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Cascade Brook Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (8)

The trail starts at the bike path north of the Flume parking lot and climbs a moderate path to Lonesome Lake.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

Point to Point

2,770' 844 m

High

1,423' 434 m

Low

1,351' 412 m

Up

8' 2 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek

Description

The trail crosses under the parkway and heads northwest, crossing the Whitehouse Brook and then the Cascade Brook. The junction of the Basin Cascades Trail is just before the crossing and there is a small waterfall just south of the Basin Cascades Trail. The trail continues after crossing the Cascade Brook, which is difficult to manage in high water. The trail follows the brook until the junction of the Kinsman Pond Trail on the left, where it leaves the Cascade Brook and gently climbs to Lonesome Lake. The AMC Lonsesome Lake Hut and Fishin' Jimmy Trail are on the left after the trail ends at the lake.

Contacts

Shared By:

Randy Hill

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 8 votes

#6610

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  4.3 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#156

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#6,610

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Photos

Cannon Mountain from Lonesome Lake.
Nov 26, 2016 near Franconia, NH
Frozen Lonesome Lake on April 22, 2017.
Apr 25, 2017 near Franconia, NH
Waterfall on the Cascade Brook.
Dec 8, 2016 near Lincoln, NH
Snow covered Cascade Brook Trail just below Lonesome Lake.
Feb 17, 2020 near Franconia, NH

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Aug 29, 2020
Justin Partis
5.4mi — 9h 00m
Aug 15, 2020
Jamie Marshall
May 24, 2020
Jamie Marshall
Feb 16, 2020
Austen Blair
Linked this with the Basin Cascades trail to reach Lonesome Lake and the AMC hut. A great trail, nice in the snow. This half was steep; the last qu… 1.8mi
Sep 27, 2019
Jamie Marshall
Aug 21, 2019
Raphael Rosenbaum
Jul 5, 2019
Pat Smith
3mi — 1h 45m
Jul 5, 2019
Jenna Smith
3mi — 1h 43m