Franconia Notch Bike Path

OutAndBack • 13.8 mi • 600 ft

A well-marked, gently rolling ride crisscrossing the Pemigewasset River through Franconia Notch to its headwaters at Profile Lake. See the famous Old Man of the Mountain (he's there till late every night) and the Basin, a 30-foot-wide, 15 foot- deep pothole that Samuel Easton described in his 1958 white Mountain Guide as "...one of the beautiful haunts of nature. A luxurious and delicious bath fit for the ablutions of a goddess." This ride is popular with families and offers many excellent picnic spots. Tread: 6.9 miles on paved bike path. Location: 0.1 mile east of Interstate 93 (Franconia Notch State Parkway), exit 1, in Franconia Notch State Park.
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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Lincoln
Length: 13.8 total miles
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Aerobic level: Easy. Technical difficulty: Easiest on paved bike trails.
Duration: 30 minutes to 1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,400 feet
Top Elevation: 2,000 feet
Local Contacts: Franconia Notch State Park.
Local Maps: Franconia Notch State Park Recreational Trail Map (available at Flume Information Center); USGS Lincoln and Franconia
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