Hi-Cannon and Lonesome Lake Trails Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Hi-Cannon and Lonesome Lake Trails Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, NH that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

5.1 miles 2425 feet Loop

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



no dogs

2 months ago

3 months ago

This trail IS NOT the Hi-Cannon Trail. Hi-Cannon is steep and has a ladder that has to be climbed, it's also not that well blazed. Hi-Cannon (not High Cannon) is the dashed line to the right of the Lonesome Lake trail and it comes off a junction from Lonesome Lake just past the campground.

Went up Hi-Cannon (which is how it's spelt on the signage) to Cannon, came down the Kinsman Ridge and then Lonesome Lake back to the campground.

Nice 6.7 mile hike.

3 months ago

Hi-Cannon is a steep trail with a ladder at one point of it, so it is not dog friendly. It's recommended to go up Hi-Cannon and back down Lonesome Lake to complete the loop. The trail starts at the Lafayette Campground and you take the Lonesome Lake trail until the Hi-Cannon split. Total mileage was 5.7

The trail isn't well blazed. There are blue markers but they are few and far between. The trail is pretty easy to figure out which way to go.

1 year ago

Great views if you go out on the cliffs near the summit, definitely better than the tower which was over crowded by the phonies that took the tram up.

2 years ago

This isn't really near Lincoln as much as it is in the Franconia notch. Lincoln is more south on 93.

4 years ago

I have done this trail a couple of times. I use it to complete a loop from Laf. campground up to Cannon Mt. Its a pretty nice trail. It has a great view back down at Lonesome Lake. It is steep in spots but again makes a great loop. Take Lonesome Lake trail to Kinsman Ridge trail to Cannon Mt, return via High Cannon Trail.