French's Ledges, NH

MODERATE 24 reviews

French's Ledges, NH is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Plainfield, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
757 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

snow

Frenches ledges is one of several interconnected trails in this area. They are well marked. Mountain biking is good on well maintained trails and you can climb to the ledges for a 360 degree view.

6 hours ago

12 days ago

walking
14 days ago

Trail heads can be confusing. Suggesting use this map instead http://www.uvlt.org/docs/trails/Frenchs-trailmap-2005-11-16.pdf

We started with the "middle" trail heads - which has a parking spot but the trail is so poorly marked and there were many bifurcations inside - got confused and detoured a couple of times. Eventually found the red markers and followed - which was from the "north trailhead". The ledge takes 5 minutes to climb up. Good view on the top - good for a sat morning walk (will not call it a hike). Barely got heart rate up. When going down, followed the blue markers - which were well marked and easy to follow. It leads to the "south" trail heads. I would use this trailhead or north one to start in the future.

For blue/south trailhead - you can reach the ledge probably 15-30 min, less than 2 miles for sure.

17 days ago

Nice trail from Plainfield school. Good view for low price (3.1 miles) Google maps took me elsewhere but I found no trailhead. I used another all trails hikers map to get to Plainfield school. It worked!

hiking
20 days ago

Quick, easy hike. Good for kids. View at the top is nice.

1 month ago

Good hike!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome little hike! Took the dogs and they had a great time! Definitely recommend it if your looking for a short hike. Decent views at the top too!

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Great place to enjoy some mountain biking on quiet trails. Some single track but a great place to bring someone that is learning the ropes. Bring bug spray. Very good-dog friendly.

8 months ago

10 months ago

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Great hike when you are short on time. Beautiful views from the top and a great brook at the bottom. Bring the whole family.

trail running
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

hiking
Sunday, October 11, 2015