Franconia Falls Trail

EASY 67 reviews

Franconia Falls Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

6 hours ago

The best view is right at the beginning on the bridge and then at the end at the falls... not too many look outs along the way- was thinking you could see the river most of the way but you really don’t. Its an old rail road track so its very straight- kinda boring. Great for biking- kids would be very board. To me it wasn’t worth the 6.8 miles but now we know.

hiking
1 day ago

worth the walk. 5yo was a little tired towards the end, but enjoyed every spot she could stop to play in.

Beautiful easy trail. A little long for our Corgi, but that's to be expected when your legs are short. $5 parking fee at the self service kiosk.

12 days ago

easy trail. about 5k to get to the falls. Best waterfalls to play in in the area. lots of places to get water along the way. My daughter had a blast.

surfing
25 days ago

its gay

hiking
29 days ago

Nice and easy hike/nature walk to the falls! Water was super cold to jump in but there were nice places to swim at the end and a cool rock water slide to go down on too. Great place to cool off and fun to take friends and family with you!

walking
1 month ago

Great for the kids. Very easy with a great payoff with the falls at the end.

1 month ago

Nice place

walking
2 months ago

First time on a trail and it was great!! There was still snow on the trail that we weren’t totally prepared for but it was manageable. Took the dog with me and my wife. We couldn’t of asked for a better time. The falls were beautiful and was totally worth it.

backpacking
5 months ago

Easy trail, great for a break after a Presi traverse. Nice swimming hole and cliff jumping a little up river of the falls. Keep trekking past the end of the trail (sign says trail ends but path continues) for some excellent riverside camping

5 months ago

Wow, first time on this trail in the winter. it was mostly hard packed snow all the way to the falls. Did not need spikes until the final incline up to the falls and to have safe footing near the water. It's a beautiful walk in the winter too. This was my first winter hike and a good starter to test my new gear.

hiking
9 months ago

I didn't hike all the way to Franconia Falls, but the trail was pleasant. Very flat and wide, not too crowded after you cross the bridge. A couple of openings looking over the river. I thought it was nice but nothing spectacular.

backpacking
11 months ago

First time there with my 17 yo who loved swimming the falls.

We hiked this trail while camping near by. There were 21 people in our group ranging from age 6-55. Everyone enjoyed the hike despite the rain. The kids really enjoyed the falls. Great trail for all hiking levels.

hiking
11 months ago

really nice easy walk to the falls and so much fun when you get there!

11 months ago

great dog friendly hike...

11 months ago

Nice trail for families and pets! Relatively flat the entire way. We loved it!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nice out and back

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Was enjoyable day. Easy hike in and some swam/jumped off rock. Beautiful Falls!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Absolutely breathtaking! The views are stunning and a very family fun friendly trail!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Awesome for being out in nature during the winter. You have cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and hiking. The formations of snow on the rocks and the river are beautiful. We didn't get to the falls. But the hike is lovely in the winter.

walking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This was not so much a hike as a walk to get to a great destination. My kids 10 year old, 12 year old and 15 year old had a wonderful time on the slides. We hiked some trails that are listed as difficult and moderate. This is not either of those. This is an old road bed with little as far as beautiful views that are seen in most of the area. But when you get to the slides and falls it's is awesome. The huge slabs of rock to lay about to soak up sun. Or the shoots that launch you into deep pools. As always be alert of your surroundings and you level of comfort when you transverse the brooks and rocks.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We didn't actually make it to the falls so maybe had we gotten there I would rate it better, but the hike out is very boring - basically a jogging path along the river. I thought there would be things to do/see along the way but there wasn't and my 5 and 7 year old weren't really enjoying it (bugs were also pretty bad). After going about a mile we turned around.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Such a fun and easy hike. The natural water slides are a blast. Highly recommend.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Very easy stroll through the woods. The waterfalls are great. ..be careful swimming. ..water is cold!

Friday, July 24, 2015

My first hike with my son. Falls are great bring a bathing suit

nature trips
Monday, June 08, 2015

Nice easy traill off of an intersect with a bridge. Great stone collecting. Very peaceful when unpopulated.

hiking
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Very busy trail in mid-summer with people headed to the falls to play and cool down. Completely flat hike until the very end as you approach the falls. Suggest diverting off the trail to Black Pond before the falls to enjoy sitting by this beautiful pristine pond.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Coming down to the Conway area in winter for a weekend of Snowshoeing/Hiking this is great place to stretch the legs and have a thermos lunch in the woods. Simple flat walk to the falls with nice babbling brooks along the way.

hiking
4 days ago

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