The Flume Trail

MODERATE 84 reviews

The Flume Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

1.8 miles 515 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

cave

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

The Flume Gorge loop trail is New Hampshire beauty, up close and personal. Waterfalls, mosses, wild flowers, and trees line this beautiful boardwalk. This is a relaxing must-see while hiking the more difficult trails around New Hampshire's White Mountains. "The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of Conway granite rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart. A trip into the Flume begins and ends at the Flume Visitor's Center. Guests can choose to walk through just the Gorge or do a two mile loop. The walk includes uphill walking and lots of stairs. The boardwalk allows you to look closely at the growth of flowers, ferns and mosses found here. Framed by a spectacular vista of Mount Liberty and Mount Flume, the Visitor Center houses the Flume ticket office, information center, cafeteria, gift shop, and the state park system's historic Concord Coach. A 20-minute movie showcasing beautiful Franconia Notch State Park is available for viewing. The Flume was discovered in 1808 by 93-year-old Aunt Jess Guernsey when she accidently came upon it while fishing. She had trouble convincing her family of the marvelous discovery, but eventually persuaded others to come and see for themselves. At that time, a huge egg-shaped boulder hung suspended between the walls. The rock was 10 feet (3m) high and 12 feet (3.6m) long. A heavy rainstorm in June of 1883 started a landslide that swept the boulder from its place. It has never been found. The same storm deepened the gorge and formed Avalanche Falls." From: http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/flume-gorge.aspx

we did this trail as a family. it was gorgeous. we had a 3 year old on our back. for me it was easier this way than worrying if she would slip on the steps. we went in the summer. it was truly a beautiful place. got busy at times but for the most part it was spread out and not crowded on the stairs.

snowshoeing
4 days ago

Great snowshoeing/hiking, I like watching the ice climbers. The walkway up into the gorge is closed in the winter, but it's awesome in the summer. There's no fee in the winter

snowshoeing
11 days ago

hiking
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1 month ago

This was fun

hiking
2 months ago

great! just don't go flashing lights in caves during fall and winter. I'm pretty sure I saw eyes in there... let's just say I didn't stay there to find out...

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4 months ago

Beautiful views. Mostly wooden walkway and gravel. Heavy traffic

hiking
4 months ago

Well worth the walk

hiking
4 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

Awesome little hike with great views of the falls

hiking
5 months ago

Love!

hiking
5 months ago

Enjoyable trail. Not to hard. Some areas narrow so if someone in front is slow you have to wait.
Cost $16.95 but I thought it was worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
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