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“Beautiful, not an easy walk”
Review of Flume Gorge

Flume Gorge
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Franconia
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Owner description: An 800-foot gorge that extends from the base of Mount Liberty. It is open from May 8 - October 25.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Having just visited the Basin for free, we suffered a little sticker shock at the $15/person admission. However, it was a very beautiful place and after you have done all the hilly climbing to read the falls I recommend going ahead and taking the hike at the top. It is not nearly so challenging, it is a nice, beautiful walk. I don't think some people expected just how many hills and steps there would be, some people with canes and limited mobility seemed to be struggling. Even though there is a bus that cuts out some of the hilly hike, there is still a lot of climbing to do.

If you are prepared to do more rugged hiking, the Basin is free and almost as beautiful, but the gorge has some nice features and it is well maintained and more accessible than scrambling on a trail over tree roots. They also have bathrooms, food service, gift shop, etc that is lacking at the Basin area.

If you don't mind the fee and a lot of stairs, this is a beautiful attraction and a lot of people flock to it.

Thank CristyW
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The admin is $15, and it is well worth for the price. We went to The Basin (free), but Flume Gorge is beautiful and more to see. This is the place you must go if you are visiting White Mountain. Depending on how much time you have, you can visit both Flume Gorge, The Basin for a day trip. We are from Boston, 2 hours drive to NH.

Thank yqcc88
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Most people complain about the $15 fee, however I appreciate that parks need funds to maintain these attractions. These same people must not have noticed the stairs/bridges they were continuously traversing in order to see the flume. The scenery is gorgeous. Walk the surrounding area and have a great hour or two. Then enjoy the remaining miles of free trails and paths of the white mountains.

Thank keraven
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Loved the walk, including the staircase along the rocks adjacent to the waterfall, and the 2 covered bridges. Great views.

Thank sillygranma
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a beautiful Gorge but i wouldn't make a trip especially to see it.The bus driver should also respect that having paid the $15 per adult for this attraction the very least he could be is courteous. A simple hello and an acknowledgement to my thank you wouldn't have hurt. Perhaps he was having a bad Thursday? The other staff in the reception area were all really friendly and helpful.

Thank GapYearTraveller63
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