"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, just south of the high ridge of the Cannon- Kinsman Range. You'll have nice views of surrounding mountains, including the Franconia and Cannon mountain ranges. It’s a pretty walk in the woods, a steady but gentle climb that’s perfect for a short day’s outing. Or, pack your sleeping bag and stay overnight at the Lonesome Lake Hut, operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club.
The facility sits on the southwest shore of the lake and sleeps forty-eight people in two bunkhouses. You'll have access to kitchen facilities, mattresses, and pillows. The Lonesome Lake Hut is the most easily accessible hut in the White Mountains, making it a great choice for families and less-experienced hikers. If you’ve ever wanted to spend the night in the winter woods, awakening to fresh snow and pristine landscape, this is a nice option. For those hikers looking for a more extended trip, the Lonesome Lake Trail connects with a network of trails crisscrossing the Cannon-Kinsman Range." Read more
"You will cross over two beautiful brooks—Whitehouse and Cascade—on this hike to Lonesome Lake. Set against the backdrop of Profile Mountain, the lake is a tarn that sits high on the side of Cannon Mountain.
The elevation change from the trailhead to the lake is more than 1,000 feet, but the Trail is well graded and the climb is moderate. Lonesome Lake can make for a good hike with children old enough for a trail that offers some challenges along the way." Read more