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Best trails in Franconia Notch State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 37 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 22 hard trails in Franconia Notch State Park ranging from 3.8 to 16 miles and from 1,332 to 5,249 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Franconia Notch State Park is located within White Mountain National Forest. On top of the forest, the Franconia Notch mountain pass, Flume Gorge and Echo Lake are also located within the park boundaries. Its amazing views and lake make it a great place to hike, swim, fly fish, bike, camp, or climb. There is also an aerial tramway that you can take at Cannon Mountain. The landscape makes it a good ski area in the winter. Adults: $4.00; Youth ages 6-11: $2.00
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Map of trails in Franconia Notch State Park
Park information
Acreage:
6693 acres
Contact
603-823-8800
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Top trails (37)
#1 - Lonesome Lake Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
This trail gets steep and rocky, but it is worth it to see the beautiful Lonesome Lake. Along the lake the trail is grassy and easy going. Be sure to check out the nearby Lonesome Lake Hut where you cShow more
#2 - The Flume Gorge Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
The gorge is open from May 12 - October 21 5/5-6/30 8:30am-5pm 7/1-9/4 8:30am-5:30pm 9/5-10/22 8:30am-5pm Adults: $16 Children (6-12): $14 Ages 5 and under: Free The Flume Gorge trail is New HampShow more
#3 - Mount Pemigewasset Trail (Indian Head)
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
This is a great trail if you're looking for a quick hike with beautiful views. Although steep, the payoff at the end makes the trip worth it. This trail can get busy during peak seasons so be sure to Show more
#4 - Little Haystack via Falling Waters Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
Falling Waters Trail follows the rocky, rushing Dry Brook upstream to meet the Franconia Notch Trail. 0.5 miles below the summit is a 0.1 mile spur trail for "Shining Rock". This is an exposed slabShow more
#5 - Artist Bluff Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 50 m
Artist Bluff Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, natShow more
#6 - Basin Cascade Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Basin Cascade Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#7 - Flume Slide Trail to Liberty Spring Trail Loop
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 6 h 26 m
Flume Slide Trail to Liberty Spring Trail Loop is a 9.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventShow more
#8 - North Kinsman and South Kinsman Trail via Lonesome Lake and Appalachian Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 5 h 47 m
This trail will bring you past Lonesome Lake in an old glacial cirque, past Kinsman Pond to the Kinsman Peaks which are the highest in the range. Kinsman is an open summit offering good views but Show more
#9 - Cannon Mountain via Kinsmann Ridge Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Cannon Mountain via Kinsmann Ridge Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The tShow more
#10 - Georgiana and Harvard Falls Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Georgiana and Harvard Falls Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
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