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Franconia Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.9 (7)

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


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4.6

Miles

7.4

KM

76%

Runnable

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 run, 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 7 votes

#1

in Lincoln

#535

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  4.9 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Lincoln

#16

in New Hampshire

#535

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Photos

Franconia Ridge Trail.
Apr 14, 2016 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
Franconia Ridge!
Mar 25, 2015 near Deerfield, NH
Alpine Meadow on Franconia Ridge Trail Loop near Mt. Lafayette Summit Fogged in July 3 2020
Jul 16, 2020 near Deerfield, NH
Heading through the Alpine Zine to Little Haystack 7-2-2020
Jul 16, 2020 near Deerfield, NH

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