The trail beings following a service road for 120 yards, then turns right and follows the left edge of a clearing for 70 yards before finally entering into the woods. It has some exposed rocky overlooks that allow you to appreciate the presidentials even before reaching the summit. Difficulty Level: Moderate So worth it. A trail guide is available at the park office for self-guided nature walks. This hike is a steady incline much of the whole way but nothing crazy. A great hike all in all. Use during this time makes hiking, bicycling and equestrian activities hazardous and causes severe rutting of trail and road surfaces. Peabody Slope (I93 Exit 34C) 400+ spots. Just before reaching the top, you will merge with Kinsman Ridge Trail for a very short distance. Located off the Franconia Notch Parkway Comments: Took the Hi-Cannon up to the ridge, then the Kinsman ridge trail to Cannon, then headed down the Lonesome Lake trail. Went up hi-Cannon and down kinsman ridge. The return down the Kinsman Ridge Trail to connect with the Lonesome Lake trail is not for those who don’t posses sure footing, strength and flexibility. In my opinion, this trail is tied with Osseo Trail for the least "terrifying" on the list. The trail is almost 12 miles long with 4665 ft elevation. The left branch leads to Lonesome Lake. Beautiful November day with perfect clarity. The ladder part was cool. There weren't enough signs on the hike and alot of rocks were slippers even though I think I think it hasn't rained in a few days. There is one ladder which puts this hike on the T25 list -- the ladder isn't too bad, really. There is a view point roughly 3/4 of the way up on the left. The trail is almost parallel to the Cannon Aerial Tram. Not many people on Cannon Mountain though. It was pretty muddy and wet from the snow melting & at some points the mud was over my ankles. From there on in, it’s not bad. Very tiring but beautiful views on north kinsman and cannon. Go past the intersection with the Hi Cannon Tr, and on the next intersection with the Lonesome Lk Trail, turn left into it. Great Views of Northern Presidentials. We turned right up the Hi-Cannon Trail and immediately the trail became narrower and was noticeably less traveled as the Lonesome Lake Trail. Brea Junior High School Park (13.06 acres; lighted) 400 N. Brea Blvd. Parking and Trail Access. My recoding said 11.6 miles, not the 10 noted. The weather at the tower was completely different from the trail head. google_ad_format = "468x60_as"; Hikers can also choose to go a little out of the way on the Lonesome Lake Trail (seen below). Parts of the trail were also sheer rock slabs that happened to have ice and plenty of mud around them- use caution. The trail begins moderately, but then steeply by switchbacks. The cliffs on the east side of the peak are host to the most popular rock climbing routes in the state. Cannon Cliffs in Spring Mt Cannon - 4100' Mt Cannon, in Franconia Notch State Park, was home to the Old Man of the Mountains, symbol of New Hampshire.Because of this, the mountain is sometimes refered to as Profile Mountain. High clay content in the soil causes “greased” trails and roads. The Hi Cannon trail is very steep but beautiful. google_ad_height = 60; Brea Sports Park (20 acres) 3333 E. Birch Street, 714-990-7103 Features: Ball fields, walking trail… ** The trail continues again to ascend moderately affording outlook ledges of Lonesome I didn’t get parking do had to walk extra 2 miles. There is limited hiker parking within Franconia Notch. The trail is 1.6 Miles (2.5 Kilometers) Singletrack in length with 23% Avg Grade (13°) and 76% Max Grade (37°). weekends. As a beginner I found this hike to be very very challenging and I wasn't able to complete it. It is a primary hiker parking lot with access to Bald Mountain and Artists Bluff. The trail to the right is a tad longer, but provides a more intimate look at the lake and a better view of Mount Lafayette and other mountain peaks of the Franconia Range towering in the distance. Hi-Cannon Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail is a 6.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. We found that some hikers took advantage This a primary hiker parking lot provides access to Lonesome Lake, Pemi Trail, Old Bridle Path, Falling Waters, and Hi Cannon to Kinsman. 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. You may visit the Lonesome Lk AMC Hut. All of the snow melted but I could definitely see some areas being dangerous with snow and ice. So much up and down through the canon balls but great hike. Even the relatively flat parts on the map prove to take some time since they’re up and down. The Cannon Valley Trail received new snow on 1/14-1/15 which was great. Cannon Trail. The Hi-Cannon Trail is not dog friendly so we will continue along the Lonesome Lake Trail. Great views from the tower! A track has not been set for traditional skiing. Once you are nearing the top, there is a section of the trail (at tree line) that was a complete mud bath. That 0.6 is extremely steep, and slow going. The first 0.75 miles of this trail contain many twists and turns through a densely wooded area. Campground Parking areas. Hikingto North Kinsman to South Kinsman and then to North Kinsman was pretty decent with nice views. Pioneers traveling around this headland had to hug the point carefully, even at low tide. Lafayette Campground, Franconia Notch State Park Parkway, elevation about 1740 feet. It was slick in a few spots and I did fall pretty hard on one of the rocks going down. Park at the Lafayette Campground, and climb Hi-Cannon Tr up (yellow blazed). Lake and at 2 miles ends with it's junction with the Kinsman Ridge Trail. The Cannon Valley Trail office is right off the trail at 825 Cannon River Avenue and there is also parking just east of the CVT office at the Cannon Falls Softball Fields. From here, head west on Lonesome Lake Trail and hike up this until you reach the junction with Hi-Cannon Trail. It continues to ascend moderately to a lookout over Franconia Notch at google_ad_channel ="3180589972"; The trail is located at 44.14064383, -71.68950328 (latitude & longitude) in New Hampshire, White Mountain Region, Franconia Notch State Park. At the top, enjoy the views from the observation tower. Franconia Notch State Park: 603-745-8391 WMNF: (603) 528-8721, I-93 Northbound, reverse direction at the Tramway Exit 34B and return southbound. Get a good look at the machinery chewing up the mountainsides as you go. Overflow Parking from Lafayette Place and Liberty Springs lots is located at Exit 34B, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. hi-cannon to cannon, ridge to kinsman's down fishin Jimmy and lonesome lake. But from there to Cannon Mountain back is bit long, never ending snd steeeep. //-->. This trail will lead you to the Hi-Cannon Trail and the Lonesome Lake Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail. The views from the Cannon communication tower are stunning. I will do it again. Thus, the point and the park are both aptly named Hug Point. Southbound, exit at Lafayette Campground sign and turn L before bridge for trailhead parking. of the Tramway by either riding up and hiking down or vise versa. Park at the Lafayette Campground, and climb Hi-Cannon Tr up (yellow blazed). The trail begins about 1/2 mile from the Parking area by following the Lonesome Lake Trail. The tramway is currently closed, so parking is available in the main tram lot to access Kinsman Ride Trail, Greenleaf Trail and Pemi Trail. This way up takes some level of fitness to be enjoyed. Attachments Environmental Document 2017031020_Notice of Public Hearing PDF 705 K Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. Moderate: The Kinsman Ridge Trail accesses the summit of Cannon Mountain, the Kinsmans, and many lesser peaks. Micro-spikes were not needed today. The descent of this trail can also be Rocky of course, but pretty straight forward to get back to LaFayette Campground.