Hiking Mount Flume – Trail Map, Elevation Gain & Options

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Mount Flume lies on the southern end of Franconia Ridge and features stunning views of Franconia Notch, the Pemi Wilderness and the rest of Franconia Ridge. It is often combined with Mount Liberty as a day hike.

Height: 4,328 feet (1,319 meters)

Distance: 9.6 Miles

Elevation Gain: 3,100 feet

Duration: 5-7 hours

Difficulty: Strenuous

Trail Map

Mount Flume Trail Map

Trails

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.

Osseo Trail – 11.2 miles round trip, 3,150 feet elevation gain

This trail begins at the Lincoln Woods Parking area along the Kanc. This trail is less traveled and less steep than the flume slide trail. This is a section of trail that is hiked most often for the Pemi Loop.

Mount Liberty and Mount Flume Loop – 9.9 miles round trip, 3,750 feet elevation gain

This loop trail is highly recommended. This is the best way to tackle both of these 4,000 foot mountains. You can choose to go up the flume slide trail (recommended), or up the Liberty Springs Trail.

Mount Flume Views of Franconia Notch

Directions

To Liberty Springs Trailhead (Flume Slide Trail)

Directions to Lincoln Woods Trailhead (Osseo Trail)

Additional Information

Mount Flume is an awesome hike. If you are a fan of steep trails with a little bit of rock scrambling, the flume slide trail is a must. In winter months, the flume slide trail is extremely ice and difficult. Crampons/microspikes are absolutely required. The trail features gradual gains until about the last 1.5 miles where you get the majority of your elevation gain.

The Mount Liberty and Flume loop is a fantastic day hike and is highly recommended.

Weather Forecast

Lincoln, NH

This Afternoon
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tonight
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday
Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy. High near 10, with temperatures falling to around 4 in the afternoon. Wind chill values as low as -18. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.

Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 8. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.

Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 16.

Additional Pictures

Mount Flume Views of Mount Liberty Mount Flume Views of Pemi Wilderness

Max DesMarais
Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and sharing experiences with others. Max is a published author for various outdoor websites and digital marketing websites. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about

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