Explore the most popular hiking trails near Lincoln with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
15 hours ago

Nice and easy hike/nature walk to the falls! Water was super cold to jump in but there were nice places to swim at the end and a cool rock water slide to go down on too. Great place to cool off and fun to take friends and family with you!

16 hours ago

Nice trail with a beatiful view.

Well we started at 9AM to attempt both summits with our dog / mountain goat and it was just too hot for the poor guy so we made it to Lonesome Lake and ended the hike there.

ABSOLUTELY stunning hiking from the trail it’s self to the incredible lake! We will definitely be doing this again and finishing the two summits just have to leave our fur baby behind:( or we will camp next attempt.

Definitely steeper than we thought from the start but again well worth it! Also we did this in June so don’t forget your bug spray!!!

Can’t wait to do it again and complete the rest of the review!!

on The Flume Trail

hiking
2 days ago

My husband and I went here on a whim. Thought about it Friday night (Jun 2) and drove 2 hours the following morning (Jun 3). We paid $30/pp for the Flume + Cannon Mtn tramway. We thought the price was worth it for a great experience for beginners to hiking.

The hike to the Flume Gorge was beautiful and easy. The park is kept up very well, we saw replacement wood planks/beams where needed for safety for visitors. There are also covered areas throughout the trail called rain shelters on the map (given at time of ticket purchase).

The hike back from Flume Gorge takes you pass smaller waterfalls and a beautiful area called the Pools.

There was an area called the Wolf Den (clearly marked). It's this small cave that is formed between and underneath large boulder/rock formations. On the Flume Gorge website, it says that visitors can go into it and, if possible, squeeze out the small opening at the top of the cave. My husband and I gave it a shot. As I'm small in size, it was slightly easier for me than my husband. We emerged on the other side and were greeted by two groups of visitors.

The rest of the hike out of the park was very easy and peaceful. Although there were a good number of visitors, at times we were the only 2 on the trail. It was so peaceful, we heard birds chirping and the leaves rustling as the breeze blew through.

We thought the price was worth it and have plans to return during the fall for the foliage.

Amazing views the whole way up, from waterfalls to 360 Mountain View’s. Definitely a very hard trail, especially on the way down. Very long as well.

It cost us $60 to get in to this place and it was only a short walk near the water. The rest was spent walking through the other parts of the trail. Definitely not worth the money for us. We’ve done many, many trails across the United States and this was very disappointing.

Not worth the money you look at Yellowstone glacier Zion national parks it cost $80 for a year pass the trails are well kept up the parks are amazing we paid over $60 bucks to walk one hour and only half of it was near the river I will keep to the big boy trails like the Tetons! They tried telling me it was to do the keep up on the wood path so does the national parks don’t give me that.

hiking
4 days ago

Decent hike. Steep ascent/climb to the top. Would recommend the larger loop to peak bag. Can't comment on views, both times we've done Osceola we saw nothing but clouds.

backpacking
4 days ago

Great hike. Recommend starting on Greeley Pond side and working towards Osceola from there. Don’t bother going all the way to Tripoli road. Only good overnight camping locations we found were on East Osceola. Limited water gathering spots. Winds on the top were pretty strong.

hiking
6 days ago

One of my favorite trials in the area.

Beautiful! The views ramp up as you go along, each section of the falls larger and cooler than the last. The trail is mostly shaded and the water was cold in June. We ran into maybe two groups and there are several “trails” to walk along to avoid running into people. I put it into quotations because it is not well marked (look for red lines on trees) and people have made a lot of paths to get around downed trees. Be prepared to watch out for roots and big rocks. The hiking isn’t too hard if you pay attention. We brought a terrier sized dog that’s in good shape and she did pretty well but was tired by the end. We needed to keep an eye on her while jumping around the rocks. It’s worth going up to the end of the trail but the second to last water fall has an island in the middle of the gorge that’s perfect for a picnic.

This trail is HARD - the bottom half is easy, the top half is wicked - a straight up rocky climb. Luckily it’s not that long, even though it feels long. The summit is wooded but there are great clearings below the summit with terrific views. Hiked with 2 dogs. I haven’t done this peak coming over the ridge Osceola, but I have to imagine that must be the better way to do it.

Amazing trail! As others have said here; take falling waters up and enjoy the waterfalls then cross over the Franconia Ridge and go down Old bridal trail. the whole thing took me my dog and my slower friend 8 hours to complete the loop.

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked this from the Lincoln Woods Trailhead... about 12.5 miles up to Mt. Flume and back. Nice challenging hike and lots to see!

hiking
7 days ago

Quick and easy with great views at the top!! Perfect hike if you only have a couple hours to kill. The only downside it the highway noise if you’re starting from the Indian Head resort side. The cool part about that though, is walking under the overpass.

Amazing hike with incredible views! Highly recommend this hike! We started at Greenly trail head and did both summits. However it’s much longer than this trail says. We started at 10:15AM and got back to the car at 5:45PM totaling 9.2 miles in and out.

Absolutely worth the hike with a huge summit outlook on the second peek with stunning views! There were several stunning viewpoints on the way to both making it an incredible hike on a clear day. You always get to hit two summits of the 48, 4 thousand footers in New Hampshire!

This was a pretty steep hike to say the least but not as bad as some of the others, and again absolutely worth it! There are some creeks in the beginning of the trail for water but not much once you get 2 miles in so take plenty of water on a hot day.

All in all loved this hike and was one of the best ones so far!

2018-0609 great hike on a beautiful day. very cold and windy at the tower.

I recommend going up South and down North. Both are very steep and loose so be careful with your footing. I found North to have some semblance of stairs as opposed to South so it was a little more controlled going down and there seemed to be less small rocks that could be slipped on. It’s a very tough loop to reach the summit. Be safe!

This was not an easy hike and took us about 6 hours to/from the parking lot with a few breaks and lunch. With a 4 hour round trip from the city, it was a long day but DEFINITELY worth it. Gorgeous views once we reached the second summit and you could see Mt Washington in the distance. The rocky climb and descent was really a meditative experience!

this hike is really 9.7 miles! but had a blast today. perfect conditions. did it in 5 hours!

hiking
9 days ago

We started at the basin. I think it took us about 4 hours up and down. It was a bit hard at the end but going down was easy. I had my 2 year old in a hiking backpack carrier.

Hands down one of the best views of the whites! Boots on the ground at 0730 and made to the summit at 1045 to Bond Cliff, hung put up top for over and hour and was back at the car by 1540. Those who are fairly athletic bond cliff is doable in a day , farther than that or mount bond I would recommend camping . High mileage hike but keep in mind roughly 8 miles of flat hiking for the round trip.

Wonderful hike, incredible view! Good for a casual. Type of hike mid day

Awesome waterfalls. Well worth the hike. I agree that it wasn't well marked

hiking
11 days ago

Did lake trail to hi-cannon trail up to kinsman ridge trail to get to the cannon observation tower. It had rained overnight, so frail was a bit slick and it was pretty woodsy for the first 1.5 miles, then some overlooks appeared.

hiking
11 days ago

Wow, super long in and out, so you need to leave ample time. The hike itself is awesome, very challenging with lots of scaling rocks. Lots of loose rock and stumps. The views on either peak are limited and can only fit so many people. But what you can see is gorgeous. Follows a river part of the way. Took us 7 hours at moderate speed. Mileage was booked at about 13 miles, not 9.1. So is very long for sure but nice hike. I think we each lost 3-5 pounds on this one! Would recommend.

Amazing hike with the best views coming from MT Garfield.. .Not recommended for newbies or out of shape hikers. .My hiking partner and I started clockwise finishing coming down the 4.9 mile trail off bond cliff then the long 8 miles on the Lincoln wood trail to the Parking lot...Next will be the Presidential Traverse

hiking
11 days ago

My last review should have shown that was in April

hiking
11 days ago

Nice hike to the hut. Continued on to Kinsman pond with micro spikes

If you can do stairs you can conquer this ! Worth the effort

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