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Flume Gorge, Franconia

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  • Quite an adventure. A trek up the mountain right next to the flume. Beautiful views, a gorgeous covered bridge, several waterfalls, glacial boulders, rushing water, lots of moss... Worth walking up ev...  more »
  • We spontaneously came across Flume Gorge. We didn't know we needed snow shoes inorder to get to the gorge because it's January and super snowy and icy...however that was not a problem. Layout's was th...  more »
  • My husband and I do a lot of hiking, we were really excited because it looks so beautiful. It's expensive to get in, and this is what I would call a "McDonalds" hike. Everything is planned for you, it...  more »
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  • Very easy to get to off Route 93 and worth the stop. There are many options when it comes to "a hike" but this one is more than that. There is an entrance fee, the cost however is justified. After a short walk in you will be greeted with some unique scenery as well as the way you access that scenery. Take your time walking through the man made access points to fully take in the flume gorge. After this a fairly easy hike brings in some beautiful views and other points of interest. The welcome center has bathrooms, some information and overpriced food if needed in a pinch.There are also rain shelters along the trail that were being constructed, so if the weather might turn for a period you will have some dry options along the way.
  • The Flume Gorge is a place of some pretty amazing topography! While it can get busy, especially during foliage season, it is well worth the visit. Keep in mind that a visit earlier in the day may help you secure a parking spot. The terrain is not too rough although there is some up and down with stairs in some cases. The longest loop trail is only about two miles long so is very doable for most folks.
  • Ensure you take the longer path back (I forget the name) otherwise you'll miss some great sights.  It's not much longer than going back the same way you came up, but it is worth it.  Overall plan 2 hours to hike the entire path. The price to enter Flume Gorge is a little pricey but it shows as the path is well marked and kept clean.  I did not take the tramway so I can't comment on it.  One additional note you don't have to pay for Flume Gorge to do the rest of Franconia Notch State Park, other hiking trials are free.
  • Beautiful views while being inside of the Gorge. If you are wanting to be swamped by tourists to the point where you can't get a single picture without a person or their child running around in it, come here. I didn't realize you had to pay to go inside but it is very touristy. Even a food court inside with a gift shop. Parking gets crazy and don't listen to the signs. If you want any picture without a person you are going to have to be creative and get a different vantage point.
  • I love this. place.. We had a wonderful fall experience.. In spring the place looks much more beautiful