|Mt. Pemigewasset Summit Views. Photo by Bruce Hansen.
|Trail Sign for Mt. Pemi
From the summit, hikers are rewarded with vast scenic vistas of the White Mountain National Forest located near the high peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges.
On this hike, expect a varied trail leading under Highway 93, up a pleasant, flat path and ending with steepish bowling-ball to beach-ball sized rocks covered with tangled tree-roots. Along the trail hikers can also expect some charming creek crossings and forest views.
After a rain, there could be mud in places.
Along with the view on top, hikers will find a genuine New Hampshire granite drop-off with no safety fences. This is a wild and beautiful place.
Busloads of tourists come for the flume gorge hike, but walk right past the trailhead for this wonderful view-hike. If you drive to Franconia Notch State Park, you'll have access to free parking and flush toilets as well as trail advice from park rangers.
It's best to park in the highest of the three lots and head towards the bike trail. Quickly the footpath to Mt. Pemiewasset will be clearly marked with painted ablue blazes along the wooded trail all the way to the top.
|Photos of fall colors on Mt. Pemigewasset hike
Franconia Notch State Park
Daniel Webster Hwy
Lincoln, NH 03251
Bruce Hansen is a world traveler and writer. He is a frequent contributer to travel magazines including Rider and Canoe and Kayak. His experience as a freelance motorcycle journalist has taking him on adventures around the world including long rides through New England. His book Motorcycle Journeys Through the Pacific Northwest is available from Amazon and White Horse Press in Conway, NH.
|White Mountain Fall colors
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