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Mount Lafayette

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
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Wow! Beautiful and Strenuous!

One of the more pretty hikes in the area. Definitely worth doing. Maybe not in place of Mt... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Craig Z
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Epic/Hard Hike!

Summit is about 5300ft, you’ll gain 3772ft getting there! Good parking off the highway. Pit toilet... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
984kevinq
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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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“bridle path” (7 reviews)
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Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the more pretty hikes in the area. Definitely worth doing. Maybe not in place of Mt. Washington. The Falling Waters trail to the ridge is gorgeous but also steep. I recommend doing the 8.5 miles loop to the ridge and back. Amazing! Use...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Summit is about 5300ft, you’ll gain 3772ft getting there! Good parking off the highway. Pit toilet right before the trail. Trails are well marked! Take my advice: start on the slightly easier Old Bridal Trail 2.9 miles to the green AMC house and eat lunch,...More

1  Thank 984kevinq
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

At the beginning of June we hiked the Falling Waters Trail to Little Haystack to Mount Lincoln to Mount Lafayette to the Greenleaf hut and then down via the Old Bridle path. We got on trail at 5:45 am and off trail at 1:15- so...More

3  Thank NMMc
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Hiked up from Franconia Notch on the Falling Waters Trail to Little Haystack. Views were amazing! Then we headed across the ridge to Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Lafayette on a very warm September day. It was a great hike! We stopped at the Greenleaf Hut...More

1  Thank fsquires2016
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The best hikes in the White Mountains are those that go above the treeline. I came up from Galehead Hut, but you could make a long day hike out of it. From the direction I came, there were about eight (very convincing) false summits, so...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Great hike and a nice Blondie at Greenleaf Hut. Great views and company. After all the crazy rain surprising how good the trails were. Got your feet wet on Falling Waters river crossings and that was it.

1  Thank Spuddler
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Hiked up Mount Lafayette via the Old Bridle Path to the Greenleaf Hut (3.1 miles in 1hr 40min) then the Greenleaf Trail to Lafayette summit (1.1 miles). Both trails are in good conditions. All snowpack has melted. Terrific view from the top and above tree...More

1  Thank JNFII
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We made the hike during peak season in October on a warm Saturday morning. Needless to say it was packed. The parking lot was full at 8:15 and we had to park on the side of the highway. This is a real hike! You will...More

3  Thank Nateandpolly
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Plan a full day. Keep an eye on the weather. This hike offers fantastic views and a challenge. Bring water, food, and extra layers. You get warm climbing up but then the top can be chilly. Very exposed on top. Will do again.

3  Thank S A
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The most amazing thing I've ever done. We had a group of ladies, ages 30 to 50, going at a leisurely pace with frequent stops, and averaged about 7 hours round trip. The trail along the ridge is unbelievable. You really feel like your walking...More

3  Thank Mandy S
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