Cannon Mountain via Kinsmann Ridge Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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Cannon Mountain via Kinsmann Ridge Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2372 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
11 days ago

Goes up pretty fast.. it was a great day to hike.. good views all throughout the trail.. some tricky parts but nothing outrageous.. this is my favorite hike so far

awesome hike! Steep and rocky but the trail is well marked and the view is worth the effort!

hiking
25 days ago

It was very steep and difficult. Harder to get down the trail than to go up! Don't get me wrong, it was a blast, just a little hard. Make sure you bring at least 2 quarters so you can look through the binocular thing! Lol. Very nice view of the Franconia ridge from the top, and also when you get to the saddle there is a small path (very easy to see) that leads to the edge of the old man on the mountain cliff. Overall I liked the hike, it was a nice challenge for me as I am a beginner hiker, not with much experience.
Make sure you bring the 50 cents in quarters and lots of water!!! Also bring bug spray as there were many bugs.

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hiking
7 months ago