Pack Monadnock (Miller State Park)

Peterborough, NH
Length: 3.20 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This moderate hike at Miller State Park has three trail options to reach the top, my personal favorite is the 1.3 mile Marion Davis Trail. This trail is on the easier side of moderate and features many switchbacks which help make the climb feel less steep. There are a few small sections of increased difficulty on the way up. At the top, there is a large picnic area, with tables, outhouses and a 3 sided lunch shelter. Seasonally water and a small store operate at the top.  A fire tower, weather station and communication towers also share the summit area. Miller State Park also features an Auto Road to the top for those who want the easiest way to the top.

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Trail Features

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

Trail highlights

Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Shelter, and Viewpoint

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $4.00

Adults (12+) $4.00
Children $2.00
5 and Under Free

If ranger is not present please pay for day use in the iron ranger by the gate. Rangers do visit daily and will issue “tickets” if a payment has not been received.

Trail Contributor

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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!