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Flume Gorge

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Address: 852 Daniel Webster Highway (Rt 3), Franconia, NH 03251
Phone Number: 603-745-8391
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An 800-foot gorge that extends from the base of Mount Liberty.

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A hiking experience not to be missed!

We truly enjoyed walking up the flume, The majestic cascading waterfalls below are quite a wonder of nature. Our hike took twice as long as anticipated, and longer than we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wayne, New Jersey

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Wayne, New Jersey
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127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly enjoyed walking up the flume, The majestic cascading waterfalls below are quite a wonder of nature. Our hike took twice as long as anticipated, and longer than we were told it should. The length of time quoted at the front desk may assume you intend to ride the bus halfway. We didn't. Take the long way back to... More 

Thank CoppertoneGold
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here once as a kid and remembered it. Very pretty and interesting gorge walk with a walkway all the way through it. Not overly strenuous. Nice stop if you are in northern New Hampshire.

Thank timj0
Alton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wasn't expecting much when we handed over our money but it rained all morning so the water rushing was spectacular and had put people off so it was quiet. I would recommend this to anyone its so good and a nice little hike on really easy going trails

Thank John F
Augusta, Maine
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the park is officially closed in late October, there were plenty of early November hikers on the trails. The trails are pristine with smooth hard-packed gravel. There are some steep inclines that got a large mammal such as myself sucking wind but there are lots of strategically placed benches and rest areas. Both of the covered bridges were... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went at the end of October and it was very cold (it snowed lightly the night before). The fall leaves and the gorge were stunningly beautiful. My friend made a leaf angel during our hike. It's a hike to get up to the top and I was sweating. We took the bus back the last part of the 2... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But a bit expensive for a hike. Well groomed trails and they have a shuttle to get you closer if you have trouble walking, plus a short cut back. If you're healthy there are lots of waterfalls close by that are free.

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Siegburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Say, you've been to Littleton, enjoyed the little town and your lunch there, and you're on your way back. There is one stopover you may not want to miss: Flume Gorge. The thing is to take the 1 1/2 hour hike, keeping to your left first, discovering the two hidden covered bridges (the first one, Flume Bridge, after a short... More 

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Victoria Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was highly recommended as a place to visit in New Hampshire. Partner & I here being leaf-peepers, working our way down after starting in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, then Maine & Vermont. Like most things in the White Mountains the Flume Gorge was closed. This area of the world closes mid-October. Really closes. Almost nothing is open. The visitor centre was... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to hike. The gorge is just amazing and special and shouldn't be missed. Wear good shoes, not sandals, because it can get slippery. It's not a difficult hike, if you're dressed and shoed properly.

Thank Rashi
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed it. It took 2 hours to go all the way up to the top and come back. There was a covered bridge. To describe it in one word nature at its best. You have to buy tickets to enter and the scenery was worth the money.

Thank Mimi5046

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