NH in the 80's. Easy trails and pretty view from the top. I recommend it to everyone. We always had lunch at the top.

5/25/2008

This is a very nice hike, and a great way to get aging legs ready for the bigger hikes to come this summer.

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