bondcliff trail to franconia

Red Tape . Guyot Mt. Approaching Franconia Brook tentsite. Go clockwise for sure, you will avoid making even harder climbs. Managed to finish it in one day going counterclockwise but it took 14.5 hours and was absolutely grueling on the final descent down the Osseo trail. Via Lincoln Woods trail, Bondcliff trail, West Bond spur. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. RECOMMENDED ROUTE Bald Mountain/Artists Bluff Loop 1.5 mi 2.4 km • 535' Up 163.11 m Up • 532' Down 162.09 m Down. The upper section of Bondcliff Tr has been recently brushed. One gust hit 41 MPH. 30 dF +/- at the trailhead, 40’s at the summit, with 4-8 MPH winds very occasionally gusting to 20. But the reward is getting to 13 Falls Tentsite and getting to explore the falls area. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Trip Report Archive. Franconia Falls is a wonderful swimming hole, well worth returning to at some future point. The views from South Twin were amazing but coming down on Twinway to Galehead was a suffer fest. As far as New Hampshire goes Bondcliff is at or near the pinnacle. Via Lincoln Woods trail, Wilderness trail, and Bondcliff trail. A.2-mile spur off the Bondcliff Trail delivers you to the Guyot Campsite at mile 11.4. A little swampy in some parts. The loop and campsites can be very crowded so if you want a tent platform make sure to get to the sites early. In total we did about 11 miles day 1. Bondclif Trail to Franconia Ridge Trail ist ein 28.8 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Lincoln, New Hampshire. This is an option for hikers to save 3 miles by camping out here, but there is no bridge to cross the East Branch, so in times of high water, the only … Three days, two nights, 10,000ft of elevation gain, some of the most punishing terrain I've ever hiked on, and...it was totally worth it. - Mt Galehead, Mt South Twin, ( Optional Mt North twin ), Mt Guyot RECOMMENDED ROUTE Bald Mountain/Artists Bluff Loop 1.5 mi 2.4 km • 535' Up 163.11 m Up • 532' Down 162.09 m Down. But there are a number of river crossings which could be tricky in the spring. After that the trail takes a sharp left and you start the long steady ascent up to Bondcliff. Take Twin Brook Trail. For this trip, I decided to hike the loop in a counter-clockwise direction, starting and ending at the Lincoln Woods Trailhead. Had the whole route mapped out with waypoints for gauging pace, etc. Definitely budget 3 full days, we only had 2 and had to skip the bondcliff trail. ( you can skip this campsite if you start early and have enough water for the 2nd campsite is roughly 7 miles away at the Garfield campsite ) Camp at the Liberty Spring campsite where you can fill up water nearby 0.3 mile off the trail on the Liberty spring trail. All around a great trip. ( The reason I chose clockwise because A. - Day 2. Approximately 35.6 miles, not including mileage to huts. Light dusting of snow on the bridge over Franconia Brrok. Follow the Wilderness Trail for 1.8 miles, until reaching a final trail intersection where you'll take the Bondcliff Trail. Approx 22 miles. But again, our novice-ness reared it’s ugly head. Views on the 7 summits are breathtaking. And the elevation wasn’t bad at all. The major blow down blocking the trail just after the junction with Bondcliff was present in the morning, dispatched of by our return (thank you!). Bondclif Trail to Franconia Ridge Trail is a 33.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The reward for the difficulty are 7 amazing views atop some of the most gorgeous peaks in the north east. Bondcliff may also be reached from Route 302. from many different trails. WILDERNESS TRAIL. So if we made it through the trail in one day, I think anyone can. And a flat ~ 5 miles to the parking lot. The Wilderness Trail continues after the bridge across Franconia Brook for another 1.8 miles before connecting with the Bondcliff trail. Adams Mt. I have no idea how, or why you would want to do that. Directions To Bondcliff: For driving directions to trailheads near Bondcliff click a parking area on the map above, and choose Google Driving Directions. Bondcliff (attempt), Franconia Falls, NH: Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, Franconia Falls Trail: Date of Hike: Sunday, March 8, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty in the Lincoln Woods lot @ 5:30 AM. - Day 3. 100-Mile Wilderness Acadia National Park Appalachian Trail Baldpate Bar Harbor Baxter State Park Bemis Mountain Bigelow Mountain Bondcliff & the Bonds Cadillac Mountain Cannon Mountain Carlo Col Carter Dome Crawford Notch Crocker Mountain Franconia Notch Goose Eye Mountain Grafton Notch State Park Katahdin Mahoosuc Range Monson Mt. ... Galehead, South Twin, West Bond, Bondcliff. Very nice hike but not that easy as we did a lot of km each day. Worst part was dealing with the leaf-peepers at Lincoln Woods parking lot when we returned to our car on a Sunday afternoon. So you must have at least 2L from galehead to the end of the hike ( if you do it in 2 days ). 30 dF back at car. Continue straight and bear right after the Franconia Falls Trail onto the Wilderness Trail. Take the Lincoln Woods Trail (2.9mi.) Bondcliff Trail; Twinway; Garfield Ridge Trail; Franconia Ridge Trail; The East Branch Pemigewasset River at the Lincoln Woods Suspension Bridge. Galehead, South Twin, West Bond, Bondcliff. Overall, a phenomenal experience with even better friends. Great hike, doing all the best in the area. A lot of people said they love Guyot campsite but maybe we just didn’t get great views in the am because we were in the rain clouds until we left plus we had a very windy rainy night. Fun Approaching Franconia Brook tentsite. Lovely Franconia Falls . At the junction I took the Bondcliff trail which turned out to be another 1.8 miles of boring flat old logging roads. I was lucky enough to do it on another perfect New Hampshire day. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, durch schönen Wald und es gibt einen Wasserfall und schöne Wildblumen. The Franconia Ridge Trail runs along the ridge crest for almost the length of the range. 8 miles. June 22nd 2) Turn north (hiker’s left) onto the Bondcliff Trail and follow it 5.4 miles across 4,265-foot Bondcliff Mountain and 4,698-foot Mt. Overall it seemed like there a decent amount of water options, but due to the distance between them I still felt like I should have brought more water. We completed a counterclockwise loop starting both days around 4:30am. Total Miles: 22.3 (4,613 feet elevation gained) Maps for the book created by Kimball/TrailsNH. Bondcliff Trail; Twinway; Garfield Ridge Trail; Franconia Ridge Trail; The East Branch Pemigewasset River at the Lincoln Woods Suspension Bridge. Water was very accessible; we carried at least 3L and refilled at Guyot, Galehead, and Garfield. Lovely Franconia Falls. — 4h 00m Nearby Recommended Routes. What a trail, some of the hardest backpacking this state has to offer. If the weather is good, it is a great way to spend the time. Back at car: 2000. Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, Franconia Falls Trail: Date of Hike: Sunday, March 8, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty in the Lincoln Woods lot @ 5:30 AM. From here it’s a 1.2-mile hike to Mt. Unbridled sunshine for most of the day, with patchy clouds late in the afternoon. The falls were running low so I walked up and down the rock slab while soaking in the sun. Franconia Brook Footbrifge. We started at 10:00 AM and finished around 10:00 PM. Between the Lincoln Woods Trail and Wilderness trail is a great way to make up time by running or moving fast. The descent is grueling in its own right, but there are numerous scenic viewpoints along the way to take a break and admire Franconia … The hike is a long flat one all the way into 13 falls, which is just off the trail and very picturesque. Currently between Haystack and Liberty there are 100+ trees down, slowing the pace and making the trail more interesting. The hike up to South Twin was great. Make no mistake, this hike was difficult, in fact, difficult is not a strong enough word to describe how challenging it was. My redlining soul wanted to keep going down this path after the junction with Lincoln Brook. -The loop and campsites were very crowded, as this intersects with the AT and is a popular loop in general, so if you want a tent platform make sure to get to the sites early. First of the 48 peaks for my boyfriend and I today! Three days, two nights, 10,000ft of elevation gain, some of the most punishing terrain and.. totally worth it! We don’t really know what we’re doing. - Day 4. Trailhead: 0745; Bondcliff summit: 1300; Mt Bond: 1400; West Bond: 1500. Approx 22 miles. We crossed the bridge and started up the Bondcliff Trail. The trails are very rocky and steep but the views are so worth it. It’s a physical gauntlet, bring the bare essentials. Highly recommended. It is hard to put into words how beautiful it is is. Via Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur. Approx. With a short side trip out the Franconia Falls trail. Peaks: Bondcliff Trails: LWT > Bondcliff Trail Mileage: 18.00 Elevation Gain: 3,171 Weather: Cloudy, cold, 19(F) at the trail head and felt like below zero at the summit with the wind chill.Once I got past the short scramble near the summit, there was a steady wind with occasional gusts. Bondcliff Trail and Franconia Trail Loop is a 38.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. It is also possible to traverse The Bonds from north to south, starting at Zealand Road and hiking to Lincoln Woods, or vice versa, but this requires shuttling a car nearly 30 miles to the end of the hike. Bond, West Bond, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH: Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, Frost Trail, Twin Brook Trail, Franconia Brook Trail: Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 25, 2011: Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Lincoln Woods. Make sure to have enough water at this point because the next water supply is on the way down. Highly recommend getting to the campsites early. We stopped at the bottom of Hilary’s Step to have a PBJ as it sounded too windy to stop and eat on the summit of Bondcliff. Take the left onto Bondcliff trail and hike for 4.4 miles until you reach the summit of Bondcliff. Approx 18 miles. Franconia Ridge with a cloud layer between. Me and 2 friends did this trail a couple weeks ago for our first hike. 30 dF back at car. One exception was the Franconia Brook Trail crossing at Redrock Brook - I had to take off shoes and wade barefoot - REALLY numbing!!!!! Published by Wilderness Map Company, cartographer, Ed Rofle. My legs were fried. Note: I’ve included a link to my Gaia GPS map below, and their mileage is 32-ish miles. Liberty (4,459 feet) with a moderate climb in between, which I succeeded in reaching by sunset. Franconia, … We are beginner hikers and this is the longest trail we have ever done. Being novice backpackers we still aren’t great at estimating distances with elevation gain/loss so the first day hike to Guyot took considerably longer than expected. Beautiful, well maintenance trail with clear signs every junctions. First two days included a nice overnight backpack of the eastern Pemigewasset Wilderness. "3 days in WMNF. Visit Amazon to help support TrailsNH. ( Since we started early at 7am and arrived at the Guyot campsite junction at noon. If you just want to hike up to Bondcliff you can take the Wilderness Trail up to the bonds. Camping on Bondcliff. -Parking at Lincoln Woods is $5 per day, and if you stay at any of the campsites it is $10 for the night. Lincoln Woods Trail: 2.9 miles / Franconia Brook Trail: 2.5 miles / Bushwhack & Slide: 4.5 miles / West Bond Spur: 0.5 miles / Bondcliff Trail: 6.0 miles / Abandoned Wilderness Trail: 0.7 miles / Wilderness Trail: 0.8 miles / East Side Trail: 5.1 miles. Take Twin Brook Trail. Day 1 was a successful 18+mile day, which set us up for a shorter second day. 2020-03-03 (Tuesday.) Make no mistake, this hike is difficult. It is a hike heavy on isolation and devoid of the mechanical sounds of the world (i.e. The hike itself was great but HARD. 93. The Wilderness Trail continues after the bridge across Franconia Brook for another 1.8 miles before connecting with the Bondcliff trail. (Thursday) Via Lincoln Woods trail, Bondcliff trail, West Bond spur. ~7 miles Bondcliff, Mount Bond, and West Bond is a 22.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The Franconia Ridge Trail runs along the ridge crest for almost the length of the range. We completed Bondcliff, Bond, and West Bond for a bit longer mileage. Don’t worry for the water, there’s a lot of place to refill all the way to Galehead Shelter. I believe if you go directly to Bondcliff and turn around it would be 18miles total. 30 dF back at car. Lincoln Woods Trail, notice the crushed gravel, it's for construction equipment. Garfield Mt. - Mt Flume , Mt Liberty -There are two AMC huts along the loop as options to stay for the night, you need a reservation in advance. As hard as this hike is, it's just as rewarding. 37.4 miles round-trip. The dip between Garfield and Lafayette is long and difficult. Bondcliff Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. As hard as this hike is, it is just as rewarding. We did it in 2 days, 53km (we went the wrong way for 5km ). We finished day 2 before noon as we were able to cruise after summiting Flume. Most hikers and backpackers approach The Bonds from the north starting at Zealand Road or the south from the Lincoln Woods Visitors Center and parking lot off the KancamagusHighway and return back to their starting point at the end of their hike. Between the Lincoln Woods Trail and Wilderness trail is a great way to make up time by running or moving fast. Parking at Lincoln Woods is $5 per day, and if you stay at any of the campsites it is $10 for the night. We stayed at Guyot and arrived before 4pm, but all of the platforms were taken and the camping areas were also almost gone. Stop by Galehead Hut where you can fill the water from the spigot. Lincoln Woods Trail Head Parking lot has a fee, Weather forecast was wrong and tough trail conditions. The wilderness boundary, just after the tentsite. Other than that it was a beautiful hike and one of the most memorable for me personally. Started at 2:20am and was on Liberty by 5:15 to watch the sunrise. Galehead Mountain, West Bond, Mt Bond, Bondcliff. There are two AMC huts along the loop as options to stay for the night, you need a reservation in advance. Version plus petite de la boucle Pemi trois jours et deux nuits. Beautiful views from each peak which are worth the effort. Note: this does not include the quarter mile spur trails to the Garfield and … Follow this for 2.9 miles of relatively flat terrain until you reach the Wilderness Trail. Backcountry- off trail. The bonds are a dog friendly hike. The trails that start at the Pemigewasset river suspension foot bridge are: Lincoln Woods Trail, Pine Island Trail, East Side Trail, Osseo Trail, River View Loop, Pemigewasset Wilderness, Flume Slide Trail, Black Pond Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, the Wilderness Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail, Bondcliff Trail, and many other connecting trails. Pemi East Side trail, packed out very nicely. It’s a loop hike that starts and ends at the lafayette campground off of rt. The Bonds (West Bond, Mount Bond, and Bondcliff) really are an amazing hike and worth a trip up if you get the chance.It is mostly above treeline when hiking across all three Bond summits which offers amazing views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and surrounding mountains. Did CW solo/single day. The hike was very rugged and it pays to have good spirits and strong legs. Overall limited visibility and wasn’t able to get any full shots of Franconia ridge or Garfield. (12.25 hours.) 20 dF +/- at the trailhead, low teens at the summit, with 4-8 MPH winds gusting to 20-30. My buddy and I took Lincoln Woods to Bond Cliffs and camped the first night at Guyot. The Wilderness Trail is now abandoned but still sees traffic . ... From the south, access from Lincoln Woods Trailhead (on route 112 near Lincoln) via Wilderness and Bondcliff trails. Revised second edition of this excellent, easy-to-use map and guide to recreational trails in the Franconia, New Hampshire, region. 30 dF +/- at the trailhead, 40’s at the summit, with 4-8 MPH winds very occasionally gusting to 20. Peaks: Bondcliff Trails: LWT > Bondcliff Trail Mileage: 18.00 Elevation Gain: 3,171 Weather: Cloudy, cold, 19(F) at the trail head and felt like below zero at the summit with the wind chill.Once I got past the short scramble near the summit, there was a steady wind with occasional gusts. Now knowing how bad things might get passed South Twin, and despite good but cold weather, I decided I'd bail out via Franconia Brook to get back to the car at Lincoln Woods. This was an amazing trail that offers spectacular views from every peak. Diehards can do it in a long midsummer day, but between the AMC huts and AT campsites, as well less established campsites, there are plenty of places to spend a night. Dogs are also able to use this trail. They sale some food, snacks and hot drinks. Bond, West Bond, Mt Guyot and Zealand Loop is a 28.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The Lincoln Woods Visitor Area is overstaffed with paranoid rangers. If you choose this option you can skip the Day 4 and prepare for a long ~16 miles ) The Wilderness Trail continues after the bridge across Franconia Brook for another 1.8 miles before connecting with the Bondcliff trail. This was a great extremely beautiful trail. The actual ascent is pretty gradual with a good amount of flat sections to break it up. - Mt Little Haystack, Mt Lincoln, Mt Lafayette, Mt Garfield Starting at Bondcliff made for an 11 mile first day, but was manageable with the gradual incline from Lincoln Woods. The eastern side, Bondcliff, is considerably easier. Franconia Ridge Trail; Garfield Ridge Trail ; Twinway Trail; Bondcliff Trail; Lincoln Woods Trail ; Lincoln Woods Parking to Garfield Ridge Shelter. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. For this trip, I decided to hike the loop in a counter-clockwise direction, starting and ending at the Lincoln Woods Trailhead. Walking along the Franconia Ridge just under the clouds, looking at the landscape is an experience I will never forget. Bondcliff Trail Conditions These posts have been tagged with Mount Bondcliff NH , or are within 1.5 miles of it. reliable water, Camp here (~$10 for tent platform) Continue on Franconia Brook Trail for day 3, Junction: Franconia Brook Trail and Lincoln Brook Trail, Junction: Franconia Brook and Lincoln Woods Trail. Amazing trail, but one of the hardest things you'll do. Consider refilling whenever you get the chance. The trails that start at the Pemigewasset river suspension foot bridge are: Lincoln Woods Trail, Pine Island Trail, East Side Trail, Osseo Trail, River View Loop, Pemigewasset Wilderness, Flume Slide Trail, Black Pond Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, the Wilderness Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail, Bondcliff Trail, and many other connecting trails. The round trip distance of this route is 23 miles with 4,500 feet of cumulative elevation gain. From the east, over or around the Willey Range via A-Z or Ethan Pond trails from Crawford Notch (route 302 near North Conway). There’s no better way to see what the Pemi has to offer. For the rest, you must be in shape to do this trail. Tip: water is scarce between lafayette and last tent site so be prepared before you summit lafayette. Did it two days highly recommend. … So we finished in the dark. Lincoln Woods Suspension Bridge. Lincoln Woods Trail trail work . There are four single-tent platforms, two double-tent platforms, and a shelter that sleeps 12 (first-come, first-serve; $10/person per night from Memorial Day to Columbus Day). - Mt Bond, Mt Bondcliff Stay at Guyot campsite Signs up and in good condition. Walking along the Franconia Ridge just under the clouds, looking at the landscape is an experience that at times can feel like being transported to Middle Earth. Overall, it is a difficult hike but worth every sore muscle in the end. Drank a total of six liters of water but still ran out sooner than desired. Garfield was slow going and easily the most difficult part of the hike. I would suggest to do it in 3 nights 4 days. There are a few campsites along the way which can make this long day hike easily split into two shorter days of hiking. This is another mostly flat section along the old logging railroad. Full trail-width pools of water between all the railroad ties, it was a wade-fest! From the hut, I took the Greenleaf Trail to Mt. Pemi Loop.... We decided to do clockwise. We decided to finish the loop to the parking lot because it will be climbing down mostly. Excellent hike! Before crossing the bridge over Franconia Brook to the Bondcliff Trail, you might want to take a short detour to check out nearby Franconia Falls, 0.4 miles down the side trail, on your left. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. USFS was checking passes when I returned. The old 'Wilderness Trail' it is now part of the Bondcliff Trail. Heading back out Lincoln Woods trail. Franconia, NH. One makes it back. Franconia Ridge from the summit of Bond. Frost Trail leads to Galehead Mountain. Trailhead: 0700; Bondcliff summit: 1230; Col: 1300; back at car: 1800. Flume, Liberty, Haystack, Lafayette, North Lafayette, and Garfield in 12 hours night fell some rain hit us hard turned and took thirteen falls back by flashlight made it to the car in 17.5 hour great views and a killer workout my legs are still noodles, next time i plan on sleeping after Garfield and complete the loop. I would recommend this trail to beginners and rookies. Continuing along the Bondcliff Trail, hikers follow the West Bond Spur Trail to reach the summit of West Bond, a short half mile away. This trail earns its reputation as difficult and stunning. The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Bond from the Lincoln Woods Visitor's Center as well as West Bond and Bondcliff.. We thought the second day, taking Bond Cliff to the AT to Twinway to Frost to Twin Brook was going to be easier because we were only looking at 6.5 miles to get to our second campsite 13 falls. Franconia Brook Campsite is located about 3 miles from the Visitor’s Center on the east side trail (Not the highlighted route above). -RIP to the Guyot shelter (where I slept the 2nd night of my hike) apparently it was the final night it was in use, because they were dismantling it the next day. Upon crossing Franconia Brook, the Lincoln Woods Trail soon turns into the Wilderness trail, a name change signified by the entrance into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. ~ 6 miles The mountain itself lies within the almost unadulterate… Follow the Wilderness Trail for 1.8 miles, until reaching a final trail intersection where you'll take the Bondcliff Trail. Bondcliff was the last summit we hit on the Pemi Loop.It offers a great 360 views! Absolute must do. Lots of fun boulders to scramble on but made it a little slow going. If you scramble down the rocks (carefully) there are some incredible views of the cascades where the two streams converge. Hike along the Lincoln Woods Trail up past the Black Pond Trail and the Franconia Falls Trail.Continue straight and bear right after the Franconia Falls Trail onto the Wilderness Trail. If you are looking to leave the world behind- this is the place. 1) Take the Lincoln Woods Trail 4.8 miles north and east along the East Branch Pemigewasset River to an intersection. After parking your car at the Lincoln Woods Visitor Center (remember to display your annual pass or self-pay at the kiosk), look for the suspension bridge that spans the east branch of the Pemigewasset River. The wilderness boundary, just after the tentsite. (11 hours.) Includes mountaiin biking, cross country skiing, hiking and walking trails, each with difficulty ratings. PS. Bond. Mt Flume, up Franconia Brook. Some notes: ~7 miles Nothing has fully prepared me for this, not my years of camping, becoming an eagle scout, or multiple long over night trails. Turned out we were wrong as it wasn’t windy but it felt good to eat. https://www.alltrails.com/.../bondcliff-trail-and-franconia-trail-loop The Bonds are also among most remote peaks in the White Mountains. Construction on the Lincoln Woods Trail. 2019-03-14. A lot of fun and a great views. - Day 1. Bondcliff resides in the Pemigewasset wilderness of New Hampshire. Pemi East Side trail, packed out very nicely. Three day, two night smaller version of the Pemi loop. By the time I reached the summit I have already hiked almost 9 miles. It’s pretty easy with a nice gradual descent. Leaf litter on footbed that is quickly being trodden down. Parked at the Lincoln Wood visitors center parking lot with self payment $5 per day. I promise, if you do this hike and are committed to completing it, you will not regret it. Frost Trail leads to Galehead Mountain. ~10 miles -Make sure to bring a good amount of water, each campsite has a spring (Liberty Springs, Garfield, and Guyot). The Wilderness Trail provides a 1.8 mile trek to the Bondcliff Trail, a stretch that is every bit as easy going as the Lincoln Woods Trail, but in winter receives a fraction of the traffic. Iced of Franconia Brook. Looking toward the mouth of Franconia Brook. Clouds/overcast all day. Turn-by-turn from the Lincoln Woods Trailhead. Overall was a beautiful experience that we will never forget that hardship with a stunning views. - Starting early for better camping spots Great 2 night backpacking trip during peak fall foliage. Shouts to those who complete this in a day. It’s a very steep descent and with a heavy pack and sore knees the trail seemed to take forever. Bondcliff, Mt. Great views, Pemi day 2- Garfield, Galehead, South Twin, Pemi day 1- Flume, Liberty, Little Haystack, Lincoln, Lafayette. As far as we know it seemed like pretty easy terrain. Looking toward the mouth of Franconia Brook. Take the Old Bridle Path from the Greenleaf Hut down the remaining 2.9 miles to the parking lot. I had budgeted 18 hours for the loop and there was no way I was going to make it in less than 20, and probably much worse. Many campsite are available all the way. Franconia Falls is a wonderful swimming hole, well worth returning to at some future point. Highly r The last 2-mile stretch of the Franconia Brook Trail was a waterlogged mess, and the Lincoln Woods Trail was actually worse. The ridge seems to go forever and your thankful when you have tree cover again. Between the Lincoln Woods Trail and Wilderness trail is a great way to make up time by running or moving fast. Bond Cliff has a lot of elevation but well worth it for the views. — 4h 00m Nearby Recommended Routes. Took all day so I didn't treat it like a race. We treated our clothes and backpacks with Permethrin insect repellent Trail Maintenance Notes: Only major issue was a HUGE beech tree which has fallen across the Bondcliff Trail at about 1800'. Bond. The trail starts at the beginning of a suspension bridge crossing the East Branch Pemigewasset River. About ~ 5 miles descending to the Lincoln Wood trail. We added on the West Bond and Galehead summits to this trip as well. Fresh legs climbing up and B. I can gave my knees a break after brutal rocky 1st , 2nd day hike for a long stretching flat trail ) The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Junction: Lincoln Woods and Franconia Brook, Good place for night 1- before the climb. Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond … Flume summit (4,328 feet). - $10 per person for camping to the caretaker at each campsite. 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