Kinsman Pond

Location: Central New Hampshire
Trip Starts: Lafayette Campground
Trip Ends: Lafayette Campground
Total Distance: 6.4 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Difficult
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail, Lonesome Lake
Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trip Type: Day or Overnight Hike
More Information:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 West Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6331


Kinsman Pond at 3810 feet is tucked in the White Mountain National Forest and is a short distance from the Kinsman Mountains which have excellent views of the surrounding area. This hike starts at Lafayette Campground along US 3 and I-93 in Franconia Notch State Park and climbs steadily for two thousand feet to the small shelter and tent platforms at Kinsman Pond. Along the way, you pass the scenic Lonesome Lake (and the AMC’s Lonesome Lake Hut) and there are numerous and well maintained connecting trails that make a number of longer overnight hikes possible.

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