Kinsman Ridge Trail

#52 of 221 trails in White Mountain National Forest
Kinsman Ridge Trail is a 14.3 mile trail located near Woodsville, NH and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

14.3 miles 2000 feet
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Directions from Franconia, NH: Travel south on I-93 for several miles to reach Exit 2, Cannon Mountain Tramway. Park in the ski area parking lot. The trail begins in the picnic area which is located on the left side of the lot.

Eric Ruffin
1 year ago

191 Completed102 Reviews

Actually the Kinsman Ridge Trail is a section of the Appalachian Trail that begins at Beaver Pond at the base of Mount Moosilauke and extends 14 and a half miles across Wolf Mountain, North & South Kinsman summits, across the Northeast Cannonballs, and finally reaching the summit of Cannon Mountain. Its a popular AT section hike, but extremely strenuous.

Hike Life
5 years ago

0 Completed3 Reviews

The Kinsman Ridge Trail leads to the top of Cannon Mountain in Franconia, New Hampshire. The home of the "Old Man of the Mountain", the trail offers a difficult course to the top complete with giant rocks, over turned trees, deep mud, rapidly eroding paths that were carved out by extreme amounts of water cascading from the top of the mountain. Exposed roots, slippery moss, bugs and the thin air, were all of the things we battled against to make it to the top. Overall, the best hike ever!!!