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Franconia Ridge Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 715' 218 m
Descent: -1,698' -517 m
High: 5,223' 1,592 m
Low: 3,994' 1,217 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)

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

Francis Fontaine

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.

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Sep 24, 2017
Aleksandar Petakov
Aug 10, 2016
Parker LaCourse

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  4.8 from 6 votes

#1

in Lincoln

#648

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#1

in Lincoln

#15

in New Hampshire

#648

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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
Franconia Ridge!
Mar 25, 2015 near Deerfield, NH
The summit of Mt. Lafayette looms out of the clouds ahead.
Aug 20, 2016 near Deerfield, NH

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