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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

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 8 votes

#1

in Lincoln

#511

Overall
  4.9 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Lincoln

#14

in New Hampshire

#511

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3,109 Since Mar 23, 2015
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Photos

Franconia Ridge Trail.
Apr 14, 2016 near Deerfield, NH
Braving chilly winds for the view between Lincoln and Lafayette.
Feb 6, 2022 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
Tired after the snow drifts between Lincoln and Lafayette
Feb 6, 2022 near Deerfield, NH
Bone chilling gusts blowing around snow on Lafayette, 2/6/2022
Feb 6, 2022 near Deerfield, NH

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