Start your day at the famous Lincoln Woods trailhead and cross the suspension bridge over the Pemigewasset River—and start the hike! The first day will have you summiting Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Lafayette, and Mt. Garfield! Today is an incredible day of above-ridgeline hiking as over 3 miles of your time is spent on the Franconia Ridge, where you’ll enjoy 360-degree views of the entire White Mountain National Forest. Spend the night at the AMC-managed Galehead Hut, and enjoy a well-deserved hot dinner, fresh-baked dessert and a blissful sleep your body will be craving!
Distance: 16 miles / 26 km