Flume Slide Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A walk through the flume gorge, one of the most popular attractions in the White Mountains, shouldn’t be missed. In a short loop you’ll see a deep mysterious chasm, cool waterfalls, covered bridges, interesting pools, and glacial erratic rocks. This is a great adventure for family members of all ages. As there’s an entrance fee, it’s worth taking your time and appreciating the scenery."
--Eli Burakian, Hiking Waterfalls in New England (Falcon Guides).
"Stroll along rushing water on a boardwalk through one of the White Mountains’ most renowned geological wonders: an extremely narrow gorge bounded by straight, vertical cliffs. This half-day outing also takes you past waterfalls, a giant pothole, huge boulders, and two covered bridges."
--Robert N. Buchsbaum, AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"Like most destinations in Franconia Notch, Mounts Flume and Liberty are very popular and very scenic. Some visitors surprisingly choose to scale these two peaks via the Liberty Spring Trail only, but the best option is a loop that includes a scramble up the Flume Slide Trail. Varying terrain along the way pleasantly shifts from bubbling mountain brooks to changing forest scenery. The views from both summits are quite impressive, each peak showcasing the higher summits to the north as well as the deep valleys and notches far below. With year-round access, this hike is possible any time of year. For the more adventurous, complete the described loop in reverse when snow levels are high for an enjoyable ride down the Flume Slide."
--Jeffrey Romano, Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast (The Mountaineers Books).
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