Hiking Pack Monadnock at Miller State Park
Rate this Adventure New Hampshire › Marion Davis and Wapack Trails
Added by Sonya LeClair
New Hampshire's oldest state park providing views of Mount Monadnock, Boston & Mount Washington.
Miller State Park is the oldest State park in New Hampshire and offers the perfect spring, summer or fall hike.
From the parking area, visitors can choose from one of three trails: The Marion Davis Trail (1.4 miles to peak), The Wapack Trail (1.4 miles to peak) or the Auto-road (~ 1.0 miles to peak).
Any of these trails can be completed as a loop or an out-and-back, and the auto-road can be walked or driven.
The Marion Davis Trail is a simple hike with a moderate incline, while the Wapack Trail is a bit more challenging as it requires more scrambling. The auto-road, when walked, is the steepest and shortest route, but also the quickest.
When you reach the peak, you'll find views of Mount Monadnock, Mount Kearsarge, Mount Cardigan, Mount Watatic, Mount Watchusett, and the Boston skyline. On a clear day, you can even see Mount Washington.
At the peak, you'll also find running water, bathrooms, picnic tables, and a fire tower that you can climb to enjoy 360-degree views of the region.
Unlike nearby Mount Monadnock, dogs are permitted at Miller; however, they must be leashed.
If you visit during September, be sure to catch migrating raptors at the Raptor Observatory hosted by NH Audubon. Through November 1st, Audubon staffs the summit to count raptors and discusses the project with visitors.
The fee to enter the park is $4 for adults and $2 for kids, and the booth is staffed from May through October.
- Phone or camera
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
ReviewsLeave a Review
Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!
More Adventures Nearby
Hike to the Oak Hill Fire Tower
New Hampshire / Shaker Road Parking Area
Climbing to the Fire Tower on Oak Hill is a great urban adventure, short enough for a lunch break trail run or a morning hike with the family.
Hike Artists Bluff
New Hampshire / Artists Bluff Trail
Starting from the Bald Mountain trailhead, the Artists Bluff trail takes you up a short but steep 1.5 mile path to a beautiful rocky overlook of Franconia Notch State Park.