Best Trails Near Franconia NH

Franconia has 32 trails in the vicinity, including 23 hiking trails and 8 for walking. These trails range from 0.4 to 38.3 miles in length. The longest trail in Franconia is Franconia / Kinsman Notch Challenge a well-known trail measuring 38.3 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Bridal Veil Falls Trail, Mount Lafayette Trail and Coppermine Trail. Trails.com member Shannon H. recently completed Artists Bluff.

More information on the best trails in Franconia can be found below.
  • Bridal Veil Falls Trail

    2 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Bridal Veil Falls is a scenic cascade on the northwestern side of a ridge between Cannon Mountain and The Cannon Balls. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in New Hampshire. Coppermine ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Bridal Veil Falls is a scenic cascade on the northwestern side of a ridge between Cannon Mountain and The Cannon Balls. It ...

  • Lafayette Place Campground

    2 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Simply by virtue of its location, Lafayette Place Campground is worth including in this guidebook. The fact that it’s a superb campground makes it that much better. Lafayette is nestled in the ...
    •  Guide

    Simply by virtue of its location, Lafayette Place Campground is worth including in this guidebook. The fact that it’s a superb ...

  • Around-Lonesome-Lake Trail

    2 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    One of the finest snowshoe trips in the White Mountains is a trek to the serene shores of Lonesome Lake in Franconia Notch State Park. The lake sits in a basin under the twin peaks of 4,293-foot ...
    •  Day trip
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the finest snowshoe trips in the White Mountains is a trek to the serene shores of Lonesome Lake in Franconia Notch ...

  • Artists Bluff

    1 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    A brief climb to a lovely view past Echo Lake into Franconia Notch. Artists Bluff is a rocky outcropping at the northern end of Franconia Notch State Park. It is a minor hump on a minor peak ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    A brief climb to a lovely view past Echo Lake into Franconia Notch. Artists Bluff is a rocky outcropping at the northern ...

  • Franconia, Cannon Mountain, & Franconia Notch, NH

    1 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    In the Franconia area you'll find the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. Ride up to the summit, where gaps and notches give you a view right into the heart of the White Mountains. If you’re there ...
    •  One day to several days
    •  Guide

    In the Franconia area you'll find the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. Ride up to the summit, where gaps and notches give ...

  • Franconia / Kinsman Notch Challenge

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    This is the very best of White Mountain cycling: stunning scenery, sparse traffic, breathtaking descents, and opportunities for sightseeing and recreational stops. The route takes you through ...
    •  38.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the very best of White Mountain cycling: stunning scenery, sparse traffic, breathtaking descents, and opportunities ...

  • Falling Waters Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    This up-and-back hike, in the shadows of the Franconia Range, features a series of spectacular waterfalls and frothy cascades. The frozen Falls, reaching 60 to 80 feet, are a sight to see against ...
    •  5 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This up-and-back hike, in the shadows of the Franconia Range, features a series of spectacular waterfalls and frothy cascades. ...

  • Lonesome Lake Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Who can resist its name? In fact, the Lonesome Lake Trail leads to an isolated low mountain pond that attracts a fair amount of traffic year-round. The lake sits at 2740 feet, tucked in a valley, ...
    •  3 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Who can resist its name? In fact, the Lonesome Lake Trail leads to an isolated low mountain pond that attracts a fair amount ...

  • Bald Mountain and Artists Bluff Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    We’ve classified this hike up Bald Mountain and around Artists Bluff in Franconia Notch State Park as easy. The distance is short, and the elevation gain of 340 feet is gradual and easy to manage. ...
    •  1-2 hours
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    We’ve classified this hike up Bald Mountain and around Artists Bluff in Franconia Notch State Park as easy. The distance ...

  • Coppermine Trail to Bridal Veil Falls

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    The Coppermine Trail takes you on a gentle uphill grade along Coppermine Brook to Bridal Veil Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the White Mountains. It is a pleasant walk on the ...
    •  3.0–4.0 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Coppermine Trail takes you on a gentle uphill grade along Coppermine Brook to Bridal Veil Falls, one of the most beautiful ...

  • Bald Mountain and Artist’s Bluff

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Bald Mountain and Artist’s Bluff command great views of Franconia Notch for relatively little effort. This ideal family outing is short, has a well-defined goal, and begins and ends near Echo ...
    •  1.0–2.0 hours
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Bald Mountain and Artist’s Bluff command great views of Franconia Notch for relatively little effort. This ideal family outing ...

  • Mount Pemigewasset (Indian Head)Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Mount Pemigewasset is also called Indian Head because the mountain is shaped like the pro .le of a Native American. There are two trails up Mount Pemigewasset, the Indian Head Trail and the Mount ...
    •  3 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Pemigewasset is also called Indian Head because the mountain is shaped like the pro .le of a Native American. There ...

  • Mount Lafayette Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Named for the French soldier and Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, Mount Lafayette is the crown jewel of Franconia Ridge and the highest peak outside the Presidential Range. It ...
    •  6.5 hours
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Named for the French soldier and Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, Mount Lafayette is the crown jewel of ...

  • Bridal Veil Falls

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Bridal Veil Falls is a classic White Mountain waterfall, with a 30-foot tall wall of water falling into a deep pool that empties over several smaller cascades in Coppermine Brook. The hike, ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Bridal Veil Falls is a classic White Mountain waterfall, with a 30-foot tall wall of water falling into a deep pool that ...

  • Skookumchuck Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Skookumchuck Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 1,710 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  4.0 miles

    Skookumchuck Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.0 ...

  • Garfield Ridge Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Garfield Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 4,772 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  0.6 miles

    Garfield Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 0.6 ...

  • Owls Head Path

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Owls Head Path is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 2,147 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  4.2 miles

    Owls Head Path is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.2 miles ...

  • Frost Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Frost Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 3,767 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 ...
    •  0.4 miles

    Frost Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 0.4 miles long ...

  • Coppermine Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Coppermine Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 1,093 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  2.7 miles

    Coppermine Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 2.7 miles ...

  • Twinway

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Twinway is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 3,767 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles ...
    •  0.7 miles

    Twinway is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long ...

  • Twin Brook Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Twin Brook Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 3,744 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  2.4 miles

    Twin Brook Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 2.4 miles ...

  • Garfield Ridge Trail

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Garfield Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 3,409 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  0.5 miles

    Garfield Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Franconia, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 0.5 ...

  • Cannon Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    The Tucker Brook Trail is a 1930s-era down-mountain classic that descends the undeveloped western side of Cannon Mountain. The most popular trail access is from the Cannon Mountain Ski Area.
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Tucker Brook Trail is a 1930s-era down-mountain classic that descends the undeveloped western side of Cannon Mountain. ...

  • Gale River: Franconia to Ammonoosuc River

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    The Gale River is one of New Hampshire’s finest. It has everything that counts in a whitewater trip—in abundance. Isolation, natural beauty, distinctive rapids, and even a gorge all combine to ...
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Gale River is one of New Hampshire’s finest. It has everything that counts in a whitewater trip—in abundance. Isolation, ...

  • Franconia Notch State Park

    0 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    This ride's general location is Franconia Notch, between Franconia and North Woodstock. Scenery includes The Old Man of the Mountain and other New Hampshire landmarks. This is a good family ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is Franconia Notch, between Franconia and North Woodstock. Scenery includes The Old Man of ...