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The Falling Waters Trail and Old Bridle Path trail sign places to

The Falling Waters Trail and Old Bridle Path trail sign places to

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8.8 miles round trip Falling Waters Trail sign.

'Old bridle path, falling waters trail sign'

The bouldery climb up

The Falling Waters Trail and Old Bridle Path trail sign.

A typical stretch of the Falling Waters Trail.

Start of the trail- following the old Bridle Path for 0.25 miles before hiking up Falling Waters.

Hazy morning looking at Walker Ravine from the Old Bridle Path trail

Waterfall on the Falling Waters Trail.

Start of the Old Bridle Path

Mount Lafayette Map, Mount Lafayette, Little Haystack Mountain Map, Trail Guide, Trail

That meant that we were largely without crowds all the way up until the Greenleaf Hut, to our satisfaction.

Old bridle path up to Greenleaf Hut.

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Old Bridle Path beginning - New material on trail at Falling Waters Junction

Both the Falling Waters Trail and Old Bridle Path begin and end here, making a loop hike easy.

Falling Waters trail to Mt. Lafayette

We ...

Whitney at the Old Bridle Path / Falling Waters Trailhead

1 = start/end; 2 = Falling Waters Trail; 3 = summit of Little Haystack Mtn. on. Franconia Ridge to summit of Mt. Lafayette (4); 5 = Greenleaf Trail;

Despite the crowds and my hesitance to ever go up the trails on a weekend day, I went against my own advice, but surprisingly to my excitement.

Waterfall on the Falling Waters Trail. Mount Lafayette

Pemi Wilderness from Lafayette Summit

... Old Bridle Path and across the ridge then down Falling Waters Trail. Getting started right around 8:30, the plan was for 8 but someone who shall remain ...

Old Bridle Path beginning - New material from Walker Brook on the trail 1

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Franconia Ridge (June 25, 2010)

Done!

Cascades Along Falling Waters Trail (John, Dennis, Sharon, Marj, Heather)

Falling Waters Trail - Mt. Lafayette - Mt. Lincoln - Little Haystack Loop Hike

Top left: Falling Waters Trail Bottom: Views from Mt. Lafayette

Bridle Path Christine Ascends ...

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Hiker Ken Carr looks to Franconia Ridge from a scenic viewpoint on The Old Bridle Path

... the Old Bridle Path goes left while the Falling Waters Trail heads off to the right over a bridge .... across a pretty stream.

The iciest portion of the Falling Waters trail where people had been using their ice axes

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There were very few vehicles in the Old Bridle Path-Falling Waters trailhead parking area when I arrived just before 7 AM, much different from the scene on ...

The trailhead for this loop hike starts at 1780'. We'll take the Falling Waters Trail on the way up, and the Old Bridle Path trail on the way back.

Click here to view a topo map showing the trail. We ended up only doing the portion shown in purple.

Beginning of the trail. Lower end of the Old Bridle Path ...

Old Bridle Path. Picture. This trail leads from the I-93 Franconia Notch Parkway near Lafayette Campground to the AMC Greenleaf Hut, a popular summer ...

So, from the parking lot, take the Old Bridle Path for three miles, where you will climb up a strenuous section of the trail known as Agony Ridge, ...

falling-waters-trail-section-zoom Zoomed-in section of the ...

Mount Lafayette

The Franconia Loop is common parlance in NH 48-speak for Old Bridle Path to Falling Waters. Its popularity has gotten so insane in recent years that parking ...

Credit: Tim Peck

I got started around 8:30 a.m. The hike begins on the Old Bridle Path Trail, .

A waterfall on Falling Waters Trail.

Walker Brook Old Bridle Path Stone Stairs

The ridge leading to Mount Lincoln.

... the Falling Waters Trail. Signs

Our plan was to go up the Falling Waters Trail up to the ridge where we would take the Franconia Ridge Trail across Mount Lincoln and Lafayette to the ...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Hiking New Hampshire's Falling Waters Trail - goEast

Old Bridle Path beginning - New material on trail above Falling Waters jct

Waterfall on the Falling Waters Trail

Useful tips, warnings, and trail information before the adventure begins.

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My personal opinion was that they were more dangerous than any place on the Falling Waters Trail.

Check out our detailed trail guide to hiking New Hampshire's 8.5 mile Franconia Ridge Loop.

Illegal parking in Franconia Notch reduced without heavy-handed ticketing

Some photos from the Mt. Lafayette summit

Hiking in the White Mountains and Adirondacks: A Frozen in Timeless Classic : Franconia Ridge Loop - Mount Lafayette & Lincoln

Looking up the Falling Waters Trail

This route is a little rougher then OBP and is often recommended for ascent if you ...

Franconia Notch State Park: Greenleaf Trail Path

The Franconia Loop is common parlance in NH 48-speak for Old Bridle Path to Falling Waters. Its popularity has gotten so insane in recent years that parking ...

Pat and I start out on the Old Bridle Path, with plans to climb Mt. Lafayette. It is our first mountain since we finished climbing our 100 Highest Mountains ...

Starting out at the trailhead. That smile stayed on her face the entire time.

Cascades (photo by Mark Malnati) ...

A waterfall along New Hampshire's Falling Waters Trail. (Dan Mathers/Northeast Explorer Photo)

All done, a solid day of hiking!

Little Haystack via Falling Waters Trail

Walker Brook Old Bridle Path ...

fallingwaterstrail Cloudland Falls on the Falling Waters Trail

Falling Waters Trail

Close look at a waterfall on the Falling Waters Trail.

View from the lookout along the Old Bridle Path

Credit: Tim Peck

Leaving the cabin- signage for the Old Bridle Path, just 2.9 miles back to the base/trailhead

Signs on Mount Lafayette

Mt Lafayette - Old Bridal path - Falling Waters Trail

Our Descent: The Greenleaf Trail. Old Bridle Path

... attempt at Falling Waters, and Old Bridle Path to the summit with clear skies, an icy trail, and manageable wind. That's the story for Richard and me.

But after you get down to 3,000' the trail becomes beautiful, following a river and passing superb waterfalls and ledges (left and right) all the way down ...

The Bridle Path-Falling Waters Trail head kiosk. Information, maps and bus schedule. What more could a hiker want from a trail head.

Looking up at the Franconia Ridge from the first lookout on the Bridle Path. From left: Mount Lafayette, a low bump called Mount Truman, then Mount Liberty, ...

Falling Waters Trail The ...

So, from the parking lot, take the Old Bridle Path for three miles, where you will climb up a strenuous section of the trail known as Agony Ridge, ...

The trailhead for this loop hike starts at 1780'. We'll take the Falling Waters Trail on the way up, and the Old Bridle Path trail on the way back.

Mount Lafayette Franconia Notch Greenleaf Trail Bridle Path NH

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The Franconia Loop is common parlance in NH 48-speak for Old Bridle Path to Falling Waters. Its popularity has gotten so insane in recent years that parking ...

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