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Best trails in Lincoln

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Looking for a great trail near Lincoln, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 84 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 West Rattlesnake Natural Area. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 45 hard trails in Lincoln ranging from 5.5 to 38.9 miles and from 1,164 to 6,286 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mount Lafayette and Franconia Ridge Trail Loop
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 6 h 3 m
This is a very popular full day hike for good reasons. On a clear day, you are unlikely to find better views in New England. As a bonus you will ascend three peaks, including the highest mountain outShow more
#2 - Lonesome Lake Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
This trail gets steep and rocky, but it is worth it to see the beautiful Lonesome Lake. Along the lake the trail is grassy and easy going. Be sure to check out the nearby Lonesome Lake Hut where you cShow more
#3 - The Flume Gorge Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
The gorge is open from May 12 - October 21 5/5-6/30 8:30am-5pm 7/1-9/4 8:30am-5:30pm 9/5-10/22 8:30am-5pm Adults: $16 Children (6-12): $14 Ages 5 and under: Free The Flume Gorge trail is New HampShow more
#4 - Little Haystack via Falling Waters Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
Falling Waters Trail follows the rocky, rushing Dry Brook upstream to meet the Franconia Notch Trail. 0.5 miles below the summit is a 0.1 mile spur trail for "Shining Rock". This is an exposed slabShow more
#5 - Mount Pemigewasset Trail (Indian Head)
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
This is a great trail if you're looking for a quick hike with beautiful views. Although steep, the payoff at the end makes the trip worth it. This trail can get busy during peak seasons so be sure to Show more
#6 - Hancock Loop Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 5 h 24 m
This is a fun loop trail to two 4,000 foot peaks (Hancock and South Hancock) in New Hampshire. There aren't any crazy great views but you'll get glimpses towards the Tripyramids, Carrigain of each mouShow more
#7 - Basin Cascade Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Basin Cascade Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#8 - Mt. Washington via Jewell Trail, Gulfside Trail and Crawford Path
Mount Washington State Park
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 7 h 36 m
Please note that the facilities at the summit of Mt. Washington are closed due to COVID-19.Show more
#9 - Flume Slide Trail to Liberty Spring Trail Loop
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 6 h 26 m
Flume Slide Trail to Liberty Spring Trail Loop is a 9.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventShow more
#10 - Franconia Falls Trail
Pemigewasset Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
Franconia Falls Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more
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