Cascade Brook Trail to Lonesome Lake

MODERATE 7 reviews

Cascade Brook Trail to Lonesome Lake is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, NH that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.2 miles 1410 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running







wild flowers




14 days ago

A beautiful hike withy husband and dogs. A very solid moderate hike with a lot of opportunity for twisted ankles - definitely wear boots for this one.

21 days ago

2 months ago

We hiked up Cascade Brook trail to Whitehouse trail back via Pemi trail. Today (7/25/2016), the water was low enough to get across the brook. Only hike with boots bc there are lots of roots on the trail to twist an ankle or fall plus all trails had water and mud. Pemi trail was the worst (mud and sloppy terrain for over 1/2 of trail). All 3 of us enjoyed the trail.

5 months ago

This is a beautiful trail with the brook beside you the whole way. Sadly, the bridge is still washed out and crossing the brook was treacherous at any point due to high spring water. Pack a spare pair of socks!
We thought it was fun to rock hop across. Some people chose to make their own way up beside the brook in the 0.5 mile stretch that was off trail. Just staying beside the brook keeps you oriented.
We went up to Lonesome Lake Hut and rested for lunch, used the facilities, and then came down quickly via Lonesome Lake trail and the Pemi bike path. This was a muddy path in spring, dress accordingly.

1 year ago

It's beautiful. We started at the Lafayette Campground and hiked all the way to the Lonesome Lake then we took this trail back to the Basin where the car was. It's muddy and slippery being next/on the Cascade Brook. If you start at Lonesome Lake and you are following the white tracks when you get to Pemigewasett river , DO NOT CROSS the river, just start following the blue tracks on the left (PEMI trail and it will lead you to the Basin.

DOGS: We also had the dog, he's a small dog and this trail is for bigger ones (we had to pick him up half way and carry him).

1 year ago

Awesome trail with beautiful views at the top. Well worth the moderate hike. We parked at the basin and made our way to the Cascade brook trail. The trail starts off with lots of tree roots so you have to watch your step because it is easy to twist an ankle. As you make your way up, the trail becomes very rocky, so again you have to watch your step or there goes the ankle. The bridge half way up was washed out in 2012 so you have to cross the stream a bit further up. Easy to do when the water is low, not sure I try it when the water is high. All in all it was a great hike with awesome views of Lonesome lake, Cannon MT and the Franconia ridge.

1 year ago

Good trail! We cane from the cascade basin trail and then continued to lonesome lake trail, and then the pemi trail. It was great. A few steep inclines and it was moderate and a few river crossings, but a lot of fun and beautiful views.