Monte Rosa/Fairy Springs

Jaffrey, NH
Length: Varies

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Monte Rosa is a sub-peak of Mount Monadnock. This peak is great for a short day hike, where you either want to avoid the crowds at the summit or if hiking with younger hikers which might make the scrambles to the summit dangerous and challenging.

To reach Monte Rosa take the Old Toll Road or Halfway House Trail to the White Arrow Trail, the Monte Rosa trail is off to the left near the junction of Halfway House Trail and White Arrow. The Monte Rosa trail is easy to follow and does feature a few mild scrambles which are great for practice. At this peak you will find a large working weathervane! Very unique. There is a nice rocky area for a lunch break before heading back down. You can either retrace your steps, or I would suggest taking the Fairy Springs Trail, which leads you through a magical mossy brook area, before reconnecting with the White Arrow Trail.

Cost- 12 and up $5 6-11 $4 5 and under Free
Carrier Only
Preschooler Friendly
NO DOGS (Monadnock SP Rule, strictly enforced)

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

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Lyndsey started hiking when her daughter Aubrey (5)  was just a few months old. Lyndsey and Aubrey have been hiking together for almost 5 years now and have made some impressive climbs over those years. Lyndsey has been an ambassador for Hike it Baby since January 2015. They live in the Monadnock Region of NH and they have many small mountains to hike all around them and they venture the two hours north to the White Mountain National Forest as often as they can. Lyndsey and Aubrey started their NH 48 4,000 footer list when Aubrey was just 3.5 years old. To date, they have completed 2/48. They have been working on the NH 52 with a View list as well and have completed 7/52. 

Hiking had such a huge influence on getting over PPD that she wanted to help other local parents get out on the trails and build a community that is different from the other typical mom groups. Over the years she has learned so much about hiking with young children, from picking different carriers to choosing trails for toddlers. She wants to share her knowledge to help others, as this information was impossible to find when she was just starting out hiking with Aubrey!

Lyndsey also writes for her own personal blog that chronicles her and Aubrey’s hiking adventures together as well as offers articles and trail suggestions for families hiking in New Hampshire!