The Flume

Littleton, New Hampshire

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Years ago,someone knew a good thing when they saw it and beat us to The Flume with a visitor center, shuttle bus, graded path, and admission charge. I admit it! This hike is really a tourist attraction, and a few hard-core hikers may avoid The Flume on principle. Most of us, though, should not be deterred from enjoying the unique experience of this ideal family stroll. Rising above the valley on the opposite side of the river, Mount Liberty and Mount Flume give a grand welcome to this Franconia Notch attraction. Special attractions: The Flume, The Pool, Avalanche Falls, and the sparkling Pemigewasset River.
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by Larry Pletcher (Falcon Guides)

Years ago,someone knew a good thing when they saw it and beat us to The Flume with a visitor center, shuttle bus, graded path, and admission charge. I admit it! This hike is really a tourist attraction, and a few hard-core hikers may avoid The Flume on principle.

Most of us, though, should not be deterred from enjoying the unique experience of this ideal family stroll. Rising above the valley on the opposite side of the river, Mount Liberty and Mount Flume give a grand welcome to this Franconia Notch attraction. Special attractions: The Flume, The Pool, Avalanche Falls, and the sparkling Pemigewasset River.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Littleton
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Local Contacts: Department of Resources and Economic Development
Local Maps: USGS Lincoln quad.
Topo Map: The Flume Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking New Hampshire Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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I've been all over North America and North Eastern Asia hiking and I have to say this is definately in the top five most beautiful places I have ever seen. The flume is awe inspiring. It is always atleast 10-20 degrees cooler in the gorge than the surrounding area. That is just one of many things to see on the short trail. The rock pools are also breathtaking. It is also a gorge or small canyon you could say carved out of the stone by a creek. It is about 100 to 200 feet straight down. For you photographers, you can get some great pictures here. It is really more of a tourist attraction than a trail but that shouldn't deter you. I have been five times and it still as awesome as th first time.

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