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Franconia Notch Loop. Deserves classic status.

  • 24.5mi
  • 9,522ft
  • 6:37:05
    Moving Time
  • 16:12/mi
    Avg Pace
  • 4,605


  1. Seth A.
    Seth Acton


  2. Dave D.
    dave dunham


  3. Josh F.
    Josh Fields

    Damn, nice run!!! That's a good looking loop.

  4. Brian V.
    Brian Vitiello

    Aww, another 10K!  You are a monster dude.

  5. Jonathan M.
    Jonathan Miller

    Nice! Another one to add to my to-do list.

  6. Justin C.
    Justin Contois

    This looks awesome, Adam. Way to put a stamp on it.

  7. Jesse V.
    Jesse Veinotte

    Hell of a run!

  8. Adam W.
    Adam W.

    Thanks. The route just makes sense looking at the map. It's got easy access, water, and bail routes and it's much more consistently technical than the Pemi Loop. Bigger sustained climbs, too.

  9. Kyle L.
    Kyle Legg

    I'll definitely try this loop sometime!   Great work as always!

  10. Richard H.
    Richard Hachem

    Hey Adam, nice run! A friend pointed me to your run, because I just did almost  the same this sunday without knowing yours and in reverse. Went down at liberty instead of flume, because I was in a hurry, but flume made more sense. The loop is awesome and gives you both raw forested areas and rocky open ones on the ridge. Thought the same, deserves to be a classic! Goint up 3,300ft up Lafayette mid loop was awesome.

  11. Adam W.
    Adam W.

    Thanks, Richard. I've been working on this one for a couple years but, like you, always ended up skipping Flume when I ran out of time. I think Flume via the slide is definitely the most aesthetic route and adds a little spice. It was pretty wet when I went up, would probably be tricky to come down in those conditions.

    Another similar favorite of mine is the Crawford Notch Loop: https://www.strava.com/activities/103457019 I've been looking at returning to that one and maybe adding in the Dry River cutoff and Mount Eisenhower Trail.