addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1linklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Hike: Basin & Cascades Loop with a stop at Lonesome Lake. (Beg Level 3)

Hike: Basin & Cascades Loop with a stop at Lonesome Lake.

The Waterfalls should be very exciting with all the rain!!!

Rating:  (Beg Level 3)


4 miles of hiking along cascading waterfalls and mountain stream.

Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft

Falls on the Basin-Cascades Trail


The Plan:

Meet in Lafayette Place Campground drop as many cars as possible and ride down to the trail head at the basin. Start our hike up from there. Spend some time at the basin and hike up the Cascade Brook Trail for 2.4 miles to the Lonesome Lake Hut. Eat lunch at the hut.. I think they serve food.. Not sure? I am a bag lunch person. Spend a hour there and then hike down returning on Lonesome Lake Trail. For 1.5 miles This down trail is well groomed and easy descent trail.


Meeting Place:

Lafayette Place Campground which is on the south bound side of the I-93 just south of Cannon Mountain inside the Franconia State Park Area.



Additional Trip Planning & Research:

I did my research using the Appalachian Mountain Club's "White Mountain Guide", trail maps, and the Internet. You need to become self-reliant by becoming familiar with the route, terrain, and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.

Map #  4


Waiver:  Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!

Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. You should always, seek your own additional resources of information for any Meetup.  You as an active member! Perhaps? lacking any of the following, experienced knowledge, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious. We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.

When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be?

If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned.  Stepping out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..

It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….

That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers…



Join or login to comment.

  • Jay B.

    Very Exciting!!! River was swollen and cascading waterfalls where everywhere.. On top of a strolling type hike stayed dry all day...

    May 29, 2013

  • Kristie W.

    Great hike! Bridge was out, so a little bush whacking was necessary with some adventure!

    May 26, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Running couple min late folks

    May 25, 2013

  • Catherine A.

    I think I'm going to back out of this one and save my knee for Monday - I never miss the alpine bloom - call me if you want to stop in the museum headed south

    May 24, 2013

3 went

Our Sponsors

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy