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 accessible from May until October.
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
This was fun
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...
Beautiful views. Mostly wooden walkway and gravel. Heavy traffic
Well worth the walk
Awesome little hike with great views of the falls
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.
This place is magically .
I really like walking the flume and have done it about 4 times with different family members. It's just so beautiful and restful. We take our time (make the $16 entrance fee worth it) and send a couple of hours stopping and taking pictures. Last time (May 2016) there were 6 of us and it was breathtaking, a relaxing walk, and fun to be with family. Love it!
I wasn't too jazzed about us costing $16 per adult, but I'm glad we experienced it. It was a nice little workout with gorgeous views (mountains, gorges, flume, waterfall, pool, glacial boulders).
Good work out for a beginner
love this trail. good hike with the family.
Awesome views fee required
Great hike for young family.
Very cool and pretty neat !!