Franconia Notch Bike Path

Lincoln, New Hampshire

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Franconia Notch—home to Echo Lake, the Old Man of the Mountain, the Basin, and the Flume Gorge—is one of the main attractions of the White Mountains. The huge cliffs of Cannon Mountain and the high, alpine ridgeline of Mount Lafayette and Mount Lincoln create the walls of the notch, which were formed by glaciers during the last ice age. The bike path was created in the 1980s when the road through the notch was being redesigned as an interstate highway. The AMC and other environmental organizations advocated successfully to preserve the integrity of the notch and the road was built as the only segment of an interstate highway to be designed as a parkway. The wide, paved bike path is easy to ride and can be accessed from several parking areas.
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)

Franconia Notch—home to Echo Lake, the Old Man of the Mountain, the Basin, and the Flume Gorge—is one of the main attractions of the White Mountains. The huge cliffs of Cannon Mountain and the high, alpine ridgeline of Mount Lafayette and Mount Lincoln create the walls of the notch, which were formed by glaciers during the last ice age. The bike path was created in the 1980s when the road through the notch was being redesigned as an interstate highway. The AMC and other environmental organizations advocated successfully to preserve the integrity of the notch and the road was built as the only segment of an interstate highway to be designed as a parkway. The wide, paved bike path is easy to ride and can be accessed from several parking areas.

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

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Lincoln
Distance: 18.4
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Season: Spring through fall, weather dependant
Trailhead Elevation: 1,500 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: White Mountain National Forest
Local Maps: AMC White Mountain Map #2, USGS Franconia, Lincoln
Topo Map: Franconia Notch Bike Path 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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4/21/2006

This trail started out with enourmous potential with a fairly easy family ride along the river. If you stick to the river it's good. If you bear off, you will about a mile - mile and a half, get into a construction site that completely takes the trail away and leaves you in the middle of nowhere. Quitr the ride to get back. Not a good family experience.

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