Franconia Falls Trail features natural waterslides, a swimming hole, and fun for all ages. The Franconia Falls Trail is located in White Mountain National Forest, allows dogs, and is a perfect day trip year round!

This trail is also frequently used in the winter for cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and hiking.

Photos: Rene Rivers and Ashok Boghani

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Warm layers (if using trail in the winter) 
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RT Distance 6.8 Miles
Elevation Gain 534 Feet
Activities Photography, Running, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

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Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Hike to Bondcliff

Park at the Lincoln Woods Visitors Center off the Kancamagus Highway where the Lincoln Woods Trailhead begins.

191 Saves

Hike the Franconia Brook Trail

The trailhead is approximately eight miles from Thirteen Falls campsite. Dogs are allowed on this trail if kept on leash.

6 Saves

Summit Mount Hancock and South Hancock

The Hancock trailhead is located at the infamous hairpin turn of the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains.

35 Saves