Lonesome Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.1 miElevation gain1,026 ftRoute typeLoop
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Reservations for day use are required. Please consult the park website. https://www.nhstateparks.org/covid-19 This trail gets steep and rocky, but it is worth it to see the beautiful Lonesome Lake. Along the lake the trail is grassy and easy going. Be sure to check out the nearby Lonesome Lake Hut where you can reserve a room and have a nice family meal.

New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism, P.O. Box 1856 , Concord, NH, 03302-1856, Phone: 603-271-2665

Directions from Lincoln or Franconia, NH: This trail is located in the southern most parking area of Lafayette Campground which is located on I-93 about midway between the towns of Lincoln and Franconia.

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Andrew Fraser
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Kim Hancock
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Well packed snow from lots of travel this weekend. There are some spots with narrow planks around the lake so be careful not to misstep and dunk your foot into the water!

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Corey Finley
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Kaelen Nazzaro
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Andrew Fraser
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David Scharlotte
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Ansel Barnum
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Magical winter wonderland

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Bill Anker
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Fred Dassori
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Meyyappan Meyyappan
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Alina Simerzin
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Lucia Dostal
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Absolutely magical trail in the winter. I hiked this trail with a friend on 12/20 and I’m glad we brought our snowshoes. Also a great moderate second day hike after the Franconia loop!

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Joel Burns
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Mary Koury
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Frank Zhou
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Stephanie McIntyre
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Alanah Douaihi
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Connor Boyle
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Dave Fortin
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Alex Colon
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Great trail. Come early, bring cleats and sticks and you’ll do great. Snowy throughout the entire trail.

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John Simonaitis
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Lake is gorgeous, well trafficked terrain

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Bret Little
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JR Bélanger
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Beautiful day out at the lake. Snow cover started about halfway up. Stunning views. Treacherous on the way down. Our group made it down safe, but there was a lady that broke her leg slipping down. Thankfully there were quite a few people out today, and rescue was called, but this is not a good place to get injured.

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Vignesh Raja
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Tophe Thorne
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Great day; views at the lake were pristine. Trail got fairly snowy and icy about halfway up. Definitely a little slow going on the way down.

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James Sheridan
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Easy out and back with beautiful views

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Lisa Strainer
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Abram Marr
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