beautiful trail in winter. It is a nice trail which had some ice at the top and some travellers wished they had spikes, but I bet it all melted by now. We'll start at Lafayette Campground and hike 1.5 mile to the Lonesome Lake Hut. North Kinsman via Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Tr... Dec. 18, 2020 Chris. Swam on the way back from the hike. And one thing is clear: it's a better route than the standard Fishin' Jimmy/Lonesome Lake loop. Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Sno... North Kinsman, South Kinsman If we're feeling good and time allows, we'll continue another mile to the summit of South Kinsman where we can get a great view of Franconia Notch. Took a group of teen and younger kids. The climb up to North Kinsman’s summit is fairly steep and grueling but short. Hard for a newer hiker. The name is confusing as the real Kinsman Pond Trail is located to the south. by 12:50, keep going on the Cascade Brook Trail to Lonesome Lake, and either spend time swimming there, and visiting the hut, or perhaps hike instead up the Lonesome Lake Trail to the Kinsman Ridge, before proceeding down as before. The Appalachian Trail runs along Kinsman Ridge over Mt. The incline gets very heavy quickly but it is worth it for the beautiful view of the lake and the peaceful quiet you receive. Elevation: North Kinsman 4,293 feet and South Kinsman 4,358 feet Difficulty: Strenuous Summited: May 11, 2012 Estimated Time: 6 hr 49 min Actual Time: 7 hr 41 min Estimated Distance: 10.05 miles Actual Distance: 10.12 miles Trailhead: 44o 08’31”N 071o 41’02”W Lonesome Lake Trailhead Our… From here, I headed over North and South Kinsman. Made it to Kinsman Ridge! Join us on an 8 mile (3,500ft elevation gain) hike to the summit of North Kinsman. cannon mountain hike . Great views going up and at the top of cannon. Made it to Kinsman Ridge! Summit to bottom: left at 2:10, stopped for a bit at north to take pictures as it had cleared a bit and finished at 6:07. Last hiked in 1990. North & South Kinsmans via Lonesome Lake & Fishin Jimmy Trails ... Back at North Kinsman I decided to hit up the short bush whack to a ledge with vistas of Kinsman Pond. The view from the lookout on North Kinsman was the highlight of the trip. It was a welcome sight. July 7, 2015. The initial 1.1 mile section was hard packed and easy to bare-boot. North Kinsman, NH: Trails: Via : Lonesome Lake Trail - Cascade Brook Trail - Fishing Jimmy Trail - Kinsman Ridge Trail: Date of Hike: Monday, December 7, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: Lafayette campground access is open but not cleanly plowed : Surface Conditions: Great view of Franconia Ridge, Cannon Mountain, and Lonesome Lake… Moderate when compared to falling water across the highway. The AMC’s Hiker Shuttle stops at the Lafayette Pla… 0.03 mi 1 min 0 ft on Lonesome Lake Trail 0.03 mi 1 min 0 ft This yellow-blazed trail begins on the west side of the Franconia Notch Parkway, and runs past Lonesome Lake to the Kinsman Ridge Trail at Coppermine Col. (Crossed North Kinsman again at 1245.) The trail reaches a low point at 3288 feet before continuing up a very steep grade until merging with the Lonesome Lake Trail at 3,750 feet. Jan 07 | Trip Report: Finding Fog on North and South Kinsman by: proteanwanderer_zznzkw / proteanwanderer. The trail up to Lonesome Lake is great. Distance: Approximately 2.6 miles from Lonesome Lake Hut Kinsman Main Page Basin-Cascade Trail Kinsman Pond Trail Kinsman Ridge and Lonesome Lake The Basin. Not bad for a Friday. Reservations for day use are required. It's a moderate first few miles with a steady slope to the top. We will hike up Lonesome Lake Trail until it reaches Kinsman Ridge Trail. Did this last week. Our plan was to hike to the summit of Mt. Fishing Jimmy Trail Easily the most popular route, part of the Appalachian Trail, and very steep in places. Trail had some wet spots but was a great time. The climb up to North Kinsman’s summit is fairly steep and grueling but short. there is also a fair amount of up and down on this trail making it pretty strenuous after a long day of hiking. Not to be missed. Dogs are also able to use this trail. ... Lonesome Lake is a remote water source located at 2700 feet adjacent to the Kinsman’s. Finally saw footsteeps that crossed the brook. Round Trip: 10.8 miles, 11 hours exactly! Via Lonesome Lake, Fishin’ Jimmy, Kinsman Ridge, and Hi-Cannon trails. Special Equipment Required: Snowshoes. Parked in the Lafayette camp ground was easy on a Wednesday morning. Hard hike, but they enjoyed it. Then we will follow Kinsman Ridge Trail to the observation tower at the summit of Cannon Mtn. Snow depths varied from 2-3 feet leading up to and across the Kinsman Ridge Trail to the summit. This is a difficult loop trail to North Kinsman in Franconia Notch State Park. So far I’ve hiked 5 out of 48. Great way to bag both N. and S. Kinsman peaks. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail. The AMC’s Lonesome Lake Hut, which overlooks Lonesome Lake and is within three miles of the North Kinsman summit, is open from mid-June to early September, offering meals and overnight accommodations. Meet: Lonesome Lake Hut. Beautiful Lonesome Lake. Please consult the park website. The AMC’s Lonesome Lake Hut, which overlooks Lonesome Lake and is within three miles of the North Kinsman summit, is open from mid-June to early September, offering meals and overnight accommodations. Kinsman (North) via the Lonesome Lake, Fishin' Jimmy, and Kinsman Ridge trail, continue for an out-and-back over to the summit of Mt. The actual summit isn’t very rewarding, however there is a great outlook just a few steps away. After that, there are two more pushes up. I have to say that the trail crew has done a good job with the log bridging over the mud, but I would never recommend this trail to anyone. The Appalachian Trail runs along Kinsman Ridge over Mt. Hikers will also see one of the AMC’s Huts on the shore of Lonesome Lake that serves as lodging for Appalachian Trail through-hikers and weekend hikers alike. The cannonballs to Kinsman Pond were tougher than I would’ve though. ... Kinsman Pond via the Jimmy Fishing Trail/AT headed South. Our Route: Lonesome Lake Trail to Cascade Brook Trail to Kinsman Pond Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail. It links Lonesome Lake to Kinsman Pond (4,000 ft), and ascends 1,000 ft. in the last mile, my definition of steep. Meanwhile, the ridge continues over the “Cannonballs” and finally ends on Cannon Mountain. Got to cross two more peaks off my NH 4000-footers list. The hut provides a great place to make gear changes if necessary. Approx 8.5 miles, 4,250′ total elevation gain. The Basin exit is 2.1 miles north of exit 34A and 3.4 miles south of Exit 34B. 2+ hours to come down the 2.3 miles. January 2021 0 0 Then there was a monrail that was easy to walk on. Available stops include the summit canteen (if open), AMC Lonesome Lake hut, and Old Man of the Mountain viewing area. If you know the name of this ledge I’d be much obliged. The total distance for our route was 10 miles, with 3,900 feet of elevation gain. Getting Started I stayed here for an hour or two chatting with two caretakers and a couple through-hiking headed South. The total distance for our route was 10 miles, with 3,900 feet of elevation gain. Lonesome Lake via Cascade Brook Trail Length: 6.1 mile loop Difficulty (click for info): Moderate Elevation Gain: 1200 feet Rating (click for info): 9/10 Elevation: 2740' Driving Directions: Trailhead and parking area are at The Basin, off Rt. The 0.4 mi along the ridge to the north summit was no joke! North and South Kinsman via Lonesome Lake, Fishin' Jimmy and Kinsman Ridge trails. Kinsman Main Page Basin-Cascade Trail Kinsman Pond Trail Kinsman Ridge and Lonesome Lake The Basin. The only issue I had was there is a serious wooden ladder that I had to carry my small dog up and then had to bushwhack ledges to get my medium dog up. 93. Plus modéré par moment que difficile. Overall a very beautiful trail. Lonesome Lake Lonesome Lake Trail. The crowds weren't as bad as I had expected -- I had no problems parking at 10 AM, and though I had a family with two charming kids keeping me company up the Lonesome Lake trail, the rest of the hike up was relatively solitary. Join us on an 8 mile (3,500ft elevation gain) hike to the summit of North Kinsman. by 12:50, keep going on the Cascade Brook Trail to Lonesome Lake, and either spend time swimming there, and visiting the hut, or perhaps hike instead up the Lonesome Lake Trail to the Kinsman Ridge, before proceeding down as before. I once saw a cool cat mating with a blue goose. Comments: Departed Lafayette Campground at 12:00PM this afternoon and followed the Lonesome Lake Trail up to Lonesome Lake. The summit cairn is on the side of a huge rock that is the high point but that is surrounded by trees. When I used to guide this trip--from Lonesome to Greenleaf via the ridge on a hot July day--I would try to do exactly what these two hikers were planning, but not without some near misses. The trail to the right is a tad longer, but provides a more intimate look at the lake and a better view of Mount Lafayette and other mountain peaks of the Franconia Range towering in the distance. Lots of stairs and steep sections going down Fishing Jimmy’s trail. Trail Conditions: Unbroken snow. ... North Kinsman, South Kinsman via Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Tr... Dec. 12, 2020 Jackie. snow was well packed on 13 jan 2019. The AMC’s Eliza Brook Shelter is located on the Kinsman Ridge Trail, 3.4 miles south of North Kinsman’s summit. Cannon Mountain. Loved this hike. Wolf, South and North Kinsman (both 4000-footers), and then descends down to Lonesome Lake. The hut provides a great place to make gear changes if necessary. Our route approached the peaks from the east, up to the Lonesome Lake Hut, before climbing to Kinsman Pond, North Kinsman, and the South Kinsman. North Kinsman via Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Tr... Dec. 18, 2020 Chris. Distance: Approximately 2.6 miles from Lonesome Lake Hut This is a difficult loop trail to North Kinsman in Franconia Notch State Park. even though it was winter I could tell that the trail seems to follow a brook for quite a ways. The hut provides a great place to make gear changes if necessary. Kinsman (South), then head the opposite direction on the Kinsman Ridge trail over the Cannonballs to the summit of Cannon Mt. North Kinsman, South Kinsman via Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Tr... Dec. 19, 2020 Roger Turgeon. Lonesome Lake Trail. This trail goes by Cannon Mountain, Coppermine Col, Northeast Cannon Ball, The Cannon Balls, South Peak Kinsman Mountain, Kinsman Pond Tentsite, Lonesome Lake Hut, and Lonesome Lake. Jan 07 | Trip Report: Finding Fog on North and South Kinsman by: proteanwanderer_zznzkw / proteanwanderer. ... View from North Kinsman (it was a bit cloudy and very humid, so the visibility wasn’t great). The trail to the right is a tad longer, but provides a more intimate look at the lake and a better view of Mount Lafayette and other mountain peaks of the Franconia Range towering in the distance. At the 5.7 mile marker and 2 Hours 53 Minutes into this trip, I popped out at the summit of North Kinsman. Depending on time/conditions we may add an extra mile to the summit of South Kinsman. Trailhead: 0745. It's been a few years since I've hiked the Kinsmans from the Mount Kinsman Trail. The climb up to the summit of North Kinsman Peak was big deal. The goal is to have fun and to get some experience in winter conditions. This junction is 3 miles and three Cannonballs away from the summit of North Kinsman. After 2 miles Lonesome Lake came into view through the trees. If you have not made it to the Kinsman Pond Tr. Jan 07 | North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH via Mt Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail seems a lot longer than 2 miles when you've already hiked 7 haha. 19. Stay away from this trail. Snow - Packed Powder/Loose G... North Kinsman, South Kinsman via Mt. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook. The Kinsman Ridge Trail continues through more wooded areas and traverses across the Cannon Balls toward Cannon Mountain. Got a platform no problem at 1400. We were all from different places (New Hampshire, Georgia, Connecticut, and California), so the conversation was lively. Dec. 16, 2020 Heat Lightning. Then we'll turn around and head back to the Hut before returning to the trailhead. South Kinsman summit: 1215. Man was that a steep climb/scramble after 3.7 mi of hiking already under my belt. North and South Kinsman via Lonesome Lake, Fishing Jimmy, Kinsman Ridge … Beaucoup de points d'eau. This beautiful area is also home to AMC run Lonesome Lake Hut. Kinsman Pond via Lonesome Lake and Fishing Jimmy Trail is a 9.8 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Kinsman pond is really beautiful. Great trail to some beautiful lakes/ponds. We did not wear spikes but the trail could be done by and experience hiker without them. Nous avons fait la grande boucle via kinsman bridge. Our route approached the peaks from the east, up to the Lonesome Lake Hut, before climbing to Kinsman Pond, North Kinsman, and the South Kinsman. At the 5.7 mile marker and 2 Hours 53 Minutes into this trip, I popped out at the summit of North Kinsman. The summits along the ridge offer some views, but the elevation leaves you mostly in the trees. Within 4/10th’s of a mile we made it to the top. North and South Kinsman via Lonesome Lake, Fishing Jimmy, Kinsman Ridge Tr. Then we'll continue 2.5 miles farther to the summit of North Kinsman. I wondered around a little looking for a blue mark on a tree. We'll start at Lafayette Campground and hike 1.5 mile to the Lonesome Lake Hut. Jan 08 | North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Cannon, NH via lonesome lake, fishin jimmy, kinsman ridge, hi-cannon by: Cone Demon / newenglandtrailconditions. Parking area, Layfayette Campground - 1,780' Lonesome Lake Hut - 1.2 miles - 2,780' Kinsman Pond Shelter - 3.1 miles - 3,740' Lonesome Lake Hut. Kinsman Pond Campsite is located on Kinsman Pond near Kinsman Junction, .6 miles north of North Kinsman’s summit. Kinsman Pond Shelter - 2.0 miles (via Fishin' Jimmy Trail) Cannon Mountain - 2.1 miles (via Around-The-Lake Trail, Lonesome Lake Trail & Kinsman Ridge Trail) North Kinsman Mountain - 2.6 miles (via Fishin' Jimmy Trail & Kinsman Ridge Trail) South Kinsman Mountain - 3.5 miles (via Fishin' Jimmy Trail & Kinsman Ridge Trail) There are two main ways to hike up the Kinsmans, one of of 93, where hikers start at Lafayette campground, and the other off of Route 116 from the west. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Kinsman Pond via Lonesome Lake and Fishing Jimmy Trail is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as difficult. This trail is relatively easy, some steep areas with no stream crossings or scrambling. The summit on North Kinsman isn’t marked and it’s easy to miss. If you have not made it to the Kinsman Pond Tr. Great hike to get practice camping for future hikes. The Basin exit is 2.1 miles north of exit 34A and 3.4 miles south of Exit 34B. Snow on the second half of the trail in may! Unique hike. North and South Kinsman via Lonesome Lake, Fishin' Jimmy and Kinsman … Stayed in lean-to at top. North, South Kinsman and Bald Peak via Kinsman Mountain Trail. This day hike involved taking the Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail and Kinsman Ridge Trail to North Kinsman peak and and returning via the same route. 93 in Lincoln, NH. If he was any bigger I wouldn’t been able to get him up there. North and South Kinsman, August 31, 2003 On Labor Day weekend, I did a solo trip up to North and South Kinsman, via Lonesome Lake and Fishin' Jimmy. Definitely would do it again. I began my hike passing by the tourist trap known as The Basin. Jan 07 | North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH via Mt Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail There was no snow until just before Lonesome Lake. “I have one left. From any direction head toward Franconia Notch State Park - Rte. I got to say the one thing that every hiker, who is working on the 48, longs to say. A moderate to hard trail. This day hike started at the Layfayette Campground off of Interstate 93 / Franconia Notch Parkway in Lincolb, New Hampshire. Beautiful views from the top of N. Kinsman. 93. The trip is 8.2 miles with 2493 ft of elevation gain via the Fishin' Jimmy Trail. I began my hike passing by the tourist trap known as The Basin. Meet: Lonesome Lake Hut. Lonesome Lake is a remote water source located at 2700 feet adjacent to the Kinsman’s. When: 8:15 a.m. on September 14, 2019, time to hike to summit is 2 1/2 – 3 hours based on everyone’s unique speed (I’m not quick and like to stop and look) Route: Fishin’ Jimmy Trail; Kinsman Junction ; Kinsman Ridge to North Summit. Jan 08 | North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Cannon, NH via lonesome lake, fishin jimmy, kinsman ridge, hi-cannon by: Cone Demon / newenglandtrailconditions. Cannon Mountain and North Kinsman loop via the Lonesome Lake Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail and Fishin’ Jimmy Trail; 10.4 miles (round trip); Pack the Aleve. The last push is steeper than you’d expect with some rock scramble. It follows the route of an old bridle path much of the way to Lonesome Lake… Whether or not we reach the North Kinsman summit we'll stop by the Lonesome Lake Hut and have some snacks! Dec. 16, 2020 Heat Lightning. Meanwhile, the ridge continues over the “Cannonballs” and finally ends on Cannon Mountain. Canadian Administrative Law Blog. Lonesome Lake Lonesome Lake ... Kinsman Pond via the Jimmy Fishing Trail/AT headed South. By Mountain49 in forum New Hampshire Replies: 0 Last Post: 07-28-2013, 07:39 PM. cannon mountain hike . Dogs are also able to use this trail. From South Kinsman North Kinsman - 4293' The Kinsman Ridge runs along the west side of Franconia Notch all the way from Kinsman Notch in the south, over Mt Wolf, South Kinsman, North Kinsman, the Cannon Balls, and Cannon before dropping down. Thursday was cloudy and didn’t get any views on the Kinsmans. After leaving the lake, the trail quickly … Continue … https://www.nhstateparks.org/covid-19 This trail will lead you to the Hi-Cannon Trail and the Lonesome Lake Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail. By Mountain49 in forum New Hampshire Replies: 0 Last Post: 07-28-2013, 07:39 PM. Snow - Packed Powder/Loose G... North Kinsman, South Kinsman via Mt. We took a short break at the AMC Lonesome Lake Hut (2760 el) we downed some soup and cake and continued on … 19. Kinsman Pond via Lonesome Lake and Fishing Jimmy Trail. Around-Lonesome-Lake Trail (west) to Lonesome Lake Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail Distance to the AT from the shelter: 4.8 miles Access trail orientation to AT: West Distance on the AT: 1.9 miles Distance from the AT to the trailhead: 4.0 miles Egress trail orientation to AT: West Total trail distance: 10.7 milesMore trailhead info. Jan 07 | Trip Report: Finding Fog on North and South Kinsman by: proteanwanderer_zznzkw / proteanwanderer. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail. It is advisable to come in through the Lonesome Lake Trail from the Laffayette Campground parking lot so you pass by the Lonesome Lake Hut. We'll start at Lafayette Campground and hike 1.5 mile to the Lonesome Lake Hut. Bear box at cabin was nice. Depending on time/conditions we may add an extra mile to the summit of South Kinsman. And one thing is clear: it's a better route than the standard Fishin' Jimmy/Lonesome Lake loop. North Kinsman via Basin-Cascades, Kinsman Pond, Kinsman Ridge, Fishin' Jimmy, and Lonesome Lake Trails August 4, 2002 . A little while later saw a blue marker. Lonesome Lake via Cascade Brook Trail Length: 6.1 mile loop Difficulty (click for info): Moderate Elevation Gain: 1200 feet Rating (click for info): 9/10 Elevation: 2740' Driving Directions: Trailhead and parking area are at The Basin, off Rt. North Kinsman via Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin Jimmy, & Kinsman Ridge Trail 7/27/13. Car: 1730. From here, I headed over North and South Kinsman. Consistently steep sections with few plateaus. This one is taking Fishin' Jimmy trail instead. Totally worth it. After the lake, Fishing Jimmy trail is relatively flat with some rolling ups and downs for about a mile. North Kinsman via Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin Jimmy, & Kinsman Ridge Trail 7/27/13. It's been a few years since I've hiked the Kinsmans from the Mount Kinsman Trail. The AMC’s Eliza Brook Shelter is located on the Kinsman Ridge Trail, 3.4 miles south of North Kinsman’s summit. Posted by 4 years ago. Join us on an 8 mile (3,500ft elevation gain) hike to the summit of North Kinsman. Getting Started I would not recommend doing this hike on a rainy day. Weather was nice. North Kinsman via Basin-Cascades, Kinsman Pond, Kinsman Ridge, Fishin' Jimmy, and Lonesome Lake Trails August 4, 2002 . Came down from Kinsman pond - terrible trail - almost 1.5 miles of it directly in the watercourse, gingerly stepping from one moss covered rock to the next. The trail reaches a low point at 3288 feet before continuing up a very steep grade until merging with the Lonesome Lake Trail at 3,750 feet. 16. This is the most common route up to North and South Kinsman. Wolf, South and North Kinsman (both 4000-footers), and then descends down to Lonesome Lake. I have never been in a more quiet place before in my life. Most scrambling had ladders built into the rock or steps. From the parking lot, the Lonesome Lake Trail crosses a bridge and heads through the campground, crossing several campground roads. This was the best spot for views of the trip. From the parking lot we took the Lonesome Lake Trail up to Lonesome Lake and then the Cascade Brook Trail around the east and south sides of the lake to the Lonesome Lake AMC hut.From the hut we took the Fishin' Jimmy Trail up to Kinsman Pond and then the Kinsman … We hiked on December 14th and the trail was very icy. Close. The lonesome lake trailhead is located at Lafayette Campground just off of I-93, you can park on either side of the highway to access. Moderate to Difficult climb in sections but rewards are views and wildlife. But still a blast- great waterfalls and swimming holes, moss galore! The trail map below shows how to get to the summit of North and South Kinsman Mountains.. Canadian Administrative Law Blog. At some point I lost the trail near a brook. Jan 07 | North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH via Mt Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail Archived. The climb up to the summit of North Kinsman Peak was big deal. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Sno... North Kinsman, South Kinsman Going up counter clockwise to cannon was steep almost immediately but very doable. 93 in Lincoln, NH. The Kinsman Ridge Trail continues through more wooded areas and traverses across the Cannon Balls toward Cannon Mountain. After leaving the lake, the trail quickly became drifted in, and then unbroken entirely. Notable, sustained winds persisted throughout the hike, so anyone attempting Cannon over the next few days should expect similar conditions, with additional heavy drifting possible. North Kinsman summit: 1145. The Lonesome Lake Trail is a very popular trail, judging by the number of people climbing up and down. We started from the Lafayette Campground up the Lonesome Lake Trail. 2. Kinsman Pond Shelter is located just off of Kinsman Ridge trail via a short spur trail. The from the trailhead, hikers will reach Lonesome Lake in 1.2 miles, and the Lonesome Lake AMC hut is 1.5 miles from the trailhead. Excellent avec deux chiens. This trail goes by Cannon Mountain, Coppermine Col, Northeast Cannon Ball, The Cannon Balls, South Peak Kinsman Mountain, Kinsman Pond Tentsite, Lonesome Lake Hut, and Lonesome Lake. Cannon Mountain summit: 1545. The summit cairn is on the side of a huge rock that is the high point but that is surrounded by trees. Back via Kinsman Ridge Trail to Fishin' Jimmy and Lonesome Lake Trail. The trail starts at the Lafayette Campground and proceeds up to about 0.4 miles to the point where the Hi-Cannon Trail goes off to the right, then another 0.8 miles to Lonesome Lake. When: 8:15 a.m. on September 14, 2019, time to hike to summit is 2 1/2 – 3 hours based on everyone’s unique speed (I’m not quick and like to stop and look) Route: Fishin’ Jimmy Trail; Kinsman Junction ; Kinsman Ridge to North Summit. Would definitely recommend Kinsman Pond Trail,Fishin Jimmy trail is a real steep ascent but still a great hike.Joe the caretaker at Kinsman Pond Shelter is the best.Will over-night here again. There were a couple of small climbs but nothing really steep. From there we headed north on the Fishin Jimmy Trail, which actually heads south towards Georgia on the AT. I did Cannon first so I descended on the Cannon Balls. North, South Kinsman and Bald Peak via Kinsman Mountain Trail. Depending on time/conditions we may add an extra mile to the summit of South Kinsman. There were a couple of small climbs but nothing really steep. That one.” The highlights of the route taken are Lonesome Lake, Kinsman Pond, and the view from the ledge on the summit of North Kinsman. The views were amazing and I would highly recommend! Hikers will also see one of the AMC’s Huts on the shore of Lonesome Lake that serves as lodging for Appalachian Trail through-hikers and weekend hikers alike. I used this trail to descend from Kinsman Ridge after bagging Cannon the Cannonballs and both Kinsman summits. Once I hit Kinsman Ridge there was snow here and there but easily walked on. Cannon Mountain and North Kinsman loop via the Lonesome Lake Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail and Fishin’ Jimmy Trail; 10.4 miles (round trip); Pack the Aleve. North and South Kinsman, August 31, 2003 On Labor Day weekend, I did a solo trip up to North and South Kinsman, via Lonesome Lake and Fishin' Jimmy. This trail will lead you to the Hi-Cannon Trail and the Lonesome Lake Trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail. Best access is from the Laffayette Campground on Rte. Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 22th 2019. From the Tramway parking area, via the Kinsman Ridge Trail, Lonesome Lake Trail, Around Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Pemi Trail. North Kinsman, NH: Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail: Date of Hike: Friday, December 18, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: At 8am, Lafayette Place east lot was kind of half plowed from the snow yesterday (~10 cars could park in a line). This trail started out easy and got progressively more difficult, going nearly vertical toward the end. 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