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An amazing hike!

My son and I hiked this trail last summer in Franconia Notch. This trail is accessed walking... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
skwhite7
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Vermont
Beautiful -- way more challenging than expected

The hike to get to Lonesome Lake was a great fall activity in the Franconia region. Warning: the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Alice3403
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

My son and I hiked this trail last summer in Franconia Notch. This trail is accessed walking through the Lafayette Place Campground. It is challenging at times but well worth the effort as you are rewarded with a beautiful view of the Lonesome Lake at...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

The hike to get to Lonesome Lake was a great fall activity in the Franconia region. Warning: the "1.6" mile (each way) hike is a lot more than you would guess! I think the 0.8 miles left sign is improperly placed. It is definitely a...More

1  Thank Alice3403
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a short hike, manageable for most and the end result is truly breathtaking. Don't miss this hidden treasure. My Teen's ran up it in less than an hour so it's not very long at all.

1  Thank momof3kids78
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Climb up Lonesome Lake trail rewards you with a breathtaking lake; definitely worth the effort. Climb will have you breathing heavy at times but definitely manageable; we are 70 and still enjoy the climb. Be sure to climb just a bit further once you take...More

3  Thank Decaf7
Reviewed March 23, 2017

My wife, her two sisters, my brother in-law, son and myself climbed the lonesome lake trail to the top where lonesome lake is. Great hike, a little challenging in some areas but a very enjoyable climb. There is a nice campground at the bottom with...More

1  Thank andyjr1961
Reviewed January 17, 2017

If you are in the Franconia Notch area of the White Mts. National Forest, seriously consider stopping in at Lafayette campground and hiking up to Lonesome Lake. It is only 1.5 miles, but it is steep in parts. It is wilderness hiking, but the views...More

1  Thank Ray T
Reviewed December 30, 2016

This was so perfect. The hike up to the lake, prime time tourist season, August, morning till evening...and we only saw maybe 3 other couples once you got off the main trail. The lake is beautiful, it's so quiet and the hike isn't very challenging...More

1  Thank Bekah K
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful but quite steep. Once you climb over lots of boulders and dodge tree roots the end result is in sight. Walk around the lake is quite flat and the Hut is a great place to grab a snack. It took us close to 2...More

1  Thank JupiterJudy
Reviewed August 31, 2016

I would give this hike a 7 out of 10 for difficulty mostly because of the amount of large rocks, stretches of steeper grade, and the multiple tricky stream crossings. Took us about 2 hours (3.1 mi) to get to the top with a group...More

1  Thank virginia t
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a bit of challenge? This just could be for you as it was for us. It's seems trail was long (no complains here as we love every step)and it was great to get to the lake and Lonesome Lake Hut. Stop over for...More

1  Thank Thomas C
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