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Hi-Cannon Trail

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Navigate a narrow and steep tread to the top of Cannon Mountain.


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1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

3,903' 1,190 m

High

1,998' 609 m

Low

1,916' 584 m

Up

10' 3 m

Down

23%

Avg Grade (13°)

76%

Max Grade (37°)

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Description

Following the Lonesome Lake Trail from Lafayette Place Campground, the Hi-Cannon Trail is the most direct route up the east slope of Cannon Mountain. Known for its relentless grades, the trail climbs just under 2000 feet in a mile and a half. The first 0.75 miles of this trail contain many twists and turns through a densely wooded area.

After about 1 mile of climbing a winding, narrow, and wooded pathway, this trail turns sharply right to climb a wooden ladder up and over a small rocky cliff. The trail then climbs at a steep grade for another quarter mile before evening out at the junction with the Kinsman Ridge Trail just 0.4 miles from the summit of Cannon Mountain.

Flora & Fauna

Visit this area in the autumn to see the trees erupt in fiery fall color.

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Shared By:

Tchelsea Grenfell

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  4.3 from 7 votes

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#167

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#6,960

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Photos

View down the valley from about two-thirds of the way up the Hi-Cannon trail.
Jun 7, 2017 near Franconia, NH
View from near the top of Cannon
Feb 19, 2018 near Franconia, NH
Lower portion of Hi Cannon Trail
Feb 19, 2018 near Lincoln, NH
Climbing up Cannon.
May 24, 2016 near Franconia, NH
Top of the Ladder on the Hi-Cannon Trail.
Jun 7, 2017 near Franconia, NH
View from Hi Cannon Trail
Feb 19, 2018 near Franconia, NH

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Jamie Marshall
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Mike Maddigan
Jun 23, 2018
Nicole Del Signore
Jun 17, 2018
Cory Hard
1.6mi — 1h 00m
Oct 23, 2017
Nick Merrill
Couldn’t get our husky past the ladder section unfortunately. Will rig a dog backpack next time perhaps! 1.2mi