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Hi-Cannon Trail

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Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
52% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,916' 584 m
Descent: -10' -3 m
High: 3,903' 1,190 m
Low: 1,998' 609 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 23% (13°)
Max Grade: 76% (37°)

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

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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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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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