Monadnock Trails Week

A group of individuals with tools pushing a large rock to advertise the dates for the upcoming Monadnock Trails Week. September 5-9, 2024. A collaboration between the Forest Society and NH State Parks.

Save the dates for the next Monadnock Trails Week: 

Thursday, September 5 - Monday, September 9

Monadnock Trails Week is an annual collaboration between the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and NH State Parks. We aim to protect, improve, and promote the trails of the Monadnock Region. Monadnock Trails Week began in 2006.

Registration for the 2024 Monadnock Trails Week will open in early July - We look forward to seeing you on the mountain this year!

If you would like to put together a group and have a project of your own for next year, reach out to Laurel Swope-Brush. In past years, we've worked with Keene High School Honor Society, Camp Wa-Klo, the Cardigan Highlanders Trail Crew, and other business/employee groups.

Can't volunteer but want to support trail improvements? Make a donation to our Reservation Stewardship Fund, which supports work ranging from trail care to signage to habitat management on our forest reservations throughout the state.


Previous Monadnock Trails Weeks


2023 Monadnock Trails Week

Thank you to our 2023 Monadnock Trails Week sponsors, including Eastern Mountain Sports!

We are so thankful for the more than 50 volunteers and staff that prepared to join us at the 17th Annual Monadnock Trails Week! Even with the threat of rain and storms, volunteers accomplished major trail structural improvements and retained important ecosystems at Mount Monadnock and Gap Mountain during this year’s event. The Forest Society and New Hampshire State Parks worked together to host the 17th annual event from July 13 to July 17, 2023. SEE PHOTOS HERE

2022 Monadnock Trails Week

MTW By the Numbers 2022
Monadnock Trails Week 2022 Work Data

See photos and videos from 2022 here! 

Thank you to the partner organizations, sponsors, and supporters that made Monadnock Trails Week 2022 possible, including Blackfire Farm, Black Folks Camp Too, C&S Grocers, Dublin General Store, Dublin Road Taproom & Eatery, EMS, Grappelli's Brick Oven Pizza, Nature's Green Grocer, Monadnock Food Co-Op, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Optimist Cafe, and Post & Beam Brewing.

The logos of the sponsors.

Monadnock Trails Week Photos

Volunteers point to an area needing improvement on Gap Mountain.
2022 Gap Mountain volunteers pressed on with trail work, despite intense heat and humidity all weekend long. (Photo: Carrie Deegan)


A group huddles around a muddy hole.
A group of volunteers and Forest Society staff makes improvements to the Marlboro Tail on Mount Monadnock during trails week in July 2022. (Photo: Carrie Deegan)


A trailwork crew poses on the job.
A trail crew takes a quick break during the 2021 Monadnock Trails Week. (Photo: Courtesy of Jesse Zacrow, NH State Parks)


Members of a trail crew pose during Monadnock Trails Week.
Members of a trail crew during Monadnock Trails Week 2021. (Photo: Volunteer Keith Martin)


A trail, once eroded and covered in water, is now built up with rock steps and gravel to ensure better drainage.
After MTW 2021: an improved trail has better drainage, helping keep it safe and sustainable for future hikers. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Zacrow, NH State Parks)


Group of trail crew volunteers leaning on a pickup truck in a dirt parking lot