The Dublin trail ascends Grand Monadnock from the NW and is one of the shorter and easier trails to the summit. It is 2.2 miles with 1700 feet of elevation gain. All of the trails on Mt. Monadnock require some rock scrambling but the Dublin trail's ledges and exposure are fairly moderate.
There is a new parking area off of Old Troy Rd, and the lower part of the trail has recently been rerouted to avoid some extremely eroded sections. 2007 was the first year for the new section and there was still a wonderful variety of ferns and wildflowers at trail's edge. Once you rejoin the old trail the rocks begin and the trail gets steeper. The last half mile is all ledges with spectacular views.
From Rt. 101 .5 miles E of Dublin center (the flag pole) and take Lake Rd. Follow Lake Rd. for 2 miles (at some point it turns into Old Marlborough Rd). When you reach the Dublin Country Club turn left onto Old Troy rd and follow it 1.6 miles to the parking lot.
Old Troy rd is a dirt road and is not maintained in winter. It can also be quite muddy in the spring.
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