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Franconia Ridge

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BlackBear
February 11, 2022
Distance from our Lincoln Airbnb home = 10 min (8.1 miles) Franconia Ridge Loop Dogs Leashed Features Fall Colors • River/Creek • Views • Waterfall • Wildflowers **Stay on Trail** once you are above treeline, the alpine zone is very fragile and you can kill the plants by simply stepping on them. Overview This loop offers everything you can expect. Steep hard rocky terrain, yet superb panoramic views on an exposed ridgeline for a long mile! During the descent, you'll cross several waterfalls. This is a strenuous and steep trail. You'll want to be in shape for this one! Need to Know About 3/4 of the way to the top, you'll get to Greenleaf hut, which is perfect for filling your water bottle with drinkable tap water. The hut also sells things like muffins, candy and coffee. It's a perfect place to eat your lunch. The hike to the top is really rocky, so please do not use sandals - hiking boots or running shoes are really necessary here. On the summit you are exposed to full weather so bring windstopping clothes. During the descent you'll follow a river and cross several waterfall so you could bring some water purifier and refill your water bottle there. Keep to weight to a minimum and yet never ran out of water! Description Since it is a loop, you can do it both ways, but I like to start with the Old Bridle Path trail that goes to the summit of Mt. Lafayette. Going this direction offers several advantages, like water refilling and the views seem to be at the right time and place. I like to split this into three parts, where the first part (4 miles) is the ascent. Start with Old Bridle Path and Greenleaf Trail, from the Franconia Notch Parkway (wich is an AMC Shuttle stop). It's an easy start for the 2 miles and gets much steeper after. You'll get really nice view of Mt. Lafayette. After 2.9 miles you'll arrive at Greenleaf hut. A rest there will be appreciated just before the summit pitch. The second section is a push between four summits with 360 views for the next mile and a half. Be sure to take a rest at the first summit. Starting early in the morning will assure that you get the full view. You don't want to rush this part. It's a great place to take pictures of the wild. The last part of the route is 3 miles long and is simply wonderful. It is steeper than the ascent though, be prepared! The trail follows a river and passes several waterfalls. Since I always do this part last, I get the golden sun of the late afternoon blazing through the forest... simply great.
Distance from our Lincoln Airbnb home = 10 min (8.1 miles) Franconia Ridge Loop Dogs Leashed Features Fall Colors • River/Creek • Views • Waterfall • Wildflowers **Stay on Trail** once you are above treeline, the alpine zone is very fragile and you can kill the plants by simply stepping o…
Meg
June 8, 2021
Stunning Ridgeline. Please use caution with this trail and download AllTrails or a map as a reference. Falling waters trail has wonderful waterfalls but I would not descend that trail and would use old bridle on descent.
Josh
February 13, 2021
super nice hiking adventure. a real white mountain experience. be prepared for bugs and inclement weather
Michelle
November 17, 2019
Another amazing hike for the experienced hiker. Enjoy breath taking views as you traverse 3 ridges. Take Falling Waters trail, pass Cloudland Falls and reach your fist summit at 4,780 feet in elevation- Little Haystack. Continue across the ridge to reach Mt. Lincoln at 5,089 feet and finally reach Mt. Lafayette at a looming 5,249 feet in elevation. Follow Old Bridle Path down and make a quick stop in the Green Leaf Hut for a well deserved break. An amazing, but exhausting hike. (45 minute drive)
Another amazing hike for the experienced hiker. Enjoy breath taking views as you traverse 3 ridges. Take Falling Waters trail, pass Cloudland Falls and reach your fist summit at 4,780 feet in elevation- Little Haystack. Continue across the ridge to reach Mt. Lincoln at 5,089 feet and finally reac…
Kelly
June 29, 2018
One of the most popular hikes in the area...for a good reason. The views throughout his 8.5 mile loop are fantastic! On weekends the trail gets a lot of traffic to plan accordingly. Park at the Lafayette Campground exit off of I-93.

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