Lincoln Woods

Lincoln, New Hampshire

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This is an excellent choice for families and people just getting used to riding bikes over rocks and through mud. Experienced riders in the mood for an easy ride next to one of the most beautiful rivers in the White Mountains will also enjoy this trip. This trip begins at the Lincoln Woods parking area on the Kancamagus Highway just east of Lincoln, New Hampshire. It follows an old woods road up the east side of the Pemigewasset River; crosses the river over a series of large boulders; and returns via the Lincoln Woods Trail above the west bank of the river. It is also possible to make a side trip to Franconia Falls, where you can swim in the cold waters of Franconia Brook.
Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire

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Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire

by Jerry & Marcy Monkman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

This is an excellent choice for families and people just getting used to riding bikes over rocks and through mud. Experienced riders in the mood for an easy ride next to one of the most beautiful rivers in the White Mountains will also enjoy this trip. This trip begins at the Lincoln Woods parking area on the Kancamagus Highway just east of Lincoln, New Hampshire.

It follows an old woods road up the east side of the Pemigewasset River; crosses the river over a series of large boulders; and returns via the Lincoln Woods Trail above the west bank of the river. It is also possible to make a side trip to Franconia Falls, where you can swim in the cold waters of Franconia Brook.

©  Jerry & Marcy Monkman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Lincoln
Distance: 6.4
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Season: Spring through fall, weather dependant
Trailhead Elevation: 1,000 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: White Mountain National Forest
Local Maps: AMC White Mountain Map #2, USGS Mount Osceola
Topo Map: Lincoln Woods Topographic Map
Guide Book: Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/26/2010

Very windy in the clouds on Mount Lafayette and along ridge. An excellent day hiking, definitely a good workout. Colder then expected in the alpine zone, be prepared.

9/22/2009

An enthusiastic 3 thumbs up...easily the BEST hike we've ever done. Warning: It is a grueling, steep ascent and descent, with moderate rock scrambling. Bring LOTS of water and and PLENTY of snacks, but you can refuel at Greenleaf Hut if you run out. For your suffering and determination, you will be rewarded thousandfold with unforgettable killer views as you hike the ridge of a true alpine mountain range with a totally unobstructed view (you are above treeline). We made frequent stops and did it in a day, the 9 mile loop took us about 9 hours, word to the wise: start EARLY. But you can sleepover at the AMC Greenleaf Hut to turn this into a 2 day hike. We ascended via Old Bridle Path and descended via Falling Waters. In our opinion, Old Bridle Path is far steeper than Falling Waters thus we would not recommend descending via Old Bridle Path. Be careful: Falling Waters can be slippery.

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