Pemi Loop

HARD 7 reviews

Pemi Loop is a 29.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
29.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9862 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

9 days ago

Awesome views on all 11 peaks!

hiking
18 days ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Busy on the weekends but this hike is great. I completed it in 3 days.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 star ?!?!?!? why??

This loop is amazing!!! I did it in two days but there is no need for that. If you have the time 4 days is the way to go. You can enjoy all the views without the rush. Set camp early and head to the one of the closes sumits to each of the camp or tent sites and catch the sunset. With 4 days you are looking at 7 - 10 miles a day give or take. 3 days is also good. Heck one day if you really want a challenge!
No wrong way to start the loop its just an awsome time. Especially if the weather is on your side.

backpacking
3 months ago

Started very early, around 8AM, going clounter-clockwise and made it to Mount Guyot by sunset, camping there for the first night. By mid afternoon the next day, we climbed our way to Galehead Mountain where there's a lodge, and followed the Twin Brook Trail into the Franconia Brook Trail to the campground that's at the intersection of the Lincoln Brook Trail, camping there the second night. The next morning, it was an easy walk to where we began.
NOTES:
1. If you don't have a sleeping pad, Mount Guyot is very difficult since all of their campsites are wooden slats.
2. Camping anywhere outside the designated campsites is very difficult to do. Up high, there's just nowhere that you can, and down low, there's a high amount of supervision.
3. There are illegal campsites along the Lincoln Brook Trail that are very welcoming (but be quiet and don't get caught otherwise you'll be forced to move).
4. The series of trails that run through the center of the loop vertically, to us, are the best parts of it. Sure it's not as scenic but it's woodsy, quiet, and not unreasonably strenuous like the majority of the loop is.
5. Be prepared to climb, a lot. Pack as lightly as possible.

hiking
Friday, September 30, 2016

The best multi-day loop in the Whites, hands down (in my opinion). The peaks you hit are incomparable, and the views are breathtaking. Not a single peak without a view. I have done this in sections, and finally completed it in-full this past August for my birthday, over four days and three nights. Stayed at Liberty Springs Tentsite, Garfield Shelter, and Guyot Shelter. I cannot wait to do this again.