Hi-Cannon and Lonesome Lake Trails Loop

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Hi-Cannon and Lonesome Lake Trails Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 March until October.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2427 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

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20 days ago

My first 4000-footer! You really can't beat the views in Franconia Notch on a blue-sky day. The Lafayette parking lot fills up crazy fast so expect to park alongside the road on a weekend. There's a nice little store at the campground for snacks after hiking and a real bathroom too. On top of the mountain, you can refill water and use the tram building to warm up (or cool down).

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21 days ago

Lots of great views. Lots of people too around summit and the lake but didnt take away from the overall experience

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11 months ago

This trail IS NOT the Hi-Cannon Trail. Hi-Cannon is steep and has a ladder that has to be climbed, it's also not that well blazed. Hi-Cannon (not High Cannon) is the dashed line to the right of the Lonesome Lake trail and it comes off a junction from Lonesome Lake just past the campground.

Went up Hi-Cannon (which is how it's spelt on the signage) to Cannon, came down the Kinsman Ridge and then Lonesome Lake back to the campground.

Nice 6.7 mile hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Hi-Cannon is a steep trail with a ladder at one point of it, so it is not dog friendly. It's recommended to go up Hi-Cannon and back down Lonesome Lake to complete the loop. The trail starts at the Lafayette Campground and you take the Lonesome Lake trail until the Hi-Cannon split. Total mileage was 5.7

The trail isn't well blazed. There are blue markers but they are few and far between. The trail is pretty easy to figure out which way to go.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Great views if you go out on the cliffs near the summit, definitely better than the tower which was over crowded by the phonies that took the tram up.