The Flume Gorge Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.2 miElevation gain488 ftRoute typeLoop
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Reservations for day use are required. Parts of the boardwalk have been reported closed. Please consult the park website. https://www.nhstateparks.org/covid-19 Note: Advanced Tickets and reservations via the website are required for this trail. The gorge is open from late May to late October. Opening times may vary, so please check the park page for details: https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/flume-gorge Adults: $16 Children (6-12): $14 Ages 5 and under: Free The Flume Gorge 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.

"The Flume Gorge is open daily from May 12th to October 23rd, 2011. Operating hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. *Dates and times are weather permitting. For up to date hours, please call the park directly. Admission is $14 for adults (ages 13+); $11 for children (ages 6-12); children ages 5 and under are admitted free with paid adult. Discovery Pass (Includes Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway & Flume Gorge): Adults: $26.00, children (ages 6-12): $20.00. *All rates and dates are subject to change" From: http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/flume-gorge.aspx

Route 3 Lincoln, NH 03257 Phone: 603-745-8391 From: http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/flume-gorge.aspx

I-93 North, Take exit 34A to merge onto US-3 N/Daniel Webster Hwy toward The Flume Gorge/Park Information Center (If driving down I-93 South, you need to turn around at the "turn around" exit nearby)

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Astrid Bourdois
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Packed down trails, no spikes needed. Nice winter stroll. Took us a little over an hour :)

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Diane Stuart
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well packed, no micro spikes needed

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Athanasios Nenes
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SnowshoeingGreat!

Awesome ride!!! Enjoyed the whole trail!

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Jill Oram
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Beautiful scenic hike!

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Guylaine Ivester
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Donald N Terry Hamilton
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Trail was backed down, didn’t need snowshoes. was a nice hike for the winter.

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Meg Hegde
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Beautiful!!!

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Tejal Tarro
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Hiking in the snow was amazing. Didn’t need any extra traction with good boots. The sights were breathtaking.

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Phil Johnson
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Cheryl Goodman
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Karen Phelan
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Awesome winter hike! The ice climbers were amazing!

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Jeff Clare
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Laura Stevens
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Donald Waldron
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Libby Sullivan
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Bill Brown
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Heavily packed. Micro spikes helpful but not really necessary. Always a treat here.

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Kim Leshinski
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What a gorgeous winter hike. I would recommend traction cleats, as some of the packed inclines were slippery. It was very cool to see some of the ice climbers in action.

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Ashley Montalvo
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Trail was nice, much longer than what was put on AllTrails. Just over 3 miles. Elevation was inaccurate as well. Be prepared. Overall okay experience

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James Kata
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Mallory Pryor
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Beautiful

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Michelle Cardinal
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Beautiful sparkly snow, started out 9 degrees, thanks god for tie warmers! Shirt hike, made me aware of how out of shape I am in. Great start to my winter hiking hobby!!! Got caught with my pants down in the parking lot lol!!!!

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Genevieve Pandolfo
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Amanda Knight
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Had a nice hike . Lots of other people hiking even in the snow ! Lots of places to take photos year round . My 7 year old hiked as well . All the stops and views made it easier for him to complete . Trail was icy but it’s to be expected in the winter ! Definitely going back this summer and hopefully find a less trafficked trail . Overall I think it’s a beautiful hike !

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Tamar Gaffin-Cahn
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Gorgeous hike!! Would definitely recommend clamps for your hiking boots. Absolutely stunning in the winter!

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Leah Caron
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Beautiful winter wonderland! Definitely gets your heart pumping. But so worth the hike! Awesome beauty around every corner.

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XM Y
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SnowshoeingIcySnow

Very wet because of the rain Gorgeous trail

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Ryan Charles Griffin
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This is def worth the walk. A bunch of places to cut off the trail. Totally worth it.

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