Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, August 10, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Arrived at 8:55am on a Thursday. The parking lot was 70% full. Large lot, but this is a very popular hiking spot. Shuttle was waiting as I came out of the woods, so must have been running to alternative parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings on Falling Waters Trail were doable without getting wet, but you had to stop, think and plan a little. Used my poles for balance on one crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great trail for the pups if it's not a blazing hot day. Roughly 2 miles above tree line with no water or shelter from the sun. 
Bugs: None to speak of. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This hike has some of everything: beautiful woods, lovely waterfalls, alpine hiking, rocks, ridgeline and 360 degree panoramic views. Little Haystack has great views out to Flume and Liberty (hiked last week), and a fantastic ridgeline view up to Lincoln. The trail was easy to follow, but very packed for a Thursday. People everywhere. Pay attention at the top of Lafayette as there are two trails down. Make sure you're going to the right destination. Maintenance crews are working on the Old Bridlepath Trail installing marvelous stairways. Lots of backbreaking hard work. Thank you all for your efforts!! Roughly two miles out in the sun above treeline.  
Name: Hike & Bike Girl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-11 
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