The tramway just recently celebrated its 80th anniversary on June 29. The more scenic route goes to Lonesome Lake and then takes the Dodge Cutoff back north to rejoin the Hi-Cannon Trail at mile 0.8. The wide dirt trail is bordered by high fences to keep you on course. Brea Junior High School Park (13.06 acres; lighted) 400 N. Brea Blvd. From the parking lot it is easy to spot North America’s first Aerial Tramway on one of its many trips up to the summit. **A word of caution. there are some parts of the trail that are completely eroding and crumbling away, which makes for a sandy and slippery ascent. The trail is 1.6 Miles (2.5 Kilometers) Singletrack in length with 23% Avg Grade (13°) and 76% Max Grade (37°). This way up takes some level of fitness to be enjoyed. A trail guide is available at the park office for self-guided nature walks. The snow was still very wet. weekends. hi-cannon to cannon, ridge to kinsman's down fishin Jimmy and lonesome lake. Several great look out points along the way and the tower at the summit of Cannon provides amazing 360 views. Follow Route 93 North into the Franconia Notch Parkway. Hikers can also choose to go a little out of the way on the Lonesome Lake Trail (seen below). The first 0.75 miles of this trail contain many twists and turns through a densely wooded area. Risking on Cannon. Happy to report that the snow is gone! My recoding said 11.6 miles, not the 10 noted. You will reach the lake. The return down the Kinsman Ridge Trail to connect with the Lonesome Lake trail is not for those who don’t posses sure footing, strength and flexibility. From there on in, it’s not bad. Parking and Trail Access. Cannon Trail. Some fun scrambles, and not for the beginners. We will hike by the lake then continue on to the junction with the Kinsman Ridge Trail turning right here, and we will summit and enjoy the observation tower at the top. Stats Mountain: Cannon (4,100) Date:July 17, 2009 Time: 6 hours Miles: 6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,432 feet Trails: Hi Cannon Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail to Lonesome Lake Trail Attachments Environmental Document 2017031020_Notice of Public Hearing PDF 705 K Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. google_ad_type = "text_image"; Great views from the tower! It has some exposed rocky overlooks that allow you to appreciate the presidentials even before reaching the summit. Hikers can find the Kinsman Ridge Trail by going to the Southeast corner of Cannon Mountain’s tramway parking area. I will do it again. ** The trail continues again to ascend moderately affording outlook ledges of Lonesome Micro-spikes were not needed today. After getting off the highway at exit 34B I pulled into the parking lot and Cannon Mountain stood before me. Hi-Cannon Trail This steep, 2-mile trail (1950 feet of elevation gain) begins off Lonesome Lake Trail, just 0.4 miles from Lafayette Campground in Franconia Notch. Thus, the point and the park are both aptly named Hug Point. The direct route saves about half a mile over the scenic route. Hikers may also try the Hi-Cannon Trail, which provides views of Lonesome Lake along the way. This hike is a steady incline much of the whole way but nothing crazy. Reservations for day use are required. Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. tricky as there is a lot of loose gravel which can make footing difficult. The trail begins moderately, but then steeply by switchbacks. Made our own loop but it was an amazing trip. This day hike started at the Lafayette Place campground on the southbound side of I-93. There is one ladder which puts this hike on the T25 list -- the ladder isn't too bad, really. Brea Sports Park (20 acres) 3333 E. Birch Street, 714-990-7103 Features: Ball fields, walking trail… Weather conditions: Clear/Lower 70's (base) google_ad_channel ="3180589972"; Unless your dog is small enough to carry or is an avid climber (both up and down), A track has not been set for traditional skiing. It continues to ascend moderately to a lookout over Franconia Notch at So worth it. approx 1.2 miles, shortly thereafter coming to a wooden ladder that must be climbed in order to go forward. There is a view point roughly 3/4 of the way up on the left. The water/mud was up to my ankles in some spots, but it made for a fun game of “what can I step on so I don’t sink”. The trail is almost 12 miles long with 4665 ft elevation. Climbed September 21, 1996 Park at the Lafayette Campground, and climb Hi-Cannon Tr up (yellow blazed). All of the snow melted but I could definitely see some areas being dangerous with snow and ice. It has some exposed rocky overlooks that allow you to appreciate the presidentials even before reaching the summit. At once intimate and inspirational, the namesake feature of Cannon Trail is a 1,100 foot long corridor consisting of xeriscaped Colorado native and … Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. //-->. The campground trading post offers sundry hiking supplies and has hot showers for 25 cents. Known for its relentless grades, the trail climbs just under 2000 feet in a mile and a half. Great Views of Northern Presidentials. The trail is almost parallel to the Cannon Aerial Tram. The views from the Cannon communication tower are stunning. The remainder of the trail is level The ladder part was cool. The Lonesome Lake Trail is the main route to the AMC Hut located just above the lake’s shore and and we followed it about half a mile to reach the Hi-Cannon Trail. I didn’t get parking do had to walk extra 2 miles. wouldn't recommend our rout to beginners but it was an awesome overnight at kinsman pond. It was too cloudy and I sat on the rock enjoying my lunch got occasional glimpse when fog covered. This took me under 4 hours to complete. past the Dodge Cutoff at 0.8 miles. Campground Parking areas. A trip to Cannon’s summit is 2.2 miles from the parking area and provides spectacular views of Franconia Notch. This beautifully designed pocket-park includes a turf area, picnic tables, and large active-play rock structures. There is an old/historic tramway that bring non-hikers to the summit.