Mount Lafayette via Greenleaf Trail

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Mount Lafayette via Greenleaf Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,320 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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nature trips

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wild flowers

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muddy
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washed out
1 day ago

Took this trail down from the Greenleaf hut because we were hiking the ridge but were going to miss the last shuttle to the overflow parking area at exit 34C, and realized this trail would put us fairly close to where the car was. It was very wet, mossy, rocky, slippery, overgrown. I slipped and fell twice trying to get down the wet mossy rocks. We also ended up doing it in the dark and in a torrential rainstorm near the bottom, which would’ve otherwise been dry, and were exhausted from hiking up Falling Waters yo Little Haystack, all the way across the ridge over Lincoln to Lafayette, then down to the hut. So we were tired too. It seemed like the boulders and huge rock formations would be really cool in daylight, but it is really, REALLY rocky, for the ENTIRE path—there’s no real flat parts, even near the trailhead, just parts with less elevation gain/loss.

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rocky
1 day ago

very good trail to go to lafayette mount. after 2 hours approximatively, you will arrive at a camp that is nearby the summit of lafayette mount. The trail is almost all the time rocky and always in ascension. No flat track here. Very difficult trail but nice

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rocky
16 days ago

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22 days ago

Our family of two adults and three kids did this as our first challenging hike. The trail has a lot of water on it-bring waterproof boots! Bugs were bad at first, then tapered off. We left at 8:15 and going slowly and taking numerous breaks we made it to the hut by 1. After a 1/2 hour rest we ascended Mount Lafayette and were back down to the hut by 5, where we spent the night. The trail to the hut was very lightly trafficked for a summer weekend, and the view from Eagle Cliff was amazing. Of course the views from Mount Lafayette were awesome as well. We had a great time staying at the hut, too. Faster, more in-shape hikers could do this in a day.

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1 month ago

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6 months ago

Hiked this trail in late May...it was postholing all the way to Greenleaf Hut. Still had a great time!

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8 months ago

Very nice trail, we hit the snow very soon at the beginning. We saw a fresh big bear tracks at 300 meter before to get the shelter.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Nice quiet trial up to the hut, busier to the summit. Plenty hard enough for me!

Friday, July 06, 2018

Short distance but 170 floors in 8.5 miles (out and back ) Greenleaf Hut at the top has food and water to refill you . And What a View :-) Highly recommended Hike

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Deff a challenging trail, took this one up and down. But it was beautifully covered in moss that created some breath taking views along the way. Very rocky most of the way, that kept it interesting. A little tough on the knees on the way down. The very best part about this trial is that not many people know about it, or take it. We passed by only 2 people the entire trail. Park at the Cannon Mt parking lot and also beat the over packed trail parking lots! Took us 7 hours total

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A difficult hike but the views were amazing!

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Did this hike with my dad on sat aug 3. I've been as far as the hut last year. This time made it to the summit. It was cold and windy at the top out of the trees. Great day hike. Took it easy and made it up and down in just under 8 hours. Amazing view from summit! Well worth it.

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Awesome hike,Eagle Pass and beyond have great views.Some steep trail sections but a great day hike.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

One of my favs

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