All information is subject to change. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Route Description. Almost immediately the trail crosses the outlet stream and then curves to the right (southwest), paralleling the shoreline. The Basin (I93-S): 52 spots. From the parking lot, the Lonesome Lake Trail crosses a bridge and heads through the campground, crossing several campground roads. This lot is for visitors to the Basin (parking for hikers may be limited in the future). Lonesome Lake is far from lonesome in the peak of summer, especially due to the popular Lonesome Lake A.M.C Hut on its shores, but it still offers a nice respite from the huge crowds found on the valley floor of Franconia Notch State Park.During the shoulder seasons the lake lives up to its name, providing a serene setting to enjoy some great views of the surrounding White Mountains. It provides access to the Basin Cascade Trail to Cascade Brook and Pemi Trail. I have hiked the perimeter of Lonesome Lake last winter using snow shoes and I can testify to the lake’s beauty and the ease at which it is to hike the trail. We will hike up Lonesome Lake Trail until it reaches Kinsman Ridge Trail. Here the trail to Jackass Pass heads south along the shore. The North Fork trail ends at the eastern shore of Lonesome Lake (10,166-ft.). Date of Hike: Sunday, January 3, 2021: Parking/Access Road Notes: Lonesome lake trailhead is not well plowed. Spring is on the horizon and hearty Northwesterners know that some of the most beautiful hiking and mountain biking destinations are much less populated during this time. This hike primary trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. Stop by the Hiker Information cabin to get information on trail conditions and weather before you head up. The trail starts off relatively flat as you hike through a yellow birch and beech tree forest. Lonesome Lake to Big Sandy Trailhead via Jackass P Description. Lonesome Lake Trail Is A 3-Mile Hike In New Hampshire That Leads You To A Pristine Lake. While there are plenty of beautiful nature hikes to take in New Hampshire on a hot summer day, some will make an impression on you forever. If you do not have good snow tires I would not recommend driving to that parking lot. Lonesome Lake (I93-S, Lafayette Place Exit): 41 spots. There is a well-marked exit from I-93 and a large trailhead. Altitude change-1,675 ft. Altitude min. The trail to the Lake is similar to the Cannon Trail, but finds a boardwalk trail around Lonesome Lake and an Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Hut at the end. The left branch leads to Lonesome Lake. 1,751 ft. Altitude start. The Lonesome Lake trail head is located at the parking lot in the Lafayette Place Campground. Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail: Date of Hike: Saturday, November 28, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular : Recommended Equipment: Light Traction : Water Crossing Notes: More Stats for Lonesome Lake Trail hike trail trail. Follow the well-trodden and maintained Lonesome Lake trail west up moderate slopes. This is a primary hiker parking lot for Lonesome Lake Trail. Then we will follow Kinsman Ridge Trail to the observation tower at the summit of Cannon Mtn. After 0.4 miles, the slope gets steeper and the trail bifurcates. Lonesome Lake is within a designated wilderness destination near Greenwater, Washington in the Mt. Lonesome Lake Trail is a 2 mile blue singletrack trail located near Franconia New Hampshire. The right branch is the Hi-Cannon Trail. 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