Mount Lafayette via Old Bridle Path

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Mount Lafayette via Old Bridle Path is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3937 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

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5 days ago

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6 days ago

Did this hike end of Sept 2016. Incredible views, very challenging uphills with some steep, rocky climbs. It was so worth it! Careful on the notch, check wind conditions prior.

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29 days ago

Very fun trail! Pretty crowded for a Wednesday morning in August but absolutely worth the adventure. Bring a wind breaker for the top.

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1 month ago

I am an intermediate hiker and I thought this hike was quite challenging at times. The initial quarter wasn't too bad however when we had reached the summit and ascending to the Lafeyette it became taxing under the sun. The relief hut was very necessary as we did run out of water. Although the hike does say the descent from Mt Lafayette is 'relatively easy' it is quite steep and hard on the knees. In the end this hike is definately worth the mountain views of NH.

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hiking
2 months ago

Only hiked to the Greenleaf hut (not all the way to Lafayette) but still a nice, challenging hike with a great view of the lake from the hut. Would HIGHLY recommend if in the area

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