The Flume

Littleton, New Hampshire 3561

The Flume

The Flume Professional Review and Guide

"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."

The Flume Reviews

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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.
This is a must if you are in Franconia Notch State Park. The Flume itself is really cool, but be aware that you have to walk up stairs on the boardwalk through the Flume itself. After the Flume, definately take the loop trail back to the visitors center, rather than the bus. It is a wide well maintained trail that is mostly downhill, that travels past some neat water falls, pools, glatial eratic boulders, and uses a covered bridge to cross the river. It was a worthwhile trip for me, mywife, and my three year old. The trail was so well maintained that he was able to walk about 90% it, I only had to carry him the kelty child pack 10% of the time.

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Trail Information

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400 feet
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Department of Resources and Economic Development
Local Contacts
USGS Lincoln quad.
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Jul 2018