Around 8.5 miles with about 2800 feet of elevation gain. half slide and half slabs, if you are into scrambles it’s a good time, kinda joking/kinda serious part of it was like a 5.4 climb (might be freaky for anyone who doesn’t climb). Even more amazing views there. Flume is often accessed via the Franconia Ridge Trail from Mt. So if the OP parks at the Basin, he can hike .8mi S along the bikepath to Liberty Springs Tr. Climbing down this trail is strongly discouraged. Route map for 'Mount Liberty And Flume Via Flume Slide Trail' - a 12.1km walking route near Franconia, US. This trail is less traveled and less steep than the flume slide trail. In good snow years, it provides an exciting alternative to the regular Flume Slide Trail, adding a distinct mountaineering feel to what is otherwise a pleasant but fairly typical winter hike in the White Mountains. Steep rocky punishing climb for over a mile. Mt. Max opened and cleared the Flume Trail for mountain bike riding and hiking in 1983. Liberty by winter hikers. Flume Conditions Reports by Month: Max is a two time National Mountain Bike Champion and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Member. Flume Slide trail is known for its notoriously steep wet slab climb to the summit of Mt. The water carried through the flume supplemented a collection of existing wells, springs, and small communal water supplies to … At the top of the slide, the trail veers left (north) and side hills toward the Flume summit, coming out just 0.1 tents of a mile below it. Reply Delete. The slide lasts for 0.7 miles after which you will reach the Franconia Ridge Trail junction just 0.1 miles south of the Mount Flume summit. it's daunting going up, let alone down. Stopped briefly for lunch at Liberty and shortly at Flume, took us just under 5 hours (but we were cruising on the decent). Hiking through steamy forests, through pitch black, waterlogged tunnels, and alongside narrow, and incredibly tall cliffs seems pretty intense, but the reward at the end of this dangerous trail is too good to pass up-- the world's most gorgeous hidden flume water slide. Flume Trail Bikes and Tunnel Creek Cafe Owned and Operated by Max Jones and Patti McMullan. There were boot tracks but the trail was not completely packed down. spotty service messed with my mileage tracking. (Flume Slide Tr splits off from Liberty Springs Tr.) 2020 - Year of the mountains!!! a long day! The parking was ample and easy to find, I put the flume visitors center into my GPS and went a few feet further to the Whitehouse trial lot. I suggest doing the loop to Liberty for going down the Flume would be a nightmare. We went up to Mt. SO glad I made the call to carry on to cross this one off my list (#22!) Just where the Osseo Trail intersects with the Flume Slide trail there is a small side trail that leads to a lovely lookout (signed with a sign that has an arrow). Flume slide is steep and requires rock scrambles. Liberty Springs Route : An alternate 5.1 mile class 1 route to reach Mount Flume is via Mount Liberty (4459'). Mount Liberty a… what a great loop. The trail is located at 44.11223327, -71.67543566 (latitude & longitude) in New Hampshire, White Mountain Region, Franconia Notch State Park. The Pemi Trail There was some warnings about the Flume Slide trail being tricky and treacherous – not advisable to do when raining or if trail was still wet, and not advisable to descend via the trail. This trail is less traveled and less steep than the flume slide trail. The steep part of the trail is not well-marked. The plan for today was a hike up the very steep Flume Slide Trail to Franconia Ridge Trail then up to Mount Flume (4,328') over to Mount Liberty (4,459') and down Liberty Spring Trail. Wonderful views in all directions at the summit. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. Flume and Mt. The toilet was nasty, poop covering the seat, trash everywhere, ugh... Great hike and great weather. We stopped and had something to eat before continuing our descent. Liberty, from which there are 360 views. The summit area … Quite a slog in 9:40. Two People, One Adventure. Overview In winter, the Flume Slide is transformed into a 1500-foot high, open snow-covered face of a semi-alpine nature. The weather forecast for the day looked great, mid-high 80’s, sunny, dry, low wind! The Osseo trail would probably be easier on pups than the Flume Slide Trail. Website. This time I made it to the top 15 minutes faster, but we still hiked in the dark at the end. Osseo Trail – 11.2 miles round trip, 3,150 feet elevation gain This trail begins at the Lincoln Woods Parking area along the Kanc. Trail route: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail . Franconia Ridge is arguably the most scenic hike in the White Mountains and that is no secret, which means that it can be a procession on blue-sky weekends. Watch for loose rocks on the slide. Absolutely amazing. I would recommend taking the Loop going up Flume trail and down Liberty. This is the more "interesting" way up Mt. Overview In winter, the Flume Slide is transformed into a 1500-foot high, open snow-covered face of a semi-alpine nature. We parked at "The Basin" and then walked south for about a half mile on a paved path before heading into the trail. The flume slide trail is a very steep but gorgeous trail that begins just after the Flume Visitors center. Mt Flume – White Mountains, NH. long and uneventful approach ~ 3 miles with six-ish stream crossings then you hit the slide. We descended from Mt. Flume of Franconia Ridge. from its start at Whitehouse Tr. Fun! This time I made it to the top 15 minutes faster, but we still hiked in the dark at the end. The trail starts .6 miles up the Liberty Springs trail and runs generally south and east before starting up the drainage that leads to the slide. Flume Slide Trail. lovely fall day but no summit views this am. At the top of Flume, the views are westerly. A fun trail (but dangerous when wet/icy) is an ascent of the Flume Slide Trail. On a Thursday, it was a little crowded at the top of Mt. Max is a two time National Mountain Bike Champion and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Member. If starting at the Liberty Spring Trailhead, this trail makes for a nice loop that involves summiting Mount Flume and Mount Liberty and descending back down Liberty Spring . This hike only trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. Awesome! Anonymous April 18, 2012 at 8:26 AM. Epic views of Franconia Notch and the entire Pemi Loop. Disclaimer. saw many hikers just doing liberty and back... very few said they were headed down the flume. 7/26/2020. euphoric view at the top once you break tree line. The Flume Slide was again arduous. Flume Slide Trail is a 13.4 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. You can also hike the entire Franconia Ridge with multiple routes to choose from. The path departs from Liberty Spring Trail 0.6 mi. If starting at the Liberty Spring Trailhead, this trail makes for a nice loop that involves summiting Mount Flume and Mount Liberty and descending back down Liberty Spring . Even back down in the trees the wind was blowing keeping it cold. We brought Madeline and she did great. late spring snowstorm that blanketed the higher summits with six+ inches of snow. Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Notch State Park Trail and Hiking Information. If you don't have crampons, you'll have to go off trail to avoid these icy sections. 360 degree views of the white mountains. Flume Slide Trail is a 3 mile blue singletrack trail located near Franconia Ridge & West Slopes New Hampshire. I would be joining hiking friends Jill, Mark, Guy, Jim, Amy and Robin for this challenging hike. There are rough and often wet slabs that require use of hands and scrambling. Max opened and cleared the Flume Trail for mountain bike riding and hiking in 1983. Once connected to the Franconia Ridge Trail, it's a short hike to the top of Mount Flume. Flume Slide and Franconia Ridge (August 11, 2017) - 10 hours - Click on pictures to enlarge! John. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from February until November. It was like like rock climbing puzzle - mesmerizing, meditative and a little adrenaline rush all in one. MTF005. El sendero ofrece una serie de opciones de actividades y es mejor utilizado de febrero hasta noviembre. Location: 44.1123390197754, -71.675537109375. Flume Trail Bikes and Tunnel Creek Cafe Owned and Operated by Max Jones and Patti McMullan. Flume Slide Trail - This is the most direct approach to Flume, but it is difficult and rough. Long drawn out descent on the Liberty Spring Trail. Either hike north to the Liberty Spring Trail and descend to Franconia Notch, or hike down the Osseo Trail from the summit of Flume to the Lincoln Woods trailhead. Trail gradually climbs NE . When he comes down, he just has an easy ~1.6mi downhill walk along the bikepath from Lafayette Place to his car. The summit area … Whitehouse Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail: Date of Hike: Friday, June 26, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: Left a bike in the Tramway parking lot, then drove to the Liberty Springs lot (just north of Flume Visitor Center) and parked there. The trail is 3.0 Miles (4.8 Kilometers) Singletrack in length with 15% Avg Grade (9°) and 81% Max Grade (39°). Regarding your assessment of the Flume Slide Trail, although I didn't do it under the conditions that you did, I agree that the trail is easier than one might expect. Flume, then over to Mt. You can also pair Flume with neighboring Mount Liberty using the Liberty Springs Trail and Flume Slide trail. The "slide" isn't horrible if you take your time, have watched the weather, are in decent shape and have appropriate gear. Elevation: 4’328. At the top of the slide, the trail veers left (north) and side hills toward the Flume summit, coming out just 0.1 tents of a mile below it. Los perros también pueden usar este sendero, pero deben estar atados con correa. The steep part was "four-legged" rock scrambling. Perfect winter conditions, spikes the whole day. Trail route: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail . FLUME SLIDE TRAIL: Mt. A few days ago, New Hampshire experienced a (very!) TBH, I almost didn’t want the ascent to end. Flume, Liberty, NH: Trails: Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail: Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 6, 2021: ... Only a few people had used Flume Slide in the past couple of days. Tiene un río y es solamente recomendado para aventureros muy experimentados. This trail gave a challenge at points but was rewarding! I was apprehensive to take Conan up this trail since it’s not very dog friendly, but he’s done some steep climbs with me before so we went for it. ... Once again there was no lingering and we moved on down along the steep drop off of Flume slide. Moderate climbing up to Liberty. Great views from the top, of course. Flume because there isn't much rock-sitting space (must be worse on a Saturday). There are other ways of ascending Flume. Reply. Consistently long, damp, and slanted rock slabs make this trail a challenge. going up flume was very challenging but would have been near impossible to go down. On the Flume Slide, it is incredibly icy, with 2-3 ft. covering the rock slabs. took my time going down, often went on the dirt on the sides of the slide but it totally doable. The views from the summit at Liberty by far is the best of all the views I’ve seen this year. Flume Slide Trail – 9.6 miles round trip, 3,100 feet elevation gain The flume slide trail is a very steep but gorgeous trail that begins just after the Flume Visitors center. Lincoln, NH 03251. The hikers started at 9 a.m., went up the the popular Liberty Spring Trail to Franconia Ridge, south along the ridge and then tried to descend the Flume Slide Trail. Great hike! Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases from Amazon.com. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/flume-slide-trail Washington: II/II+ Turn R onto well-marked but narrow, overgrown Flume Slide Trail It's a manageable hike then at mile 4 you go straight up for about a mile. Very strenuous but very rewarding up the Flume slide. A mentally and physically challenging loop. Going down Flume trail would be hard because it is very steep. and my first solo 4k hike (descent)! Flume Slide Trail es un sendero de ida y vuelta de 8.3 millas con tráfico ligero localizado cerca de Lincoln, Nuevo Hampshire. This hike was a repeat from the 2018 Flume Slide hike with Scott and Steve. Please consult the park website. This hike was a repeat from the 2018 Flume Slide hike with Scott and Steve. The steep Flume Slide Trail is thus avoided. Loved the scramble! Our plan was to go up Mount Flume (4327′) on Flume Slide trail, then cross over to Mount Liberty (4459′) and come down the Liberty Spring trail. Flume: II+/III : long sections of (typically wet) slab scrambling; hiking up this trail allows you to do a day-hike loop over Mt. What a crazy week! Ascent was the next best thing to Tripyramid N side. The trail does not leave the trees, so exposure isn't an issue until you reach the summit area. In good snow years, it provides an exciting alternative to the regular Flume Slide Trail, adding a distinct mountaineering feel to what is otherwise a pleasant but fairly typical winter hike in the White Mountains. Great views, great weather! Lists: New England 4,000 Footers, New England 100 Highest, New Hampshire 4,000 Footers: Mt. Love your photos, and as always, your narrative is a great read! Even back down in the trees the wind was blowing keeping it cold. Flume Slide Trail 3.3 miles with 2500 feet of elevation gain. The Water Flume Line Trail follows the path where a wooden structure, or flume, carried water from Spanaway Lake into Tacoma over a century ago. ... Once again there was no lingering and we moved on down along the steep drop off of Flume slide. However, Flume Slide is a very fun trail to hike. The first mile ascends moderately, then steepens, finally becoming very steep, wet and dangerous. Liberty and back down that way. Although we did see several people going down the flume trail. Still, Saturday was a great hiking day in the ever popular Franconia Range, and we met a few groups on the Flume Slide Trail. Winter Hiking Mount Jackson - NH 48 4,000 Footer. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Share. Was limping when I made it back to Liberty Springs parking lot to meet my friend but grateful for the friendly faces along the way, the cold streams to soak my ankle and my trekking poles!! Steepest mile of the trail … Mount Flume. Flume. Crampons and ice axes are strongly recommended in this section due to its steepeness and trail conditions. The forecast called for clear skies and cold temps. Getting to the close-over section gave me a little boost, but the final push was again difficult. To learn more about what this means and how it impacts you, please click here. We stopped and had something to eat before continuing our descent. This is a section of trail that is hiked most often for the Pemi Loop. Females: if you have to pee, stop somewhere before getting to the trail. Osseo Trail – 11.2 miles round trip, 3,150 feet elevation gain. Best views of white mountains that I’ve seen. This trail begins at the Lincoln Woods Parking area along the Kanc. If starting at the Liberty Spring Trailhead, this trail makes for a nice loop that involves summiting Mount Flume and Mount Liberty and descending back down Liberty Spring . Specifically, we gained 1,638' in about a mile. It is only a detour of 50 meters or so and well worth it. This hike starts at the parking lot found right near the Flume … Liberty; most hikers will want to avoid descending this route: GREAT GULF TRAIL: Mt. The steep Flume Slide Trail is thus avoided. Replies. Take Liberty Spring Trail until you come to a junction with the Flume Slide Trail, which you will then take to Franconia Ridge Trail. Still, Saturday was a great hiking day in the ever popular Franconia Range, and we met a few groups on the Flume Slide Trail. Exit bike path; R onto Liberty Springs Trail (big sign). The Flume Slide Trail is so treacherous that you should only climb it going uphill. Trail Summary: This is a fun loop hike that gets two 4,000 footers using a steep slide trail. Avoid descent of the trail… Getting to the close-over section gave me a little boost, but the final push was again difficult. The Flume Slide was again arduous. Having provided plenty of walking to warm up the legs, the trail eventually climbs a relatively steep bank. The Osseo Trail ends after 4.1 miles at a junction with the Flume Slide Trail and the beginning of the Franconia Ridge Trail. Once connected to the Franconia Ridge Trail, it's a short hike to the top of Mount Flume. Flume. Easy first 3 miles up the Flume Slide Trail. Foliage was beautiful and the hike was great. Once connected to the Franconia Ridge Trail, it's a short run to the top of Mount Flume. Quite a slog in 9:40. No bugs, gorgeous views and strange tropical-like but crisp breezes at the top. The slide was grueling but fun. Descend via Liberty Spring Trail. Reservations for day use are required. We then went north along the Franconia Ridge trail for about a mile to the top of Mt. Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Springs Trail. Upon reaching actual steepness, Osseo offers a series of switchbacks and a couple wooden staircases. No bugs. 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