Flume/Liberty Loop

HARD 9 reviews
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Flume/Liberty Loop is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, NH that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.8 miles 3777 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
1 month ago

Very difficult but the views at the top so rewarding. I hike up flume slide which was a great challah but glad I did it and I would do it again :)

2 months ago

Definitely one of the top loop hikes you can do anywhere. Great waterfall views on the way up beautiful views off a spur and the top is just amazing.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked/scrambled up the Flume Slide trail last weekend. It is challenging but exciting! Definitely felt like rock climbing in some areas. If you stay towards the edge of slide there are numerous rocks and roots to hold on to. In some areas there is actually a trail that zig zags along the side of the Slide - definitely do this to ascend the very steep areas!! I would not recommend descending down this trail. The trail was relatively dry when we hiked it- had it rained the night before it would have been VERY slippery. Also- there is one poorly marked area!! One of the (many) crossings is challenging to navigate.. At one point you will need to cross a river on your left. It is deceiving as it appears that the trail could also continue straight! I will try to post a picture of this bank. If you look across the river/stream there is a pretty clear bank where the trail begins again - the only part that made me temporarily doubt it was the lack of markers for the next .4 miles or so, and of course thinking that maybe we should have not crossed and continued straight instead.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked/scrambled up the Flume Slide trail last weekend. It is challenging but exciting! Definitely felt like rock climbing in some areas. If you stay towards the edge of slide there are numerous rocks and roots to hold on to. In some areas there is actually a trail that zig zags along the side of the Slide - definitely do this to ascend the very steep areas!! I would not recommend descending down this trail. The trail was relatively dry when we hiked it- had it rained the night before it would have been VERY slippery. Also- there is one poorly marked area!! One of the (many) crossings is channeling to navigate.. At one point you will need to cross a river on your left. It is deceiving as it appears that the trail could also continue straight! I will try to post a picture of this bank. If you look across the river/stream there is a pretty clear bank where the trail begins again - the only part that made me temporarily doubt it was the lack of markers for the next .4 miles or so, and of course thinking that maybe we should have not crossed and continued straight!

5 months ago

Very hard ,was worth it 6hrs up 3 hrs down!

walking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Flume Slide was really fun, pretty much rock climbing for a good amount of the mountain. The ledges were awesome but too windy and cold to hangout for long, really quick and easy to get over to Liberty which had some great views.

1 year ago

I did this yesterday - 5/8/15.
Snowshoes might have been helpful.
Really don't recommend descending the Flume Slide Trail.
Views are exceptional.

hiking
2 years ago

This was a fun but very demanding loop regardless of which direction you ascend from, the Flume Slide Trail is very steep and is the most difficult section as there is alot of loose rock and wet ledges. Use extreme caution here. I Don't recommend bringing children or dogs on this trail. The Liberty Springs Trail portion is much easier/safer.