Hike: AT Kinsman Range

Despite it being a rainy day, Jeff, John, and I headed to the Kinsman Rage to trace some White Mountain trails and to knock off a section of the AT. We dropped a car off at The Basin and then parked at the southern end of the range. Though we started the hike in the rain, it started to clear by the time we got to Lonesome Lake. The highlight of the hike was a moose that we encountered at the start of Fishin’ Jimmy trail. We waited as it completely ignored us, munching some vegetation. There was a tense moment where it looked like John’s dog, Pepper, was going to chase the moose, but did not.


  • Car spot at The Basin parking lot off I-93 in Lincoln, NH
  • Parked at Beaver Brook Trailhead off Lost River Road in North Woodstock, NH
  • Hiked Kinsman Ridge Trail over Mountain Wolf, South Kinsman and North Kinsman to intersection with Fishin’ Jimmy Trail
  • Right on Fishin’ Jimmy Trail past Lonesome Lake Hut to intersection with Cascade Brook Trail
  • Right on Cascade Brook Trail under I-93 to Franconia Notch Recreation Path
  • Left on Franconia Notch Recreation Path to parking lot


Some photos captured by John Ellingsworth


Date: 11 July 2020
Distance: 16.4 miles
Moving Time: 07:41:59
Pace: 28:10/mile
Elevation Gain: 5012′

Tracing White Mountains Trails:
Kinsman Ridge Trail
Cascade Brook Trail

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