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Hiking

There are miles and miles of hiking trails within Franconia Notch State Park and the surrounding White Mountain National Forest, including a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Click the map to download and print a copy of the Franconia Notch State Park Hiking Map. Please see special hiker parking information below...

Special Aerial Tramway/Cannon Mountain note:

  • One way tickets on the Aerial Tramway are not available this summer. Have questions about round-trip tickets? Call the Tram ticket office at (603) 823-7722 x725
  • Hikers may access the Tram buildings to use facilities and purchase food & beverage.
  • Porta potties are available at the Tram base for hiker & public use.

Click here for hiking trail distances and approximate hike times.


Please Note: Hiking is NOT PERMITTED on Cannon Mountain ski trails in summer or winter. Hiking on Cannon is only permitted on marked hiking trails indicated on the map below.

TRAIL CLOSURES

  • The Cannon-Mittersill hiking trail is closed due to washouts and damage on the trail

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HIKER PARKING INFORMATION

Parking can be challenging. We want you to be safe in our state. So please remember the following:

  • It is not legal to park on Rte 93 / Franconia Notch Parkway;

  • Doing so is unsafe and ill-advised

  • Police take notice.


AMC Hiker Shuttle Pickup
The Appalachian Mountain Club will be running their shuttle service this summer. The Cannon Mountain pickup location is at Exit 34B, at the entrance to the Old Man of the Mountain Memorial Road (on left by the sign) Pickup for heading southbound is 10:10am. Pickup for heading northbound is 12:00pm and 3:00pm.


SUMMER 2021 HIKER PARKING INFO:

There is limited hiker parking within Franconia Notch. Most parking is specifically for visitors to the attractions in the park, so plan to arrive early;

  • Overflow Parking from Lafayette Place and Liberty Springs lots is
    located at Exit 34B, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. Parking is available in the first section of the main tram lot to access Kinsman Ride Trail, Greenleaf Trail and Pemi Trail. Additional overflow parking is available in the big dirt lot at Cannon Mountain Main Base Area at Exit 34C (no shuttle service)

  • Liberty Springs (Rte 3, North of Flume): 50 spots. This is a primary hiker parking lot with access to Cascade Brook, Liberty Springs, Pemi Trail and Flume Slide Trail.

  • The Basin (I93-N): 48 spots. This lot is for visitors to the Basin (parking for hikers may be limited in the future). It provides access to the Basin Cascade Trail, Cascade Brook and Pemi Trail.

  • Old Bridal Path (I93-N): 133 spots. This a primary hiker parking lot provides access to Lonesome Lake, Pemi Trail, Old Bridal Path, Falling Waters, and Hi Cannon to Kinsman.

  • Old Man Museum (Upper Lot off of I93-S) 53 spots. This lot provides parking for Old Man Museum and Historic Site (hiker parking may be limited in the future). It provides access to Kinsman Ridge, Greenleaf and Pemi Trail.

  • Lafayette Place (I93-S): 22 spots. This lot has limited hiker parking outside the campground. Parking inside the campground is permitted for campers only. The lot provides access to Lonesome Lake, Pemi Trail, Old Bridal Path, Falling Waters and Hi Cannon to Kinsman.

  • Lonesome Lake (I93-S, Lafayette Place Exit): 41 spots. This is a primary hiker parking lot for Lonesome Lake Trail.

  • The Basin (I93-S): 52 spots. This lot is for visitors to the Basin (parking for hikers may be limited in the future). It provides access to the Basin Cascade Trail to Cascade Brook and Pemi Trail.

All information is subject to change.

The main parking areas at our three primary venues are reserved for paying guests at those venues;

  • Flume Gorge / Lafayette Place Campground / Aerial Tramway (some hiker parking available)