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Best trails in Franconia

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Looking for a great trail near Franconia, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Crawford Notch State Park or Franconia Notch State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like White Mountain National Forest or Rocky Gorge Scenic Area. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 10 hard trails in Franconia ranging from 3.8 to 11.2 miles and from 1,407 to 5,249 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Franconia
Top trails (18)
#1 - Artist Bluff Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(590)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 50 m
Artist Bluff Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, natShow more
#2 - Cannon Mountain via Kinsman Ridge Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(475)
Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Cannon Mountain via Kinsman Ridge Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trShow more
#3 - Bridal Veil Falls Trail
White Mountain National Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(355)
Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#4 - Hi-Cannon Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(157)
Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Great Views of Northern Presidentials. AMC Hut and mountain lake. 4K Peak. Park at the Lafayette Campground, and climb Hi-Cannon Tr up (yellow blazed). It has some exposed rocky overlooks that allShow more
#5 - Bald Mountain
Franconia Notch State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(142)
Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 27 m
Bald Mountain is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkiShow more
#6 - North Kinsman, South Peak and Cannon Balls Loop Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(71)
Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 7 h 27 m
Complete 3 peaks of the Northeast 111 in a tough & beautiful day-hike loop: Cannon Mountain 4,100' North Kinsman Mountain 4,293' South Kinsman Mountain 4,358' Start from the trailhead and immediatelyShow more
#7 - Kinsman Ridge Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(74)
Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 16 m
Kinsman Ridge Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily uShow more
#8 - Mount Lafayette via Greenleaf Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(78)
Length: 6 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
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 usedShow more
#9 - Bridesmaid Falls
Franconia Notch State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(40)
Length: 1 mi • Est. 33 m
Bridesmaid Falls is a pair of waterfalls dropping about 50 feet and join to become a stream called Tucker Brook. Over the next ridge to the west is the Coppermine Trail and Brook, which leads to BridaShow more
#10 - Profile Lake Via Pem Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(75)
Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 36 m
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 numbeShow more
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