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Cannon Mountain
Franconia, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Kinsman Ridge Trail near the Cannon Mountain summit
Kinsman Ridge Trail near the Cannon Mountain summit

With a crisp, clear day, I headed up to Cannon Mountain for a late afternoon hike. Though the ascent up the nasty Kinsman Ridge Trail was somewhat crowded, I had the summit and the descent to myself. Despite some dry weather, the trail had some wet slabs as well as typical mud pits.

The views from the summit tower were tremendous, as late day sun cast some very interesting shadows on the Osceolas and Scar Ridge.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Cannon Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Hike Commenced: 5:21 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,965'
Destination: Cannon Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 5:24 PM
Summit Reached: 6:28 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:04
Trailhead Elevation: 1,975'
Summit Elevation: 4,100'
Vertical Gain: 2,270'
Hike Ended: 8:02 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:41
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,425'


Kinsman Ridge Trail trailhead near the base of the tramway
Kinsman Ridge Trail trailhead near the base of the tramway

Looking at the Osceolas and Scar Ridge from the Cannon Mountain observation deck - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Osceolas and Scar Ridge from the Cannon Mountain observation deck




Directions to trailhead: Take I-93 North to the Cannon Mountain Tramway exit. The dirt road to the trailhead is to the left when looking at the mountain from the parking lot.

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