Concord: Mt. Flume via Flume Slide Trail

Hike through Franconia Notch State Park's legendary birch forest before scrambling up the steep, polished, granite slabs of Mt. Flume on this 8.4-miler.
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Hike through Franconia Notch State Park's legendary birch forest before scrambling up the steep, polished, granite slabs of Mt. Flume on this 8.4-miler.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.8

Waypoints

MTF006

Location: 44.1104888916016, -71.6696166992188

Under a birch forest, rock-hop across a muddy creekbed

MTF002

Location: 44.1072692871094, -71.6816482543945

Turn L and follow paved bike path skirting along Cascade Brook

MTF003

Location: 44.1082000732422, -71.6816635131836

Hike past picnic tables

MTF004

Location: 44.1099281311035, -71.6808166503906

Exit bike path; R onto Liberty Springs Trail (big sign). Trail gradually climbs NE

MTF005

Location: 44.1123390197754, -71.675537109375

Turn R onto well-marked but narrow, overgrown Flume Slide Trail

MTF007

Location: 44.1060104370117, -71.6617431640625

Photo Op: Cross brook, see warped birch tree grown perfectly into shape of a chair

MTF008

Location: 44.1048202514648, -71.6537399291992

Rest on large, sun-baked granite slab before steep climb ahead

MTF009

Location: 44.1025505065918, -71.6475067138672

Cascading water resonates through the birch forest; cross creek twice; don't miss wild raspberries along trail

MTF010

Location: 44.1050605773926, -71.6394195556641

Begin laborious climb up Flume Slide

MTF011

Location: 44.1065292358398, -71.6304626464844

Trail turns R up The Slide; scramble up steep, hard-to-navigate slabs. Caution: Dangerously slippery when wet

MTF012

Location: 44.1076316833496, -71.6285171508789

Turn L @ Franconia Ridge Trail; footing becomes more solid

MTF013

Location: 44.1087989807129, -71.6280136108398

Mt. Flume: Outstanding views of the treeless knife-edge of Franconia Ridge and several peaks, including Mts. Liberty, Lincoln, and Whaleback

MTF001

Location: 44.1006889343262, -71.6818008422852

Head N on Whitehouse Trail