Cannon Mountain Statistics

Difficulty

Easy

Elevation gain

1,244 meters

What are the activities at Cannon Mountain ?

Skiing

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Cannon Mountain?

Cannon Mountain (formerly Profile Mountain) is a 4,080-foot (1,240 m) peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It is known for both its technical rock and ice climbing on its cliff face and skiing at Cannon Mountain Ski Area. Until the formation collapsed on May 3, 2003, it was also home to the Old Man of the Mountain. Cannon has three sub-peaks with heights of 3,693, 3,700, and 3,769 feet (1,125, 1,127 and 1,148 m), collectively known as "The Cannon Balls." Geologically, it is an exfoliating granite dome. Part of the Kinsman Range, the mountain is located within Franconia Notch State Park.

Cannon Mountain is a 4,080-foot mountain in Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire. The mountain is known for its aerial tramway, which takes visitors to the summit. The tramway was built in 1938 and is the longest and highest in the eastern United States. The summit offers views of the White Mountains and the Franconia Ridge.



What are the services on site?

No information available


Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
44.1564536 -71.6984172

What are the coordinates and address of Cannon Mountain?

Cannon Mountain
Cannon Mountain, Franconia, NH 03580, USA

What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Jarred Ellisor
Jarred Ellisor
After a horrible experience on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, I was headed home feeling sad. I took a chance and pulled off at the Cannon Mountain Tram. I am SO GLAD I did!! A lovely and inexpensive ride to the top of the mountain. Very smooth and fantastic views. It was a bit late in the day, so I couldn't stay long…but did the quarter mile Ridge Trail (twice). I noticed there were other trails as well. Will skip the Cog and arrive earlier next time to explore the trail system. Was great to walk around and it was just beautiful. Thanks!!
5 years ago
Anna Lopez
Anna Lopez
Cet endroit est probablement le meilleur endroit où aller en été. Des trams bon marché qui vous offrent des vues inestimables, des sentiers de randonnée qui s'étendent sur des kilomètres, un lac naturel qui reste TOUJOURS froid toute l'année (pour les chaudes journées d'été), une base qui n'est jamais bondée, le tout situé à côté de l'une des plus belles villes du New Hampshire. Si vous êtes à la recherche d'une escapade rapide le temps d'un week-end, faites-en votre premier choix. Traduit avec www.DeepL.com/Translator (version gratuite)
5 years ago
Anna Lopez
Anna Lopez
This place is probably the best summer place to go to. Cheap tram rides that give you priceless views, hiking trails that extend for miles, a natural lake that ALWAYS stays cold year round, ( for the hot summer days ), a base area that's never crowded, all located next to one of the most beautiful towns of New Hampshire. If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway, make this your #1 location.
5 years ago
Wiley Fausto
Wiley Fausto
Well worth the visit! Breathtakingly gorgeous views, great trails and even a place to sit and have a drink or bite to eat before heading back down.
5 years ago

Starting Point

The start of the trails at the Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire can be accessed from the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway.

Why visit Cannon Mountain

The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway in New Hampshire is a great place to visit for a number of reasons. Firstly, the views from the top of the mountain are absolutely stunning, and it's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Secondly, the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway is one of the oldest aerial tramways in the United States, so it's a great place to learn about history. Finally, the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway is also a great place for outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing.

Is Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire a good place for the whole family?

Cannon Mountain is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including hiking, biking, skiing, and snowboarding.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire include hiking, skiing, and sightseeing. Some of the best hikes in the area include the Kinsman Ridge Trail, the Franconia Ridge Trail, and the Falling Waters Trail. The ski resort offers downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Sightseers can visit Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeast, or drive along the scenic Kancamagus Highway.

-Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway: Ride the tram to the summit of Cannon Mountain for stunning views of Franconia Notch and the surrounding mountains.

-Cannon Mountain Summit Loop: A moderate hike that takes you on a loop around the summit of Cannon Mountain.

-Cannon Mountain Ski Area: Cannon Mountain is a great place to ski and snowboard in the winter.

-Franconia Notch State Park: Explore the park's many hiking trails, including the popular Flume Gorge Trail.

Where to eat?

1. The Summit House Restaurant - located on the summit of Cannon Mountain, this restaurant offers stunning views of Franconia Notch and the surrounding mountains. The Summit House is open for lunch and dinner, and features a variety of New England-inspired dishes.

2. The Profile View Restaurant - also located on Cannon Mountain, the Profile View Restaurant is known for its delicious burgers and sandwiches. This restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat while enjoying the incredible views of the White Mountains.

3. The Flume Gorge Dining Room - located in the Flume Gorge Visitor Center, this dining room offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, and desserts. The Flume Gorge Dining Room is the perfect place to stop for a quick snack or meal while exploring the beautiful Flume Gorge.

4. The Old Man of the Mountain Deli - located at the base of the Old Man of the Mountain, this deli offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, and desserts. The Old Man of the Mountain Deli is the perfect place to stop for a quick snack or meal while exploring the beautiful Old Man of the Mountain site.

5. The Basin Cafe - located in Lincoln, New Hampshire, the Basin Cafe is a family-owned and operated cafe that offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items. The Basin Cafe is the perfect place to stop for a quick breakfast or lunch while exploring the beautiful Lincoln area.




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Cannon Mountain ?

Easy

What is the elevation of Cannon Mountain?

1244.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No