Local Rides
Best Places to Ride Around Loon Mountain

Local Rides

Best Places to Ride Around Loon Mountain

Explore the White Mountains on two wheels. Adventure along a scenic network of paved and cross-country trails that wind along the banks of the Pemigewasset River and through picturesque hemlock and pine forests.

With rides accessible for every family member, there are plenty of ways to get out there and enjoy the forest and the town of Lincoln.

Looking to go the extra mile? Rent an e-bike. Equipped with Hybrid Cycling Technology, e-bikes deliver a smooth and instantaneous boost that blends seamlessly with your own pedaling power – making any ride along the network of bike paths a breeze.

Franconia Notch Ride

Hop on a bike and explore the scenic wonders of Franconia Notch. Park your vehicle at the northern end of the Franconia Notch Bike Path. From there, you’ll begin a 14-mile journey back to Loon.

Along the way, you'll pass clear glacial lakes, sheer thousand-foot cliffs, and stunning waterfalls. Stop at the Old Man Historic Site to learn about the former landmark. Gaze up at the Cannon Cliffs. Carry on past Lafayette Place to the Basin to admire the naturally-formed cascades and pool.

Franconia Notch Bike Ride Video showing the Franconia Notch bike path

Lincoln Woods Trail

The Lincoln Woods Trail runs along an old logging railroad on the west side of the Pemigewasset River. 

Rated a blue square trail by Trailforks.com, the Lincoln Woods Trail is 2.8 miles in length. This trail is accessed at the Lincoln Woods trailhead, approximately 4.2 miles east of Loon Mountain. To ride from Loon to the Lincoln Woods trailhead, turn right as you exit Loon, and follow Rte. 112 east. Lincoln Woods trailhead is on your left.

Please Note: e-Bikes are not allowed on the Lincoln Woods Trail.

Lincoln Loop

Follow the Pemigewasset River along this paved, family-friendly bike path. Bike the two miles to downtown Lincoln to explore local shops and restaurants. To reach the path, cross the bridge at the resort's main entrance and take a left at the train. For an added boost, rent an e-Bike - it will make the return trip a breeze!

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