Franconia Recreational Trail

3.50 out of 5
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↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 1,500 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
The Franconia Notch State Park Recreational Trail is a paved trail that parallels Franconia Notch State Parkway, and the scenic pemigewasset brook. The 20 mile round trip brings riders within easy reach of park
Attractions including the Flume Gorge, the Old Man of the Mountain Profile, Profile Lake, Boise Rock, the Basin, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and Echo Lake. There's no fee for the use of the bike path. The Path Starts at the Flume parking lot, and ends just north of Cannon Mountain.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Does it cost any money to ride? -Guest

A: No money, just leg power.

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Reviews (2)

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February 12, 2018
bgarneau Granny Gear  
Review: This is a truly fun trail for families or cruising. I would not recommend hot-dogging on this trail because it is likely hikers or families with possible young children biking could be around each corner. I believe this is open for cross-county skiing in the winter.

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July 15, 2014
sssirois Gnarly  
Review: Paved recreation path that follows the Franconia State park thru-way. No technical challenge whatsoever, however does provide some aerobic challenges with over a 1100 feet of vertical elevation traveling south to north over 6.5 mile stretch. Fun family ride with many scenic stops along the way. Lots of traffic in the form of bikers & hikers...Fun descent, but you really need to check speed in congested areas.

Similar Trail: Any rail trail (with some added elevation)

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Franconia Recreational Trail MTB Trail 3.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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