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Franconia Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.9 (8)

An awesome 4.9 miles of ridge from Mt. Lafayette to Mt Flume.


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4.6

Miles

7.4

KM

Point to Point

5,223' 1,592 m

High

3,994' 1,217 m

Low

715' 218 m

Up

1,698' 517 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Description

If you are looking to feel small, this is the trail for you! As part of the Franconia Ridge Loop, this trail is simply pure joy and everybody should do it at least once. This is 4.9 miles of ridgetop delight from Mt. Lafayette to Mt Flume. It's an easy hike, but the trails used to access it are quite steep.

You are at the mercy of the nature out there. If there is any chance of a storm, get to lower elevation as this is not a good place to be during lightning.

Contacts

Shared By:

Francis Fontaine with improvements by Patrick Flanigan

Trail Ratings

  4.9 from 8 votes

#1

in Lincoln

#488

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  4.9 from 8 votes
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#1

in Lincoln

#14

in New Hampshire

#488

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Franconia Ridge
May 25, 2016 near Deerfield, NH
Franconia Ridge Trail.
Apr 14, 2016 near Deerfield, NH
Descending off of Mt. Lafayette.
Mar 25, 2015 near Deerfield, NH
The summit of Lincoln offers a beautiful view looking south.
Jun 25, 2017 near Deerfield, NH
The summit of Mt. Lafayette looms out of the clouds ahead.
Aug 20, 2016 near Deerfield, NH
Sunrise October 2021 - Looking south towards Little Haystack, Mt. Liberty, and Mt. Flume. Friluftsliv!
Oct 9, 2021 near Deerfield, NH

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Feb 5, 2021
NH Hiker95
AT link that connects four 4000's. Features a beloved alpine ridge walk between Little Haystack and Lafayette
Oct 4, 2020
Jamie Marshall
Sep 5, 2020
A B
Sep 24, 2017
Aleksandar Petakov
Aug 10, 2016
Parker LaCourse