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Cannon Mountain
Franconia, NH

Cannon Mountain as seen from Mt. Liberty
Cannon Mountain as seen from Mt. Liberty

Location mapSummary
Cannon Mountain, once known as Profile Mountain, is home to Cannon Mountain ski area. Old Man of the Mountain was once located on the northeast face. The summit observation deck features views in all directions.

Summit Elevation
4,100 feet

Summit Facilities
Observation deck, seasonal cafeteria, seasonal aerial tramway.

Trails
The Kinsman Ridge Trail and Hi-Cannon Trails ascend Cannon Mountain, as well as numerous state-owned alpine ski trails (closed to foot traffic year round). The Mittersill-Cannon Trail was blazed up the ski trails from Mittersill in 2013.

Trip Reports:
Click on the date for photos, timestamps, and maps.
Date of Hike Trail(s) Length Steepness Vertical
December 25, 2016 Ski trails Moderate Difficult 2,409'
September 16, 2014 Mittersill-Cannon Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,529'
September 9, 2014 Mittersill-Cannon Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,529'
October 3, 2013 Mittersill-Cannon Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,529'
April 20, 2012 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,449'
April 8, 2012 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,449'
March 18, 2012 Kinsman Ridge Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,425'
March 3, 2012 Kinsman Ridge Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,425'
February 2, 2012 Kinsman Ridge Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,425'
January 13, 2012 Kinsman Ridge Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,425'
December 17, 2011 Kinsman Ridge Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,425'
December 9, 2011 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,449'
November 24, 2011 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,449'
November 19, 2011 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,449'
October 2, 2011 Hi-Cannon Trail, more Moderate Very Difficult 2,570'
September 8, 2011 Hi-Cannon Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,710'
September 2, 2011 Kinsman Ridge Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,425'
July 21, 2011 Kinsman Ridge Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,425'
June 10, 2011 Tucker Brook Trail, more Moderate Difficult 3,424'
June 3, 2011 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,449'
May 7, 2011 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,854'
April 24, 2011 Ski trails Moderate Difficult 2,060'
January 6, 2011 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,454'
September 12, 2010 Tucker Brook Trail, more Moderate Difficult 3,224'
December 21, 2009 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,449'
November 21, 2009 Lonesome Lake Trail, more Difficult Very Difficult 5,285'
October 17, 2009 Kinsman Pond Trail, more Difficult Very Difficult 5,442'
August 27, 2009 Kinsman Ridge Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,425'
June 30, 2009 Kinsman Ridge Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,425'
May 16, 2009 Lonesome Lake Trail, more Moderate Very Difficult 2,959'
April 27, 2009 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,449'
March 27, 2009 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,449'
January 15, 2009 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,449'
September 25, 2008 Hi-Cannon Trail, more Moderate Very Difficult 2,570'
February 9, 2008 Taft Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,539'
July 26, 2007 Kinsman Ridge Trail Moderate Very Difficult 2,460'

More Information
- New Hampshire 4,000 Foot Peaks
- New England 4,000 Foot Peaks
- New England 100 Highest Peaks
- Cannon Mountain - New England's Alpine CCC Ski Trails
- Cannon Mountain - NewEnglandSkiHistory.com
- SaveCannonMountain.com
- TaxpayersforCannon.com




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