Basin Cascades Trail

Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

Elevation Gain574ft
Trailhead Elevation2,086ft
Elevation Min/Max1542/2086ft
Elevation Start/End2086/2086ft

Basin Cascades Trail

Basin Cascades Trail is a hiking trail in Lincoln, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest and Franconia Notch State Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 2,086 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 574 feet. The trail ends near the Basin attraction. This trail connects with the following: Cascade Brook Trail.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Robert N. Buchsbaum
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"This trail begins at the Basin, one of the largest, most impressive glacially carved potholes you will ever see. It then follows Cascade Brook, ascending gradually past Kinsman and Rocky Glen falls and a series of smaller waterfalls, rapids, and potholes. Large, flat rocks along the brook are perfect for family picnics."

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Trail Information

Franconia Notch State Park
Nearby City
Franconia Notch State Park
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
White Mountain National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Topo: Lincoln to Franconia
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