Little Haystack Mountain (New Hampshire)

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Little Haystack Mountain
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The Franconia Ridge as seen from Mount Lincoln looking south. Little Haystack is visible down the ridge; Mount Liberty and Mount Flume are visible behind the ridge line.
Highest point
Elevation4760+ ft (1451+ m) [1]
Prominenceless than 80 feet (24 m) [1]
Coordinates44°08′26″N 71°38′41″W / 44.1406209°N 71.6448044°W / 44.1406209; -71.6448044Coordinates: 44°08′26″N 71°38′41″W / 44.1406209°N 71.6448044°W / 44.1406209; -71.6448044[2]
LocationGrafton County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Parent rangeFranconia Range
Topo mapUSGS Franconia
Easiest routeTrail hike

Little Haystack Mountain is a peak on the Franconia Range of the White Mountains located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is flanked to the north by Mount Lincoln and to the southwest by Mount Liberty.

The Appalachian Trail, a 2,170-mile (3,490 km) National Scenic Trail from Georgia to Maine, traverses Franconia Ridge, including Little Haystack.

Although well over 4,000 feet (1,200 m) in height, the Appalachian Mountain Club doesn't consider Little Haystack a "four-thousand footer" because it stands less than 200 ft (61 m) above the col on the ridge from Lincoln.

The Falling Waters Trail is the most popular route up Little Haystack Mountain, leading 2.8 miles (4.5 km) from U.S. Route 3 to the summit on the crest of Franconia Ridge.[3] One of the most popular hikes in the Northeastern United States is to traverse the summits of Little Haystack, Lincoln, and Lafayette in a 9-mile (14 km) loop.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Little Haystack, New Hampshire". Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  2. ^ "Little Haystack Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  3. ^ "Little Haystack Mountain summit hike via Falling Waters Trail". Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  4. ^ "Franconia Ridge Loop | The Perfect White Mountains Hike - New England Today". Retrieved 2018-04-04.