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 Shuttle

Catch a ride up

Hop on a bike and explore the scenic wonders of Franconia Notch. Our shuttle will drop you off 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.

Shuttle Times:

Operates Saturdays & Sundays | July 2 – September 5, 2022

Departs Loon: 10:30AM & 12:30PM
Check In: 30 minutes prior to departure time

Shuttle space is limited and must be reserved in advance.

  • Reserve a Standard Bike online and pick it up here at Loon before the shuttle departs. Purchasing a Shuttle ride does not include a rental bike. Rental bikes must be purchased separately.

  • The Franconia Notch Bike Ride is a moderately challenging, 14-mile journey. The first half of the ride follows the Franconia Notch Bike Path. The path travels mostly downhill, with several short climbs. The second half of the route follows roads back into downtown Lincoln. Riders can follow a paved bike path the final mile back to Loon. Over 14 miles, the ride descends 1,562 feet and ascends 915 feet.

  • Most people will finish the ride in approximately 90 minutes. However, we recommend you allow ample time to stop and enjoy the scenery along the way.

  • Food options in Franconia Notch are limited. Packing snacks and a water bottle is recommended.

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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