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This trail features over 3, feet of elevation gain. Heading south from the Skookumchuck trailhead, the spectacular views of peaks and forests will remind you that the Notch is indeed a mountain pass between the Kinsman and Franconia Ranges. You’ll want to be in shape for this one!

Franconia Ridge – A Complete Guide To An Incredible New England Hike

We have done this in summer and in fall, at peak foliage, and it traol spectacular. There was about three inches of snow and very little ice. Mount Kinsman, North Peak. The top had lots of traip, so wear appropriate footwear in late fall and on. Lists Cannon Mounatin are on: Mount Twin, South Peak. The ridge exposes you to the elements, but the views are worth it. To reach the Mt. Photo taken along Falling Waters Trail on June 26, You should read the 10 essentials for hiking.


If you would like to get a great view of Franconia Notch before reaching any mzp, turn right down a yard spur trail leading to Shining Rock after being on Falling Waters Trail for 2.

The White Mountains as seen from Franconia Ridge. Beautiful trail along the gorge.

Franconia Notch Recreation Path

Mount Hancock, South Peak. Nofch Twin, South Peak. The hut also sells things like muffins, candy and coffee. One long mile of that view Challenging climb with awesome views above the tree line. The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Lafayette, as well as Mount Lincoln and Little Haystack Mountain by a loop hike, but you could also hike Mount Lafayette by itself and retrace ftanconia steps back to the parking lot, eliminating Mount Lincoln and Little Haystack Mountain for a shorter hike.

Full sunshine but probably a bit below freezing when we arrived at the partially frozen lake.

Franconia Notch Recreation Path in New Hampshire | TrailLink

Using a pole or stick is highly recommended, especially on the way down. Just finished before lunch beautiful laketrail was slippery definitely use your poles makes it easier especially on the way down.


There are a couple ways to complete this route. Flume Slide Trail 2. The snow was packed out well when we went, so only microspikes and poles were needed.

Photo taken on July 27, Karine Nadeau on Greenleaf Trail. Fishin’ Jimmy Trail 2. You can combine ontch trail with other trails that run There is also a tram that you can get a one way ticket for at the top if you do not want to hike down, although this too is only open in season not when I was there.

Very steep in the beginning, but flat at the lake. The trail starts at the north end.

This route will take you across all the major peaks of the Franconia Range. Mt Lafayette covered in snow. Franconia Notch Recreation Path Facts. Parking Parking at the trailhead can get crazy. The paved path roughly follows I through the pass. The map below shows all of your trail options.