White Mountain National Forest - Kinsman Pond - Member Hike

Hike Name: White Mountain National Forest - Kinsman Pond
Country: United States
State: New Hampshire
Nearby Town: Gorham
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: PARKING: (Lafayette Campground) - From Boston Metro-West, Nashua & Manchester, NH take I-93 North to Exit 34B at Cannon Mountain Tramway. Head south on I-93 to Exit 34 A and the Lafayette Campground trailhead which is on the left as you exit the highway. There is no northbound exit to this trailhead.
Total Hike Distance: 6.40 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Lafayette Campground
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail, Lonesome Lake
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Lakes, Springs
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: White Mountain National Forest
P.O. Box 638
Laconia, New Hampshire 03247 (603) 528-8722
Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Kinsman Pond at 3810 feet is tucked in the White Mountain National Forest and is a short distance from the Kinsman Mountains which have excellent views of the surrounding area. This hike starts at Lafayette Campground along US 3 and I-93 in Franconia Notch State Park and climbs steadily for two thousand feet to the small shelter and tent platforms at Kinsman Pond. Along the way, you pass the scenic Lonesome Lake (and the AMC's Lonesome Lake Hut) and there are numerous and well maintained connecting trails that make a number of longer overnight hikes possible.



5,900 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
White Mountain National Forest - Kinsman Pond - November 1, 2003 November 1, 2003 3 stars 2 days Pixie


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