Cascade Brook Trail to Lonesome Lake

MODERATE 19 reviews

Cascade Brook Trail to Lonesome Lake is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1476 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Great day hiking moderate trail which offers views of waterfalls. You will also traverse across the river and you can take a dip in one of the many swimming holes. At the top will come to Lonesome lake where you can go for a swim and just relax. Lonesome Hut is at the top and it offers snacks and hot drinks for sale. There are also bathroom facilities available. The hut also has lodging for those who are trekking.

hiking
18 days ago

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26 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I hike the second half of this trail, jumping on it after Basin Cascade Trail to continue up to Lonesome Lake. Since the bridge it out and the water was high, crossing the river wasn't easy...especially with a dog. But, with balanced footing and a solid harness on our pup we managed to get to the other side! The previous days of rainfall made for a muddy hike with slipper rock scrambling. Trail is well blazed, though, so we were thankful for that.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

I think this trail- all the way to Lonesome Lake Hut, mind you- should be rated "hard" in my opinion and I've done lots of hiking. Lots of thick roots for long stretches made it slippery and dangerous after rains. Once you got to the end of the Cascade Brook trail of this outlined route, you have to cross this very swift river on foot ( 1 of 2 unmarked crossings). The most obvious way across to the return of trail is very treacherous. Beware after rains. The next section of the trail is almost a straight mile of uphill, nonstop rock scrambling that is very slippery and wet after rains.

I'm glad I did it- the lake was beautiful- but I would not do it again.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

A beautiful hike withy husband and dogs. A very solid moderate hike with a lot of opportunity for twisted ankles - definitely wear boots for this one.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

We hiked up Cascade Brook trail to Whitehouse trail back via Pemi trail. Today (7/25/2016), the water was low enough to get across the brook. Only hike with boots bc there are lots of roots on the trail to twist an ankle or fall plus all trails had water and mud. Pemi trail was the worst (mud and sloppy terrain for over 1/2 of trail). All 3 of us enjoyed the trail.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This is a beautiful trail with the brook beside you the whole way. Sadly, the bridge is still washed out and crossing the brook was treacherous at any point due to high spring water. Pack a spare pair of socks!
We thought it was fun to rock hop across. Some people chose to make their own way up beside the brook in the 0.5 mile stretch that was off trail. Just staying beside the brook keeps you oriented.
We went up to Lonesome Lake Hut and rested for lunch, used the facilities, and then came down quickly via Lonesome Lake trail and the Pemi bike path. This was a muddy path in spring, dress accordingly.

hiking
Thursday, August 27, 2015

hiking
Sunday, August 16, 2015

It's beautiful. We started at the Lafayette Campground and hiked all the way to the Lonesome Lake then we took this trail back to the Basin where the car was. It's muddy and slippery being next/on the Cascade Brook. If you start at Lonesome Lake and you are following the white tracks when you get to Pemigewasett river , DO NOT CROSS the river, just start following the blue tracks on the left (PEMI trail and it will lead you to the Basin.

DOGS: We also had the dog, he's a small dog and this trail is for bigger ones (we had to pick him up half way and carry him).

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015

Awesome trail with beautiful views at the top. Well worth the moderate hike. We parked at the basin and made our way to the Cascade brook trail. The trail starts off with lots of tree roots so you have to watch your step because it is easy to twist an ankle. As you make your way up, the trail becomes very rocky, so again you have to watch your step or there goes the ankle. The bridge half way up was washed out in 2012 so you have to cross the stream a bit further up. Easy to do when the water is low, not sure I try it when the water is high. All in all it was a great hike with awesome views of Lonesome lake, Cannon MT and the Franconia ridge.

hiking
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Good trail! We cane from the cascade basin trail and then continued to lonesome lake trail, and then the pemi trail. It was great. A few steep inclines and it was moderate and a few river crossings, but a lot of fun and beautiful views.

Saturday, March 21, 2015