4,459 ft / 1,359 m


381 ft / 116 m


345 summits

Top climbing months

July   16%

August   15%

September  14%


  • The classic loop hike for Liberty is up the Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ride over Flume to Liberty, then down the Liberty Spring Trail. The shortest and easiest route is up and down Liberty Spring. All routes are scenic and summit views are excellent.
"Franconia ridge traverse....amazing day with clear skies...relatively warm! We realized during our hike to the last mountains that our car spot key was forgotten in the first car....so we had to backtrack to liberty again and head down liberty springs and road walk on the bike path for a few miles to get to our car...still an amazing day! Just a little longer than intended!" - shay-shay, Mar 25, 2018
"Great winter hike in the White Mountains, Was able to take a short cut from the Basin parking lot and save a mile round frip. Was a cloudy, snowy day, but the forest was a awesome winter wonderland! " - blackwolf_03278, Mar 11, 2018
"Went up Liberty Springs, then over to Flume and back. Trails were in pretty good condition, solid snow pack. Some ice on top half of Liberty Springs near the tent site. First trip over Liberty summit, we were socked in the clouds. But it started to clear when we were eating lunch on Flume and had much nicer views from Liberty when we returned. Enjoyed seeing several crossbill birds at Liberty's summit." - Alohabuffy, Mar 4, 2018
"It was a beautiful day to knock out Liberty and Flume. I was fearful of the Flume Slide Trail, so I went the way of doing an out-and-back up the Liberty Spring Trail. It was nice easy climb until the major brook crossing (roaring from all the rain over the weekend but still passable via a moderately challenging rock hop). From there, it was a relentless climb up to the tentsite and ridge. Amazing panoramas stretched all around me on the summit. Loved the hike up. I would definitely consider doing this hike again up to the Liberty summit." - HikeLikeMike, Jul 4, 2017
"Franconia Ridge hike with Meetup Group... Trails: Old Bridle Path, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Springs Trail Parking: Cars at The Basin and cars at Old Bridle Path Snow covered trails up to summits, a few icy patches, slushy patches and bare rock…throw in some mud in a few places and voila! SPRING! Water crossings: Lots on Liberty Springs all open…we had to get our boots wet quite a bit Dogs…just a few, all well behaved Traction: Spikes up, and in between a few places and some bare booting. We carried our snowshoes all day. Lost & Found: broken glasses on Liberty (PEOPLE, PICK U" - shay-shay, Apr 15, 2017



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