Liberty Springs Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, NH that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From the Whitehouse Trail, 0.8 mi. north of the Flume parking area, the Liberty Spring Trail climbs east as part of the Appalachian Trail to join the Franconia Ridge Trail near the summit of Mt. Liberty. The trail is 3.5 miles to the top of Mt. Liberty.
This is a tough walk with a knock out punch reward for a view. Its a little more then 8 miles out and back from flume visitor center. The trail is hidden from weather and vista until you pop out on liberty proper. The views of Franconia notch, lafayette, and the entire white mountain forrest are beyond words. you will work terribly hard to enjoy the view, but it is so worth it.
Good views from the top of Liberty.. Camping near summit.
Yes I agree with Kelly, this trail isn't as visually stimulating as Falling Waters but its a smooth easy path. I came down this trail from the summit of Liberty in late September and the tent sites water shed was basically dried up, so bring lots of water.
We used this trail to come down from the mountain after staying overnight at Liberty Springs Tentsite. It was super muddy due to the high amount of rainfall that they had, but regardless was a great little connector trail. Not nearly as spectacular as it's neighbor Falling Water Trail but easier to traverse.