The Flume Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews
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The Flume Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, NH that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible from May until October.

1.9 miles 475 feet Loop

kid friendly

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


1 hour ago

hiking

This place is magically .


4 days ago

walking

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!


10 days ago

hiking

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).


14 days ago

walking


29 days ago

Good work out for a beginner


1 month ago

love this trail. good hike with the family.


1 month ago

Awesome views fee required


1 month ago

backpacking

Great hike for young family.


1 month ago

Very cool and pretty neat !!


1 month ago

hiking


1 month ago

Amazing views, trail labeled clearly, flume is a
Must see!


2 months ago

hiking


3 months ago

hiking

So easy & beautiful! I can't wait to go back. The price is worth it.


4 months ago

hiking

Super easy and fun trail.


5 months ago


8 months ago

Loved it! So beautiful


10 months ago

hiking

This would be a spectacular trail, except for the price. $16 for adults, $13 for children. Well-maintained trail with many boardwalk in areas up the flume. We traveled this just after heavy rainfall and the water through the gorge was amazing.


10 months ago


11 months ago

hiking

This trail is by no means difficult, but it sure is beautiful. People of all ages can complete this with little effort. It can get a bit slippery, so the much younger and older crowd should make use of the railings.


1 year ago

hiking

It's a very nice trail for everybody, more like all family (grandma and grandpa included). Many pretty waterfalls. You have to pay to get in, which for me it's not what I'm used to but I guess they meed the money to keep the trail. NO PETS :(