Mount Lafayette is located in Franconia, NH and is one of 14 New Hampshire mountains included on the “New England Fifty Finest” list. Named after a French war-hero General Lafayette, the mountain boasts the highest point of the Franconia Range at 5,249 feet above sea level.
The Greenleaf Hut, maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club, is a popular spot for hikers to book an overnight stay and enjoy some beautiful scenery. Some popular trails include The Falling Waters Trail and the Greenleaf Trail.
The Old Bridle Path, a 7.5 mile out and back trail, was adopted by Burgeon in 2020. Burgeon is committed to keeping the trail clear of obstacles, improving drainage and reporting major issues to the Appalachian Mountain Club. Beginning at the Cannon Mountain tramway parking lot, the Greenleaf Trail takes hikers to the AMC’s Greenleaf Hut then to the incredible summit views.
Lafayette is often included an a Lafayette/Lincoln/Little Haystack loop. Hikers usually ascend the Falling Waters trail to Little Haystack, then take the Franconia Ridge Trail over the summit of Lincoln to Lafayette. To complete the loop descend on the Greenleaf trail to the hike, then follow the Old Bridal Path to back to the parking lot. Total length approximately 8.8 miles.
Lincoln and Woodstock offer some great spots to eat pre or post hike. Merland’s in Woodstock is the perfect place to grab a sandwich and a beer after your hike.
Have a great hike!
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