Mount Liberty

Lincoln, New Hampshire
Mount Liberty in the White Mountains of New Hampshire rises proudly to an elevation of 4,459 feet, claiming its place among iconic NH peaks.
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Nestled within the breathtaking expanse of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, Mount Liberty rises proudly to an elevation of 4,459 feet, claiming its place among the iconic peaks of the region. This majestic mountain, surrounded by the grandeur of nature, offers an awe-inspiring adventure for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Bordered by Mount Lafayette to the north and Mount Flume to the south, Mount Liberty stands as the 18th tallest mountain in the state and the 20th tallest in all of New England. As part of the Franconia Ridge, the second-highest mountain range in the White Mountains, Mount Liberty contributes to the rugged beauty of the Franconia Range, home to six mountains, with four of them earning the coveted designation of “four-thousand footers.”

Despite being the second shortest in the Franconia Range, Mount Liberty commands attention with its clean prominence of 379 feet. The summit rewards hikers with breathtaking 360-degree views, offering a sweeping panorama of the White Mountains and beyond. The beauty and splendor from this vantage point are nothing short of magnificent.

For those seeking to conquer the heights of Mount Liberty, the most popular trail is the Mount Liberty via Liberty Spring Trail. This challenging out-and-back trail spans 7.1 miles, featuring an elevation gain of 3,182 feet. Rated as hard, it promises a rewarding experience for seasoned hikers. Open year-round, the trail invites adventurers to witness the changing seasons, from vibrant blooms to winter’s serene beauty. Dogs are welcomed on the trail but must be leashed, ensuring a harmonious coexistence with the pristine surroundings.

The Liberty Springs Trailhead Parking Lot, located just off the Daniel Webster Highway, serves as the gateway to Mount Liberty. With nearly 100 parking spots available, it caters to the influx of outdoor enthusiasts eager to explore the trails. A $5 parking fee provides access to this trailhead, ensuring the preservation of the natural beauty that awaits.

For those seeking additional parking options, the nearby Flume Gorge Visitor Center offers a convenient alternative. As hikers ascend the trails, they’ll find themselves immersed in the untamed beauty of the White Mountain National Forest, with each step revealing the allure of Mount Liberty and the surrounding peaks.

Mount Liberty stands not only as a testament to the majesty of the White Mountains but also as an invitation to those who yearn for adventure and seek solace in the embrace of nature. As you traverse the Liberty Spring Trail, the grandeur of Mount Liberty unfolds, offering an experience that lingers in the heart and draws adventurers back time and again.


Address: Lincoln, New Hampshire
Place GPS Coordinates: 44.115889, -71.642139
Parking GPS Coordinates: 44.115889, -71.642139
Parking Notes: There are nearly 100 parking spots at the Liberty Springs Trailhead Parking Lot that can be found right off the Daniel Webster Highway. This trail leads visitors up to Mount Liberty. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

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