past the Dodge Cutoff at 0.8 miles. The trail begins moderately, but then steeply by switchbacks. Go past the intersection with the Hi Cannon Tr, and on the next intersection with the Lonesome Lk Trail, turn left into it. Start at the parking for the Lafayette Campground Visitor Center and head south along the Franconia Notch State Park Recreational Trail where you'll run into another parking lot. wouldn't recommend our rout to beginners but it was an awesome overnight at kinsman pond. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. AMC Hut and mountain lake. Just before reaching the top, you will merge with Kinsman Ridge Trail for a very short distance. I didn’t get parking do had to walk extra 2 miles. This trail will lead you to the Hi-Cannon Trail and the Lonesome Lake Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail. weekends. A track has not been set for traditional skiing. 2017031020 - 2018-11-14 - EIR - Trails at Santiago Creek Project. But from there to Cannon Mountain back is bit long, never ending snd steeeep. The first is the parking lot at the Cannon Township Center, located at 6878 Belding Rd NE, Rockford. Brea Junior High School Park (13.06 acres; lighted) 400 N. Brea Blvd. Brea Sports Park (20 acres) 3333 E. Birch Street, 714-990-7103 Features: Ball fields, walking trail… Great Views of Northern Presidentials. The snow was still very wet. Risking on Cannon. It was slick in a few spots and I did fall pretty hard on one of the rocks going down. Attachments Environmental Document 2017031020_Notice of Public Hearing PDF 705 K Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. A trail guide is available at the park office for self-guided nature walks. Micro spikes are recommended for kinsman ridge. Overall, this trail has some of the most beautiful views of Franconia ridge and the notch that I’ve ever seen. This hike is a steady incline much of the whole way but nothing crazy. At the top, enjoy the views from the observation tower. The trail is almost parallel to the Cannon Aerial Tram. That 0.6 is extremely steep, and slow going. We will hike by the lake then continue on to the junction with the Kinsman Ridge Trail turning right here, and we will summit and enjoy the observation tower at the top. Hikers can find the Kinsman Ridge Trail by going to the Southeast corner of Cannon Mountain’s tramway parking area. The return down the Kinsman Ridge Trail to connect with the Lonesome Lake trail is not for those who don’t posses sure footing, strength and flexibility. "The Tracks" features a two-way bike trail, with a separate pedestrian path, nine fitness stations, two bike repair stations, seating areas with shade structures, benches, drinking fountains, and restrooms. We found that some hikers took advantage Unless your dog is small enough to carry or is an avid climber (both up and down), Get a good look at the machinery chewing up the mountainsides as you go. Follow Route 93 North into the Franconia Notch Parkway. The left branch leads to Lonesome Lake. Park Closure - The park will close for at least 48 hours following rain of more than one quarter inch. Known for its relentless grades, the trail climbs just under 2000 feet in a mile and a half. Pioneers traveling around this headland had to hug the point carefully, even at low tide. Total Distance : (from parking area to summit) 2.8 miles You may visit the Lonesome Lk AMC Hut. there are some parts of the trail that are completely eroding and crumbling away, which makes for a sandy and slippery ascent. Bring your layers. From the parking lot it is easy to spot North America’s first Aerial Tramway on one of its many trips up to the summit. Fairly steep compared to other similar trails. This is a gravel lot on right side of Rte 18 at ski area entrance beyond Echo Beach. However, the snow was very ‘wet’. Happy to report that the snow is gone! The direct route saves about half a mile over the scenic route. Several great look out points along the way and the tower at the summit of Cannon provides amazing 360 views. I will definitely try to come again and make it to the top though. The trail is almost 12 miles long with 4665 ft elevation. Follow the yellow blazed Lonesome Lake Trail. The trail beings following a service road for 120 yards, then turns right and follows the left edge of a clearing for 70 yards before finally entering into the woods. Parts of the trail were also sheer rock slabs that happened to have ice and plenty of mud around them- use caution. What was once a railroad and train depot, has transformed into a 50-acre linear park that traverses the City across four miles. From there on in, it’s not bad. Hi-Cannon Trail, Franconia Notch State Park Trail and Hiking Information. Begin on the Kinsman Ridge Trail from the Cannon Mountain Ski Area parking lot right off I-93, exit 34B. Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. Hikers may also try the Hi-Cannon Trail, which provides views of Lonesome Lake along the way. Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Southbound, exit at Lafayette Campground sign and turn L before bridge for trailhead parking. hi-cannon to cannon, ridge to kinsman's down fishin Jimmy and lonesome lake. Difficulty Level: Moderate A one mile singletrack mountain-biking trail begins the end of the Cannon Township Trail, and loops within Townsend Park property. Hi-Cannon Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail is a 6.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Just before reaching the top, you will merge with Kinsman Ridge Trail for a very short distance. Parking and Trail Access. All of the snow melted but I could definitely see some areas being dangerous with snow and ice. Currently no day use parking fee. Weather conditions: Clear/Lower 70's (base) This a primary hiker parking lot provides access to Lonesome Lake, Pemi Trail, Old Bridle Path, Falling Waters, and Hi Cannon to Kinsman. Beautiful November day with perfect clarity. Reservations for day use are required. Set out from a parking area near the bottom of the quarry and take the Fish Canyon Access Trail up through the active mining area. Very tiring but beautiful views on north kinsman and cannon. • City of Orange Trails Map Santiago Creek Bike Trail The Santiago Creek Bike Trail (SCBT) consists of a paved trail alongside the Santiago Creek that spans 6 miles from Hart Park to Cannon Street, with one branch that continues north in a City owned right-of-way from Walnut Avenue to Collins Avenue where it connects to the City of Villa Park. Hi-Cannon Trail This steep, 2-mile trail (1950 feet of elevation gain) begins off Lonesome Lake Trail, just 0.4 miles from Lafayette Campground in Franconia Notch. 1/16/2021 – Trail staff tried grooming the Red Wing end of the Trail without success. tricky as there is a lot of loose gravel which can make footing difficult. The campground trading post offers sundry hiking supplies and has hot showers for 25 cents. The first half of the trip is basically a series of "Zig-Zags", the Zigs being somewhat steep and the Zags and leads to the summit ( a tower) and to the Tramway station. There is one ladder which puts this hike on the T25 list -- the ladder isn't too bad, really. The Lonesome Lake Trail is the main route to the AMC Hut located just above the lake’s shore and and we followed it about half a mile to reach the Hi-Cannon Trail. //-->. The trail is 1.6 Miles (2.5 Kilometers) Singletrack in length with 23% Avg Grade (13°) and 76% Max Grade (37°). Thus, the point and the park are both aptly named Hug Point. It has some exposed rocky overlooks that allow you to appreciate the presidentials even before reaching the summit. A little bit of icy in spots but micro spikes not needed after a few days of warm weather. The paths were well maintained. There is limited hiker parking within Franconia Notch. There is an old/historic tramway that bring non-hikers to the summit. google_ad_width = 468; Located off the Franconia Notch Parkway This took me under 4 hours to complete. Once you enjoy the possibly crowded summit, return using the Kinsman Ridge in the south direction. The water/mud was up to my ankles in some spots, but it made for a fun game of “what can I step on so I don’t sink”. ** The trail continues again to ascend moderately affording outlook ledges of Lonesome There are two trailheads for this greenway. So worth it. This way up takes some level of fitness to be enjoyed. The trail will parallel city roads for a half mile and become the Cannon Valley Trail. The weather at the tower was completely different from the trail head. Trails Hi Cannon Trail. Be prepared this time of year for parking to be difficult, especially on the weekends. From trailhead to summit is 2.8 miles, making the total trip 5.6 miles. The views from the Cannon communication tower are stunning. I wore microspikes the entire time, and didn't have any problems with postholes or falling through- but there is an inch or so of new powder sitting on top of the monorail, so a few snowshoers would probably do the trail some good. Hikingto North Kinsman to South Kinsman and then to North Kinsman was pretty decent with nice views. It has some exposed rocky overlooks that allow you to appreciate the presidentials even before reaching the summit. There weren't enough signs on the hike and alot of rocks were slippers even though I think I think it hasn't rained in a few days. The more scenic route goes to Lonesome Lake and then takes the Dodge Cutoff back north to rejoin the Hi-Cannon Trail at mile 0.8. The trail is located at 44.14064383, -71.68950328 (latitude & longitude) in New Hampshire, White Mountain Region, Franconia Notch State Park. Franconia Notch State Park: 603-745-8391 WMNF: (603) 528-8721, I-93 Northbound, reverse direction at the Tramway Exit 34B and return southbound. It was pretty muddy and wet from the snow melting & at some points the mud was over my ankles. Once you are nearing the top, there is a section of the trail (at tree line) that was a complete mud bath. approx 1.2 miles, shortly thereafter coming to a wooden ladder that must be climbed in order to go forward. Peabody Slope (I93 Exit 34C) 400+ spots. Use during this time makes hiking, bicycling and equestrian activities hazardous and causes severe rutting of trail and road surfaces. My recoding said 11.6 miles, not the 10 noted. The Hi Cannon trail is very steep but beautiful. Lots of rock scrambling, very wet and muddy but minimal ice and no need to spikes. We turned right up the Hi-Cannon Trail and immediately the trail became narrower and was noticeably less traveled as the Lonesome Lake Trail. The trail to the right is a tad longer, but provides a more intimate look at the lake and a better view of Mount Lafayette and other mountain peaks of the Franconia Range towering in the distance. The right branch is the Hi-Cannon Trail. google_ad_client = "pub-2270648584188371"; The trail begins about 1/2 mile from the Parking area by following the Lonesome Lake Trail. This day hike started at the Lafayette Place campground on the southbound side of I-93. The first 0.75 miles of this trail contain many twists and turns through a densely wooded area. google_ad_format = "468x60_as"; Went up hi-Cannon and down kinsman ridge. Completed this hike yesterday 10/22. google_ad_channel ="3180589972"; Naturalist-guided tours and group talks are offered throughout the year by appointment through the park office. Following the Lonesome Lake Trail from Lafayette Place Campground, the Hi-Cannon Trail is the most direct route up the east slope of Cannon Mountain. leveling off. I would rate this hike as moderate-difficult. Great views from the tower! The tramway just recently celebrated its 80th anniversary on June 29. The wide dirt trail is bordered by high fences to keep you on course. The Hi Cannon trailhead is located at Lafayette Campground. Parking can be found in either of the Lafayette To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the … Rocky of course, but pretty straight forward to get back to LaFayette Campground. Cannon Trail. Hi Cannon was nice, steep in some spots, kinsman ridge had a lot of ice and was slippery coming down. Soon you will discover that as rocky as Hi-Cannon Tr looked, it wasn't as difficult as Lonesome Lk Tr would have been on the way up in this section. of the Tramway by either riding up and hiking down or vise versa. The trail begins about 1/2 mile from the Parking area by following the Lonesome Lake Trail. The Hi-Cannon Trail is not dog friendly so we will continue along the Lonesome Lake Trail. There is a view point roughly 3/4 of the way up on the left. Climbed September 21, 1996 Please consult the park website. Comments: Took the Hi-Cannon up to the ridge, then the Kinsman ridge trail to Cannon, then headed down the Lonesome Lake trail. Campground Parking areas. The trail contains very steep sections as well as a wooden ladder and a cliff view of Lonesome Lake.