A satisfying hike with panoramic views along the Franconia Ridge

Statistics

4 - 5

hrs

1,167

m

1,168

m

19

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

This steep but rewarding route takes the hiker up Falling Water Trail, across the peaks of Little Haystack Mountain, Mount Lincoln, and Mount Layafette, and down Old Bridle Path, past Greenleaf Hut (a welcome stop with the ability to refill water bottles!).

Pay attention to the weather before crossing the ridge, as storms can form quickly and the alpine area is exposed.

Dogs are allowed.

The views are amazing in good weather, and the trails are well marked.

The paths are quite steep, but it's worth it! A favorite NH hike that never disappoints.

Start from Old Bridle Path Trailhead off of 93N (44.1424209,-71.681424).