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The Best Backpacking in Franconia Notch

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Top backpacking spots in and near Franconia Notch

  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Appalachian Trail: Franconia Notch State Park to Zealand Notch

    15.47 mi / 6339 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Franconia Notch State Park to Zealand Notch is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire.
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Backpack the Franconia Ridge Loop

    4.5
    14.5 mi / 3000 ft gain
    This is a multi-day backpacking loop in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire (located in the the White Mountains).Leave the car at the Lafayette Place Campground, (about 1700' elevation), then head up 1.4mi to Lonesome Lake. If you start hiking in the evening, as the sun is setting, you can ...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    North Kinsman, South Peak and Cannon Balls Loop Trail

    11.35 mi / 4390 ft gain
    North Kinsman, South Peak and Cannon Balls Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Franconia, New Hampshire.
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Cannon Mountain Loop Trail

    7.96 mi / 2710 ft gain
    Cannon Mountain Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Lincoln, New Hampshire.
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Kinsman Pond via Lonesome Lake and Fishing Jimmy Trail

    6.38 mi / 2287 ft gain
    Kinsman Pond via Lonesome Lake and Fishing Jimmy Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lincoln, New Hampshire.
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  • Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

    Backpack the Pemi Loop

    5.0
    32 mi / 9000 ft gain
    This round trip loop is the combination of many trails within the Pemigewasset Wilderness. We chose to this hike up into a 3 day backpacking trip although we came across some particularly adventurous folks who were doing it in 2 and even 1 day. We also came across hikers less pressed for time who...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Liberty Springs Trail

    5.61 mi / 2789 ft gain
    Liberty Springs Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lincoln, New Hampshire.
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Liberty and Franconia Ridge Loop

    11.75 mi / 4170 ft gain
    Liberty and Franconia Ridge Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Lincoln, New Hampshire.
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Hike Mt. Liberty and Camp at Liberty Springs Tent Site

    7 mi / 2870 ft gain
    Liberty Springs Trail is a moderately trafficked out and back trail in the heart of Franconia Notch State Park and the White Mountains. The trail is a part of the Appalachian Trail, which allows it to remain very well maintained throughout the year. The trail is listed as difficult and strenuous ...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Mount Liberty, Mount Flume, Mount Lincoln, and Mount Lafayette

    12.81 mi / 5203 ft gain
    Mount Liberty, Mount Flume, Mount Lincoln, and Mount Lafayette is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lincoln, New Hampshire.
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Skookumchuck Trail to Greenleaf Hut

    11.4 mi / 4721 ft gain
    Skookumchuck Trail to Greenleaf Hut is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Franconia, New Hampshire.
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    North Kinsman Via Kinsman Ridge Trail

    7.61 mi / 3150 ft gain
    North Kinsman Via Kinsman Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Woodsville, New Hampshire.
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Bridal Veil Falls Trail

    4.64 mi / 1099 ft gain
    Bridal Veil Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Franconia, New Hampshire.
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Eliza Brook Shelter via Reel Brook Trail

    7.55 mi / 1568 ft gain
    Eliza Brook Shelter via Reel Brook Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Franconia, New Hampshire.
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  • Franconia, New Hampshire

    Kinsman Ridge West

    10.16 mi / 3327 ft gain
    Kinsman Ridge West is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Franconia, New Hampshire.
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  • Bethlehem, New Hampshire

    Mount Galehead and Mount Garfield Trail

    15.4 mi / 3983 ft gain
    Mount Galehead and Mount Garfield Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire.
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