Mt. Monadnock is mostly in a State Park, or various conservation lands, etc. A couple of trail approaches may get you to the base of the Summit, if you are allowed to bike on them. But from there to the top, you have a chance if you are Hans Rey, otherwise hump it up , hump it down. Best bet would be trail from Dublin Lake, forget trail name but longest trail to summit-- even some "slickrock" sections... NH stylely...don't forget- it is swarming with people most of the hiking/biking? season
Except for the Appalachian Trail and trails in designated Wilderness areas, all other hiking trails in the White Mountain National Forest are open to mountain bikes. In the North Conway area, Kearsarge North, Chocorua, the Moat Mountains, Mt. Tremont, Bartlett Mtn and many other local peaks have been ridden. Most involve some degree of hike-a-bike and the descents tend to be steep & gnarly. Certainly not for everybody but full value for those who are up to it. Tons of peaks to bag in western Maine also.
Very nice photos; that's been on my list for a while. Welch-Dickey in Waterville Valley is another of similar ilk.I once had a really good time riding Cardigan/Firescrew near Newfound lake. Definitely some hike a bike involved, but also some epic granite descending (and baffled hikers).
Not that I can think of but there should be. And technically the very summit (above carriage road and BC Connector) of Black Cap is off limits to bikes but this is mostly ignored and not enforced. It's not like you're going to damage the granite up there.Black Cap excluded, are there any other local mountains that have trails made with bikes in mind ? Not sure why I'm asking as my curiosity is clearly bigger than my legs!
I've ridden a fair amount of the stuff in that area BITD. You can (could anyway) end up connecting to the lower trails off W-D coming south from Tripoli RdVery nice photos; that's been on my list for a while. Welch-Dickey in Waterville Valley is another of similar ilk.