The Flume Trail

MODERATE 104 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.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

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Great trail.Well cared and maintained.

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28 days ago

These are well groomed trails with an option to take the bus to the top
Of the flume

30 days ago

Nice views but definitely over priced. Would recommend Falling Waters trail since it's free and the views are just as good.

1 month ago

beautiful! every time my family is in the area camping, we must go!

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1 month ago

Went in early May a few days after it opened (there's an admission fee in the visitor center). Very few people since it was early in the season and a weekday. Beautiful, easy hike with some amazing views throughout.

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1 month ago

Closed... but it's May! No pets, not free, thanks Flume.

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3 months ago

Had the opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Flume trail in early October with some falls colors splashed in....highly recommended

3 months ago