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Basin Cascades to Kinsman Pond

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Franconia Notch State Park

Basin Cascades to Kinsman Pond is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,230 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

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nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

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18 days ago

River side all day from the basin it was beautiful. River crossings were easy. Great trail many through hikers! Was awaken to talk to them made it all the way to south kisnmin but the gps stppped recording at north?

1 month ago

By the end of May the second half of the trail was still covered by snow with streams running under. Falling through the snow every step into the cold running streams made this exhausting and very difficult. Snowshoes are a must. Also several river crossings which are quite powerful this times. Better to wait a couple of weeks or take the Fishin' Jimmy instead which was a breeze comparing to the Kinston Pond Trail.

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1 month ago

Fairly easy hike, and very low trafficked. 1-2ft fresh snow made this hike much harder yesterday(5/10/20), especially having to break trail. Used snow shoes 2 miles in and spikes for river crossings. Tracked 4 miles each way to base of pond. 4 river crossings that were moderately difficult due to high water levels and fast flow, difficult for dogs to cross. Kinsman Pond is still frozen over. Trail is very well marked with blazes, but felt slightly overgrown from decreased traffic. Aside from the gorgeous cascade basin, trail is very boring no good viewpoints, so 4 star rating.

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10 months ago

recorded Recording - Sep 01, 4:34 PM

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