Franconia Notch State Park Recreational Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,072' 327 m
Descent: -720' -219 m
High: 2,017' 615 m
Low: 1,364' 416 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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“A paved multi-use trail with great views of Franconia Notch.”— David Smith
Eventually, the trail travels through Lafayette Place. Lafayette Place is a campground and provides access to many trails. The trail passes on the right of Interstate 93 and Profile Lake, where you can get a good view of the Old Man of the Mountain Profile.
Next, the trail continues past Echo Lake (on left) to Profile Road/ Route 18. At the right turn just before the trail passes under(?) Interstate 93, there is a sign for Notch-Way Trail. Notch-Way Trail is barely mentioned in any of the books, so it's probably a snowmobile trail. The trail passes a monument for Governor Hugh Gallen and a view of Franconia Brook (both on right). The trail continues to it's north end at the Skookumchuck Trailhead.
Land Manager: NH State Parks - Franconia Notch