Liberty Springs Trail

HARD 16 reviews
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Liberty Springs Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.7 miles
2723 feet
Out & Back

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From the Whitehouse Trail, 0.8 mi. north of the Flume parking area, the Liberty Spring Trail climbs east as part of the Appalachian Trail to join the Franconia Ridge Trail near the summit of Mt. Liberty. The trail is 3.5 miles to the top of Mt. Liberty.

3 months ago

I was not impressed with this trail at all. It was very boring and not even remotely challenging. It was steep but had plenty of steps to assist you up this trail. If you are out of shape I could consider this to be a tough trail but if you’ve been hiking all summer it was actually quite easy. No scrambling was ever used; the trail was pretty straight forward. I actually wanted to hike the Mt. Flume slide trail instead but it was too dangerous to hike due to the rain.

5 months ago

Excellent hike, we were looking for something a little more challenging and definitely found it. Lots of people on the trail, was probably 10-20 degrees cooler up top so be prepared.

6 months ago

Great hike. It just kept going. Met several nice through hikers along the AT

8 months ago

Spring melt gushing over failed water bars on the first steep section, above the larger water crossing, making about 100 yards of the trail a soupy mess. Other than that, the snow mono-rail filled in the trail and made it smooth, steady climb.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Wonderful trail. Very good workout!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This is a tough walk with a knock out punch reward for a view. Its a little more then 8 miles out and back from flume visitor center. The trail is hidden from weather and vista until you pop out on liberty proper. The views of Franconia notch, lafayette, and the entire white mountain forrest are beyond words. you will work terribly hard to enjoy the view, but it is so worth it.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Good views from the top of Liberty.. Camping near summit.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Yes I agree with Kelly, this trail isn't as visually stimulating as Falling Waters but its a smooth easy path. I came down this trail from the summit of Liberty in late September and the tent sites water shed was basically dried up, so bring lots of water.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

We used this trail to come down from the mountain after staying overnight at Liberty Springs Tentsite. It was super muddy due to the high amount of rainfall that they had, but regardless was a great little connector trail. Not nearly as spectacular as it's neighbor Falling Water Trail but easier to traverse.

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