Lonesome Lake via Cascade Brook and Pemi Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Lonesome Lake via Cascade Brook and Pemi Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately 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, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1174 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

hiking
2 months ago

A good afternoon hike from the Lafayette Place Campground. From the campground, follow the Pemi Trail (blue blazes) south to the Basin. Take a right (NW) at the Basin to take the Basin Cascade Trail (still blue blazes). There are some wonderful views of the cascades along this stretch. This will connect to the Cascade Brook Trail (white blazes)--angle to the right (N-NWish) and cross the Cascade Brook (you will pass a washed out bridge shortly before the crossing). The next 1.3 miles are steady uphill on pretty rocky path. You will pop out at Lonesome Lake. Head to the left to go around the lake. After going around the lake, you'll hit a bunch of trail markers. Follow the Lonesome Lake Trail (yellow blazes) towards Lafayette Place Campground (not the LL Trail that's going the other way). From there, you have a pretty dramatic descent over about 1.2 miles back to camp.