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“Alpine Hike”
Review of Mount Lafayette

Mount Lafayette
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The best hikes in the White Mountains are those that go above the treeline. I came up from Galehead Hut, but you could make a long day hike out of it. From the direction I came, there were about eight (very convincing) false summits, so be prepared for that. However, the views on all of these are superb, and once you reach the summit, you will not want to leave.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Great hike and a nice Blondie at Greenleaf Hut. Great views and company. After all the crazy rain surprising how good the trails were. Got your feet wet on Falling Waters river crossings and that was it.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Hiked up Mount Lafayette via the Old Bridle Path to the Greenleaf Hut (3.1 miles in 1hr 40min) then the Greenleaf Trail to Lafayette summit (1.1 miles). Both trails are in good conditions. All snowpack has melted. Terrific view from the top and above tree line. Greenleaf Hut was cooking up soup and homemade bread during lunchtime which was delicious during this hike.
FYI...this is one of the most popular hikes in the White Mountains due to the ease of access off I-93. Parking lots are very crowded during the weekends. Don't be surprised if you have to park off the shoulder of I-93/Franconia Notch Parkway. Volunteers may be on hand to help direct traffic. Enjoy!

1  Thank JNFII
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We made the hike during peak season in October on a warm Saturday morning. Needless to say it was packed. The parking lot was full at 8:15 and we had to park on the side of the highway.

This is a real hike! You will have to make multiple crossing over streams, climb boulders and be prepared for big swings in temperatures. My wife and i are in pretty good shape and run 20 miles a week it took us 7 hours to complete the circuit. This hike is probably not appropriate for most children under 10.

We hiked up the falling waters trail and down the old bridle path. In the beginning the trail was very crowded and many people were not dressed appropriately. After the first 30 mins the crowd thinned out and we were able to hike at our own pace.

It was nice to have the fulling operational hut available on the way down (4.5 hours into the hike). on the way down it was very crowded. All of the hikers got bottleneck shortly after the hut and were stuck in a slow moving group of about 60 people for an hour. the path is very narrow so you can't pass and there are other hiker trying to come up as well.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Plan a full day. Keep an eye on the weather. This hike offers fantastic views and a challenge. Bring water, food, and extra layers. You get warm climbing up but then the top can be chilly. Very exposed on top. Will do again.

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