Profile Lake Via Pem Trail

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Profile Lake Via Pem Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
8 months ago

The Pemi Trail runs the length of Franconia Notch along the Pemigawassett River. It is a pleasant lightly used alternative to the bike path, and offers a close up view of the river and some spectacular views of the Cannon Cliffs north of Lafayette Place. A number of loop hikes can be made using the Pemi Trail and the bike path, One downside is the proximity to I-93 and the traffic noise. The Pemi Trail can be accessed from virtually any parking area from the Flume to Cannon parking areas.

walking
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The historical sight is very nice and view of Profile Lake is spectacular. A must for the family if you've never been.

hiking
Thursday, April 26, 2012

This is a great little hike. Growing up, we would stop here every year while camping in the White Mountains. The last time I was there was in 2009 after The Old Man slipped off the mtn. Plans and constuction was underway to expand the area and a memorial of The Old Man. Even without him there it's still worth the trip.