North & South Kinsman (NH) (two 4000 footers)

4000 Footer

DATE: Sep 17, 2023
END DATE: Sep 17, 2023

Hike/Event Location: Franconia NH

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Helvetic Hiker
Barre Town, VT United States

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Max # People: 25

Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

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Moderate to Strenuous

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Hike is cancelled due to lack of interest. I'll table it for another time.

About the Hike:

From NH route 116 we will hike to North and South Kinsman. (both 4,000 footers). This is an out and back hike.

NOTE: this hike starts from route 116 and NOT the Lonesome Lake Trail (which can be a zoo this time of year).

"...North Kinsman Mountain (4,293') and South Kinsman Mountain (4,358') are two beautiful mountains typically hiked together. South Kinsman is the sixth most prominent mountain in the White Mountains because it is the highest point between Kinsman Notch and Franconia Notch..."

From 116 we will take the Mount Kinsman Trail (approx 3.7 miles) to the Kinsman Ridge Trail tackling North Kinsman (in 0.4 miles) first. We will then continue to South Kinsman (0.9 miles further). On the way we could add in Bald Peak - a rocky outcropping with great views (an additional 0.2 miles each way).

This is a social group. Please act accordingly and engage your fellow hikers.


Hike Type: out and back

Estimated Elevation Gain: 3200 

Round Trip Distance: 10 miles (excludes 0.4 for Bald Peak)

Estimated  Duration (with breaks/lunch): 6.5 hours

Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

Use this link (just adjust the departure location):



use GPS coordinates 44.165952, -71.766186


These directions:

The trailhead is located on NH 116 about 4.4 miles south of NH 18 in Franconia Village and 2.0 miles north of the Easton Town Hall. There is limited roadside parking, please do not block driveways.


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