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The fruit may be from around the world, but our wine embraces the spirit of New Hampshire. I am not sure what to say...I dont recommend it on any hike. The "slide" comes from there being rock avalanches. The slide trail is easy going for the first few miles (crosses several rivers) and then the last 1-2 miles is VERY steep sheet rock that you almost have to boulder your way up (there are ledges along the way to rest though). Flume and Mt. If you like hikes with constant views, this is not for you. Keep straight to follow Franconia Ridge Trail for 0.1 mile up to Mt. Approximately 10 miles round-trip. From the Flume Visitor parking lot it is 0.7 miles to the Liberty Spring trail head along the paved and mostly flat bike path. There is no port-a-potty at the trail head (like at some of them) so plan accordingly. The Flume Slide Trail is about 3 Miles long, and you will gain about 2,425′ of elevation. Took previous folks' advice to go up Flume and come down Liberty. I would not recommend going in these conditions, or perhaps you could neutralize the ground cover with snowshoes or some other gear. moderately difficult but not very difficult. we parked at liberty springs parking lot and it was very easy to find the trail from there. Hiking trip report for Mount Flume and Mt. more amazing views there too. Trails: Mt. It was very rewarding once you got to the top - gorgeous views at both Flume and Liberty. There was just the tiniest bit of snow near the peak, but nothing to worry about. Flume, head north on the Franconia Ridge Trail for 1.5 miles taking you to the summit of Mt. started around 7:20am--didn't see too many people on the way up but the peak of mount liberty was much busier. Went counter clockwise up Flume to Liberty and down to the parking lot. Liberty is under cover of interesting alpine tree growths. Essential gear: microspikes (or more) and strong mental fortitude. LIVE FREE. I'd only recommend descending it in this weather (6" of snow turning to a frustrating slush) if you're A) insane, B) very experienced, or C) a glutton for punishment (any combination works actually). The Flume Slide Trail is particularly dangerous because the trail climbs up steep rock faces that are wet and have small streams running down them. So, not for the timid. Great trail I enjoyed the flume slide trail. Lincoln and Mt. We decided to climb up the Flume Slide Trail to Mount Flume, make our way along the Franconia Ridge Trail to Mount Liberty, and then hike down the Liberty Spring Trail to get back to the bike path and then back to the car. So- be prepared mentally for the Flume Slide if you go that route, and as always, have enough water, layers and snack. (Please note this is not rockclimbing - it’s not the hardest thing in the world but it is definitely not the easiest. ) Great loop. Gripping roots and trees along the side of the trail was my MO. Liberty. Getting to the top of flume is absolutely beautiful, and then walking over to liberty is not super difficult. Liberty (4459 ft). On Mount Liberty you get 360 degree views and can see Little Haystack, Lincoln, Canon, and the Kinsmen. Went up January 9. If its your jam, no problem. This is a moderate loop trail to Mount Flume in White Mountain National Forest. Reservations for day use are required. The trail features gradual gains until about the last 1.5 miles where you get the majority of your elevation gain. Great 360 views. Flume and Mt. Incredible views, but very challenging/technical hike! Mt. The trail was shockingly empty, only saw about a dozen or so other hikers (Liberty peak excluded which had 10-15 or so people chilling at the peak). And well worth the effort as the view at the top of flume is great. Finally, onto a real trail… The Liberty Springs trail starts out pretty easy but has a few ups and downs. (9/12). Mount Flume and Mount Liberty are both part of the Pemiloop, but they can be summited without embarking on a 30+ mile backpack. Parked at the hiker parking lot just past the Flume visitor center. Flume-Liberty Loop (September 2, 2011) 10 miles, 7.5 hours I had never climbed Mt. The view just before Mount Flume, on the summit of Mount Flume and on the summit of Mount Liberty are great. The slab incline is legit and will challenge all! Liberty (4,459’) and Mt. Lafayette, the first half of the trail on Mt. Mt. Please consult the park website. Once to the summit of Mt. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Date: October 23, 2004. For the first 2 miles of the trail it was gradual up. Liberty-Flume Loop. coming down off liberty wasn't bad--only steep for maybe .2 miles, then lightens off. Happy hiking! Liberty via The Flume Slide Trail for ascent and Liberty Springs Trail for descent. Ask fellow travelers and attraction managers your top questions. My partner and I went up the Flume. We parked at the Flume Visitor Center- near the bike trail entrance in the most northern parking lot (the lot for buses and trailers, but there are spots for cars too). The Flume Visitor Center opens at 8:30 am, so best to come before then. Great hike! The slide is a ton of work and lots of fun. Liberty, continue a short while longer on the Franconia Ridge Trail until you reach the Liberty Spring Trail. Definitely go UP Flume and down Liberty. We had 2 liters of water each and got through about 1 liter each. its a grind but so much fun imo! My 4 stars are really for AllTrails because categorizing this as hard misses the fact that it’s really next level hard. Mount Flume is an awesome hike. Amazing. From the start of the hike to the summit of Mt. After Mt. Met one lady carring an evening purse on her shoulder. Flume Slide Trail to Liberty Spring Trail Loop is a 9.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. It is a 10.5 mile route with 4300' of climb that starts on the White House trail, ascends the Flume Slide trail to the Franconia Ridge and the summits of Flume and Liberty, and descends the Liberty Springs trail. On a clear day like ours we could see Mt Washington. It leaves the bikepath at the junction with the Whitehouse trail and climbs to the Liberty Springs campsite at 2.6 and then .3 miles further to the Franconia Ridge trail. Flume and Liberty. Overall review: My partner LOVED this hike (he said it was his favorite hike I've ever taken him on) but I'm giving it 4/5 because I found the scramble really difficult and scary at times. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Got to the trailhead at 8:30am and still plenty of parking. Great views from Flume and the slide trail hugs the ridge on the way there, really cool. Enjoy the views along this trail, as they are among the best in the White Mountains. There are several water crossings along the way, today all of them were fairly easy to rock hop over. You’ll work hard for no view, and the rocks will be treacherous if wet. From the Mount Liberty summit go southeast along the Franconia Ridge Trail 1.1 miles to the Mount Flume summit. Mount Flume + Mount Liberty Loop: 10 mile Loop of Mounts Flume and Liberty - See 3 traveler reviews, 4 candid photos, and great deals for White Mountains, NH, at Tripadvisor. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Mt. 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The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Length 9.3 miElevation gain 3576 ftRoute type Loop There is a tent site right off of the Liberty Spring trail, and there is a good water source (that is signed) just below it. Temperature was around 65-70 and used about 3L of water. Please choose a different date. This intimate tour of the winery and chat with the winemaker is a fantastic way to experience Seven Birches Wines. the leaves are starting to change now and will be at peak soon id guess. We parked at "The Basin" exit and walked south about a mile down the bike trail until it met up at the junction with the Liberty Spring Trail/AT. Google maps here.. We went up Mount Liberty and Mount Flume on a beautiful Wednesday morning, after it had rained the day before. Continued via a left at Liberty Springs Trailhead. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Liberty Springs Trail. The slide part is hard to describe. 10 mile Loop of Mounts Flume and Liberty We hiked the loop of Mounts Flume and Liberty at the end of August 2018 on a clear, but not too warm day. Flume was about 6 miles and it’s almost a 3,000ft climb up. This is the lower loop on the Franconia Ridge which summits Mount Flume and Mount Liberty. Unlike the wide open ridgewalk found on Mt. rock cliff) to climb up on tree roots to avoid particularly slippery or steep areas. Going down this, especially in this time of year with some black ice here and there would be a bit questionable. Liberty Springs Trail- This is the most direct approach to Mt Liberty and is often used as part of a loop with the Flume Slide trail or as and out-and-back to Flume. And I would not recommend going down it at all- treacherous to say the least. Mount Lafayette and Franconia Ridge Trail Loop, Appalachian Trail: Franconia Notch State Park to Zealand Notch, Flume Slide Trail to Liberty Spring Trail Loop, North Kinsman and South Kinsman Trail via Lonesome Lake and Appalachian Trail, North Kinsman, South Peak and Cannon Balls Loop Trail, Lonesome Lake via Cascade Brook and Pemi Trail, Cascade Brook, Lonesome Lake, North Kinsman and South Kinsman Mountain Loop, Mount Liberty, Mount Flume, Mount Lincoln, and Mount Lafayette, Kinsman Loop via AT and Cascade Brook Trails. The views were amazing and made the long climb up well worth the effort. Flume is one of the designated 48 Four Thousand Footers in New Hampshire as is its nearest neighbor, Mt. For those who like to run, Flume Slide is awesome...up until the slide of course;-). Met plenty of people hiking in jeans. Tough hike. Cold, icy, very windy, exhausting, but exhilarating with excellent views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness when the weather is clear. Some climbing some scrambling and very technical. It’s a 5 star trail. At no point did I wish that this trail is over. No view (unless you count clouds). There may be another parking lot further north off of the 93, with a 0.6 mile hike down to the Liberty Spring Trailhead but we played it safe, knowing that there is plenty of parking at the Flume Visitor center (if you come early enough). more, Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around White Mountains. Mount Flume and Mount Liberty as a loop hike, starting up the Flume Slide Trail and coming down the Liberty Springs Trail. The rest of the hike felt like a breeze after getting to Flume peak, but Liberty was a fairly steep and steady downhill descending stair-like boulders. Trailhead: After the Flume Visitor Center parking lot, exit 34A off 93 (note that there is construction right now, so take exit 33), there is a big wooden sign that says "Trailhead".The official name is the Whitehouse Trailhead, although it's not well marked as such. The Franconia Ridge Trail, which coincides with the Appalachian Trail from Mount Lafayette to Mount Liberty, traverses the ridge over all the aforementioned mountains. Things to do near Mount Flume + Mount Liberty Loop. It took about 8 hours with a half hour stop on each peak but that was at a leisurely pace, probably could have cut off an hour or 2 if we wanted to hustle a little bit more but we were not in any rush. Also would be quite difficult in the rain. Good boots will be crucial for what is more like an 11 mile trail if you do the complete loop. Both mountains provide plenty of views. Going down the liberty is steep but doable, nothing compared to going up Flume side. The hike starts at the Flume Trailhead along I-93. It’s a very quick hike from Flume to Liberty so definitely always make it a loop. While Mount Liberty and Mount Flume are almost entirely forested, their summits rise just above the treeline, providing views of the area. We parked at the Flume Visitor Center- near the bike trail entrance in the most northern parking lot (the lot for buses and trailers, but there are spots for cars too). https://www.nhstateparks.org/covid-19, great hike with nicely packed snow. Incidentally, a nice loop is formed when climbing Liberty and Flume together as a day hike using the Flume Slide and Liberty Spring Trails. Don’t hike this trail if it has recently rained and be ready to get some real hiking in. We strongly recommend avoiding Flume Slide until the snow is firmer. no fee and it has a bathroom. at the slide you have to trust your upper body to pull yourself up the slabs at times and its a much more technical climb than many of the other 4000 footers. Hard hike was worth the view though. If you want to avoid the Flume Slide trail but want to summit Mount Flume you can go up the Liberty Spring trail and then go down the same way. The parking lot was huge and had tons of open spots. This trail goes by Mount Liberty, Liberty Spring Tentsite, and Liberty Spring. Our plan was to go up Mount Flume (4327′) on Flume Slide trail, then cross over to Mount Liberty (4459′) and come down the Liberty Spring trail. flume go across to Mt. Crossing Pemigewasset River on a bridge, along the Liberty Springs Trail. Our group of 4 fairly experienced hikers found this very challenging but we managed (and several even enjoyed it). There were a few flies/gnats. This trail is amazing, I definitely recommend it! If you like scrambling up near-vertical rock faces, being surrounded by trees, and navigating countless rocks on trails, this trail is for you! We went up the Flume Slide Trail, which involves a long, featureless, and viewless approach hike from the trailhead at 1,400' to the bottom of the Flume slide at 2,800'. Quick dip down and back up and you’re on liberty and you get the whole view of the range and the bonds. For any trekking speed, it is a very chill incline. There were times I would look up for that blue blaze and wonder if I was on the right rock slab. Several times we went off the "trail" (i.e. Microspikes were all we needed.the rain. All routes are scenic and summit views from a rocky perch are excellent. Liberty, NH: Trails: Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail: Date of Hike: ... we figured it was more dangerous to descend than to keep going and do the loop. Flume/Mt. Liberty’s true identifiable birthmark, however, is the final scramble to the summit over a rock formation easily … Soft snow with lots of ice on Flume Slide. There are a few off-trail trails for some of the very steep parts. Total around 5.5 hours. The trail at times is poorly marked. We hiked the second weekend of November and were fortunate it had snowed 2-3in the night before which made for beautiful views! This is a 9.8 mile loop hike with 3700 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 4-6 hours to complete. This trail should be marked extreme if you made the bad choice to go up liberty and down Flume. Worth a visit. We hiked early Sunday in November on an uncharacteristically warm day in the mid-60s and it was gorgeous. It look us about 4 hours and 20 minutes, including breaks. Sometimes called “Fliberty”, they’re frequently hiked together in a loop since they’re only separated by a 1.2-mile walk along the top of the ridge. Altogether it is 10.1 miles (8.7 if you don't count the flat bike path bit). Then you get to the steep part, which is about a mile and a half and most of it is traversing up straight rock faces. It was a mostly clear day and not too warm (70s) with not too much wind. I'm assuming there are toilets at the Flume Visitor's Center, but it was closed when we started. Flume Slide Trail. One Tough Trail. However, comfy pants come handy when you need to get on all fours. as others have said, this hike starts out very manageable and once you get to the flume slide the difficulty really picks up. Some sheer drops and great photo opportunities - we took 10 mins to eat our sandwich before heading to liberty... the next peak which is Closer than you think. Let the world see your experience through your eyes. Your parking spot is as it informs which turns you take on a trail were. 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Park at the Flume visitor center in the furthest parking lot and get ready to hike! The “LST” will take you to the top of Liberty Mountain, but we wanted to climb Flume first, so after 0.5 miles we turned right to head up blue blazed Flume Slide trail. Start time was 7:45am. Great care should be taken when hiking up this trail, especially if accompanied by children or a dog. The Mount Liberty and Flume loop is a fantastic day hike and is highly recommended. We started hiking the 4,000 footers last year and Mount Liberty has been my favorite to far. From Mt. the only reason I wouldn't give this a five star is the markings. The 0.6 mile hike on the Liberty Spring trail to the crossroads between the Flume Slide Trail and the Liberty Spring Trail is an easy walk through the woods. I'm glad I did this hike, I would not do it again, but I would recommend it to those up for the challenge! Note: the Liberty Springs Trail is part of the Appalachian Trail. Flume and Liberty Loop is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. I’m somewhere in the middle of 20’s out of the 48 and this was one of my favorite hikes. If you are a fan of steep trails with a little bit of rock scrambling, the flume slide trail is a must. Interested in how our wines are hand-crafted, right here in New Hampshire? I'd say if you go up the Flume Slide Trail, sturdy hiking boots are a must. Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Is this a place or activity you would go to on a, Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for. Liberty and down Liberty Spring Trail. it's all fun and games for the first few miles until you need to use hand and knees to hoist yourself up for the last mile. We are hikers, but in our 50s, and I'd say we go at an average pace. The Pemigewasset Loop, known locally as the Pemi Loop, is a classic White Mountains backpacking trip. The trail in was wet and muddy down to the bike path. hiked on 9/20 (Sunday). Crampons/microspikes are absolutely required. Would def be even harder if shorter. The summits are as good as it gets. We hiked the loop of Mounts Flume and Liberty at the end of August 2018 on a clear, but not too warm day. Rock climbing shoes would have been helpful. Washington Auto Road: Tickets & Tours‎, Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center: Tickets & Tours‎, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center: Tickets & Tours‎, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves: Tickets & Tours‎, The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park: Tickets & Tours‎. The entrance fee was a bit pricey to my eyes, but the place is well maintained. Mount Liberty Climb Did this mountain as part of the Franconia Ridge loop; an 8.9 mile trail over 6 summits, including Lafayette. Recommended gear: hiking poles, gaiters. Along the Liberty Springs Trail. Mt. The shortest and easiest route is up and down Liberty Spring. Via Whitehouse, Liberty Spring, Flume Slide, and Franconia Ridge trails. You are mostly walking in the forest, so bug repellent is useful. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. [citation needed] Hiking. Started from the parking lot just after 7:00 a.m. the views are absolutely worth it too!! Mount Flume – Liberty Loop With the last Friday of ‘Summer’, Clark and I headed back to the New Hampshire to finish off the Franconia Range 4,000 footers. I wouldn’t do this trail if you’re not experience. The hike starts at the Flume Trailhead along I-93. Mount Liberty has some really nice views and lots of options to get to the summit. Once you pass the worst of it, there is still a good climb up a "traditional" White Mountain scramble. I'm 5'2 and two times my partner had to hoist me up sections because I couldn't reach footholds/handholds. Loved this hike. Mt. Regardless, the hike absolutely would have been more fun in mild weather. Just where the Osseo Trail intersects with the Flume Slide trail there is a small side trail that leads to a lovely lookout (signed with a sign that has an arrow). The hike overall is moderately difficult with some very difficult spots. We were tired from the previous days hike, so we're very happy to take the bus to the starting point. He did need a handful of boosts up the slide though. No regrets there. I'm 6'4" and still had a hard time reaching some of the footholds. by Bill Newman. Liberty Loop Getting there: We drove up I-93 N to Franconia Notch State Park. 68 dF at the trailhead, 50 dF at the summit. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Our previous attempt to climb Flume and Liberty a few weeks ago was scuttled due to bad weather and we ended up climbing Cannon. You can loop Liberty into a short day hike while also grabbing Mt Flume. Most registers record the route as 31.5 miles and around 18,000 feet of elevation change, and hikers of the full loop will knock out eight of New Hampshire's 48 4,000-foot peaks along the way (Flume, Liberty, Lincoln, Lafayette, Garfield, South Twin, Bond and Bondcliff). Mt Flume and Mt Liberty are the two southernmost 4000 footers on the southern end of Franconia Ridge. I used one and had to pay attention to get back on trail (easy to lose your way!). Beautiful day for a hike! If you want to avoid the Flume Slide trail but want to summit Mount Flume you can go up the Liberty Spring trail and then go down the same way. Started out at the trailhead in the dark at The Basin parking lot at 5:15am. Trek to the peak of Flume took 3hr20min, then 46 min to Liberty, and 1hr32min from there back to the Basin trailhead. If it was a warmer, clearer day, both would have been good at the summits. Would not recommend this hike in slippery/icy conditions. After enjoying the summit, continue along Franconia Ridge Trail in a northerly and then westerly direction for 1.1 miles which will bring you to the summit of Mt. I thought it was going to be less steep because the Flume Slide had been so gradual before the big climb, but then again, it was a big climb. Some people miss it and have 1 mile extra to hike up the road. from flume to liberty (1.2 miles) looks more challenging than it is. We didn't need a sun hat or sun screen. Let me reiterate how annoying it was to slog through that snow/slush mix. State Route 20 (SR 20), also known as the North Cascades Highway, is a state highway that traverses the U.S. state of Washington.It is the state's longest highway, traveling 436 miles (702 km) across the northern areas of Washington, from U.S. Route 101 (US 101) at Discovery Bay on the Olympic Peninsula to US 2 near the Idaho state border in Newport. If you don't like scrambles don't do this hike. There were a couple markings, but they were few and far between. We hiked the loop over Flume and Liberty Sunday. In winter months, the flume slide trail is extremely ice and difficult. Overall the trails and views were great, well worth the hike. Once you pass the turn off to the Cascade Brook trail and cross a bridge it is right there, and well signed. Flume's summit. There was water running down the steep bits and it was slippery on top of everything else. The classic loop hike for Liberty is up the Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ride over Flume to Liberty, then down the Liberty Spring Trail. Mt Flume was the first peak we hit doing the pemi loop. Sturdy hiking boots and poles were really helpful. I am so glad I read some reviews beforehand and went UP Flume and down Liberty as I'm not sure I would have been physically able to go down Flume slide trail. United States Mount Liberty – White Mountains, NH Elevation: 4,459 feet. It was fun! Trail back back to parking lot is pretty consistent rocky grade, not as steep as the way up. Going up the flume is a nice walk in the woods, for about 2 miles, cross over some rivers it’s really pretty. Adventure: The Mt. Maybe there were more at one time, but they have worn. After the Flume slide trail the rest (the Franconia Ridge and the Liberty Spring trails) seemed normal- some scrambles, some rolling bits, nothing too taxing. The view from both Flume and Liberty is outstanding. DO NOT GO IF RAIN IS FORECASTED!! Winds were negligible at the summits. Flume (4,327’) are two 4,000-footers usually hiked together. Flume has a cooler rock formation (IMO) and liberty has more room for folks to take a break. Hike Length: Dayhike. Try a sample of “wine in progress”, chat with the winemaker and taste some delicious NH wines.

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The fruit may be from around the world, but our wine embraces the spirit of New Hampshire. I am not sure what to say...I dont recommend it on any hike. The "slide" comes from there being rock avalanches. The slide trail is easy going for the first few miles (crosses several rivers) and then the last 1-2 miles is VERY steep sheet rock that you almost have to boulder your way up (there are ledges along the way to rest though). Flume and Mt. If you like hikes with constant views, this is not for you. Keep straight to follow Franconia Ridge Trail for 0.1 mile up to Mt. Approximately 10 miles round-trip. From the Flume Visitor parking lot it is 0.7 miles to the Liberty Spring trail head along the paved and mostly flat bike path. There is no port-a-potty at the trail head (like at some of them) so plan accordingly. The Flume Slide Trail is about 3 Miles long, and you will gain about 2,425′ of elevation. Took previous folks' advice to go up Flume and come down Liberty. I would not recommend going in these conditions, or perhaps you could neutralize the ground cover with snowshoes or some other gear. moderately difficult but not very difficult. we parked at liberty springs parking lot and it was very easy to find the trail from there. Hiking trip report for Mount Flume and Mt. more amazing views there too. Trails: Mt. It was very rewarding once you got to the top - gorgeous views at both Flume and Liberty. There was just the tiniest bit of snow near the peak, but nothing to worry about. Flume, head north on the Franconia Ridge Trail for 1.5 miles taking you to the summit of Mt. started around 7:20am--didn't see too many people on the way up but the peak of mount liberty was much busier. Went counter clockwise up Flume to Liberty and down to the parking lot. Liberty is under cover of interesting alpine tree growths. Essential gear: microspikes (or more) and strong mental fortitude. LIVE FREE. I'd only recommend descending it in this weather (6" of snow turning to a frustrating slush) if you're A) insane, B) very experienced, or C) a glutton for punishment (any combination works actually). The Flume Slide Trail is particularly dangerous because the trail climbs up steep rock faces that are wet and have small streams running down them. So, not for the timid. Great trail I enjoyed the flume slide trail. Lincoln and Mt. We decided to climb up the Flume Slide Trail to Mount Flume, make our way along the Franconia Ridge Trail to Mount Liberty, and then hike down the Liberty Spring Trail to get back to the bike path and then back to the car. So- be prepared mentally for the Flume Slide if you go that route, and as always, have enough water, layers and snack. (Please note this is not rockclimbing - it’s not the hardest thing in the world but it is definitely not the easiest. ) Great loop. Gripping roots and trees along the side of the trail was my MO. Liberty. Getting to the top of flume is absolutely beautiful, and then walking over to liberty is not super difficult. Liberty (4459 ft). On Mount Liberty you get 360 degree views and can see Little Haystack, Lincoln, Canon, and the Kinsmen. Went up January 9. If its your jam, no problem. This is a moderate loop trail to Mount Flume in White Mountain National Forest. Reservations for day use are required. The trail features gradual gains until about the last 1.5 miles where you get the majority of your elevation gain. Great 360 views. Flume and Mt. Incredible views, but very challenging/technical hike! Mt. The trail was shockingly empty, only saw about a dozen or so other hikers (Liberty peak excluded which had 10-15 or so people chilling at the peak). And well worth the effort as the view at the top of flume is great. Finally, onto a real trail… The Liberty Springs trail starts out pretty easy but has a few ups and downs. (9/12). Mount Flume and Mount Liberty are both part of the Pemiloop, but they can be summited without embarking on a 30+ mile backpack. Parked at the hiker parking lot just past the Flume visitor center. Flume-Liberty Loop (September 2, 2011) 10 miles, 7.5 hours I had never climbed Mt. The view just before Mount Flume, on the summit of Mount Flume and on the summit of Mount Liberty are great. The slab incline is legit and will challenge all! Liberty (4,459’) and Mt. Lafayette, the first half of the trail on Mt. Mt. Please consult the park website. Once to the summit of Mt. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Date: October 23, 2004. For the first 2 miles of the trail it was gradual up. Liberty-Flume Loop. coming down off liberty wasn't bad--only steep for maybe .2 miles, then lightens off. Happy hiking! Liberty via The Flume Slide Trail for ascent and Liberty Springs Trail for descent. Ask fellow travelers and attraction managers your top questions. My partner and I went up the Flume. We parked at the Flume Visitor Center- near the bike trail entrance in the most northern parking lot (the lot for buses and trailers, but there are spots for cars too). The Flume Visitor Center opens at 8:30 am, so best to come before then. Great hike! The slide is a ton of work and lots of fun. Liberty, continue a short while longer on the Franconia Ridge Trail until you reach the Liberty Spring Trail. Definitely go UP Flume and down Liberty. We had 2 liters of water each and got through about 1 liter each. its a grind but so much fun imo! My 4 stars are really for AllTrails because categorizing this as hard misses the fact that it’s really next level hard. Mount Flume is an awesome hike. Amazing. From the start of the hike to the summit of Mt. After Mt. Met one lady carring an evening purse on her shoulder. Flume Slide Trail to Liberty Spring Trail Loop is a 9.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. It is a 10.5 mile route with 4300' of climb that starts on the White House trail, ascends the Flume Slide trail to the Franconia Ridge and the summits of Flume and Liberty, and descends the Liberty Springs trail. On a clear day like ours we could see Mt Washington. It leaves the bikepath at the junction with the Whitehouse trail and climbs to the Liberty Springs campsite at 2.6 and then .3 miles further to the Franconia Ridge trail. Flume and Liberty. Overall review: My partner LOVED this hike (he said it was his favorite hike I've ever taken him on) but I'm giving it 4/5 because I found the scramble really difficult and scary at times. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Got to the trailhead at 8:30am and still plenty of parking. Great views from Flume and the slide trail hugs the ridge on the way there, really cool. Enjoy the views along this trail, as they are among the best in the White Mountains. There are several water crossings along the way, today all of them were fairly easy to rock hop over. You’ll work hard for no view, and the rocks will be treacherous if wet. From the Mount Liberty summit go southeast along the Franconia Ridge Trail 1.1 miles to the Mount Flume summit. Mount Flume + Mount Liberty Loop: 10 mile Loop of Mounts Flume and Liberty - See 3 traveler reviews, 4 candid photos, and great deals for White Mountains, NH, at Tripadvisor. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Mt. 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The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Length 9.3 miElevation gain 3576 ftRoute type Loop There is a tent site right off of the Liberty Spring trail, and there is a good water source (that is signed) just below it. Temperature was around 65-70 and used about 3L of water. Please choose a different date. This intimate tour of the winery and chat with the winemaker is a fantastic way to experience Seven Birches Wines. the leaves are starting to change now and will be at peak soon id guess. We parked at "The Basin" exit and walked south about a mile down the bike trail until it met up at the junction with the Liberty Spring Trail/AT. Google maps here.. We went up Mount Liberty and Mount Flume on a beautiful Wednesday morning, after it had rained the day before. Continued via a left at Liberty Springs Trailhead. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Liberty Springs Trail. The slide part is hard to describe. 10 mile Loop of Mounts Flume and Liberty We hiked the loop of Mounts Flume and Liberty at the end of August 2018 on a clear, but not too warm day. Flume was about 6 miles and it’s almost a 3,000ft climb up. This is the lower loop on the Franconia Ridge which summits Mount Flume and Mount Liberty. Unlike the wide open ridgewalk found on Mt. rock cliff) to climb up on tree roots to avoid particularly slippery or steep areas. Going down this, especially in this time of year with some black ice here and there would be a bit questionable. Liberty Springs Trail- This is the most direct approach to Mt Liberty and is often used as part of a loop with the Flume Slide trail or as and out-and-back to Flume. And I would not recommend going down it at all- treacherous to say the least. Mount Lafayette and Franconia Ridge Trail Loop, Appalachian Trail: Franconia Notch State Park to Zealand Notch, Flume Slide Trail to Liberty Spring Trail Loop, North Kinsman and South Kinsman Trail via Lonesome Lake and Appalachian Trail, North Kinsman, South Peak and Cannon Balls Loop Trail, Lonesome Lake via Cascade Brook and Pemi Trail, Cascade Brook, Lonesome Lake, North Kinsman and South Kinsman Mountain Loop, Mount Liberty, Mount Flume, Mount Lincoln, and Mount Lafayette, Kinsman Loop via AT and Cascade Brook Trails. The views were amazing and made the long climb up well worth the effort. Flume is one of the designated 48 Four Thousand Footers in New Hampshire as is its nearest neighbor, Mt. For those who like to run, Flume Slide is awesome...up until the slide of course;-). Met plenty of people hiking in jeans. Tough hike. Cold, icy, very windy, exhausting, but exhilarating with excellent views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness when the weather is clear. Some climbing some scrambling and very technical. It’s a 5 star trail. At no point did I wish that this trail is over. No view (unless you count clouds). There may be another parking lot further north off of the 93, with a 0.6 mile hike down to the Liberty Spring Trailhead but we played it safe, knowing that there is plenty of parking at the Flume Visitor center (if you come early enough). more, Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around White Mountains. Mount Flume and Mount Liberty as a loop hike, starting up the Flume Slide Trail and coming down the Liberty Springs Trail. The rest of the hike felt like a breeze after getting to Flume peak, but Liberty was a fairly steep and steady downhill descending stair-like boulders. Trailhead: After the Flume Visitor Center parking lot, exit 34A off 93 (note that there is construction right now, so take exit 33), there is a big wooden sign that says "Trailhead".The official name is the Whitehouse Trailhead, although it's not well marked as such. The Franconia Ridge Trail, which coincides with the Appalachian Trail from Mount Lafayette to Mount Liberty, traverses the ridge over all the aforementioned mountains. Things to do near Mount Flume + Mount Liberty Loop. It took about 8 hours with a half hour stop on each peak but that was at a leisurely pace, probably could have cut off an hour or 2 if we wanted to hustle a little bit more but we were not in any rush. Also would be quite difficult in the rain. Good boots will be crucial for what is more like an 11 mile trail if you do the complete loop. Both mountains provide plenty of views. Going down the liberty is steep but doable, nothing compared to going up Flume side. The hike starts at the Flume Trailhead along I-93. It’s a very quick hike from Flume to Liberty so definitely always make it a loop. While Mount Liberty and Mount Flume are almost entirely forested, their summits rise just above the treeline, providing views of the area. We parked at the Flume Visitor Center- near the bike trail entrance in the most northern parking lot (the lot for buses and trailers, but there are spots for cars too). https://www.nhstateparks.org/covid-19, great hike with nicely packed snow. Incidentally, a nice loop is formed when climbing Liberty and Flume together as a day hike using the Flume Slide and Liberty Spring Trails. Don’t hike this trail if it has recently rained and be ready to get some real hiking in. We strongly recommend avoiding Flume Slide until the snow is firmer. no fee and it has a bathroom. at the slide you have to trust your upper body to pull yourself up the slabs at times and its a much more technical climb than many of the other 4000 footers. Hard hike was worth the view though. If you want to avoid the Flume Slide trail but want to summit Mount Flume you can go up the Liberty Spring trail and then go down the same way. The parking lot was huge and had tons of open spots. This trail goes by Mount Liberty, Liberty Spring Tentsite, and Liberty Spring. Our plan was to go up Mount Flume (4327′) on Flume Slide trail, then cross over to Mount Liberty (4459′) and come down the Liberty Spring trail. flume go across to Mt. Crossing Pemigewasset River on a bridge, along the Liberty Springs Trail. Our group of 4 fairly experienced hikers found this very challenging but we managed (and several even enjoyed it). There were a few flies/gnats. This trail is amazing, I definitely recommend it! If you like scrambling up near-vertical rock faces, being surrounded by trees, and navigating countless rocks on trails, this trail is for you! We went up the Flume Slide Trail, which involves a long, featureless, and viewless approach hike from the trailhead at 1,400' to the bottom of the Flume slide at 2,800'. Quick dip down and back up and you’re on liberty and you get the whole view of the range and the bonds. For any trekking speed, it is a very chill incline. There were times I would look up for that blue blaze and wonder if I was on the right rock slab. Several times we went off the "trail" (i.e. Microspikes were all we needed.the rain. All routes are scenic and summit views from a rocky perch are excellent. Liberty, NH: Trails: Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail: Date of Hike: ... we figured it was more dangerous to descend than to keep going and do the loop. Flume/Mt. Liberty’s true identifiable birthmark, however, is the final scramble to the summit over a rock formation easily … Soft snow with lots of ice on Flume Slide. There are a few off-trail trails for some of the very steep parts. Total around 5.5 hours. The trail at times is poorly marked. We hiked the second weekend of November and were fortunate it had snowed 2-3in the night before which made for beautiful views! This is a 9.8 mile loop hike with 3700 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 4-6 hours to complete. This trail should be marked extreme if you made the bad choice to go up liberty and down Flume. Worth a visit. We hiked early Sunday in November on an uncharacteristically warm day in the mid-60s and it was gorgeous. It look us about 4 hours and 20 minutes, including breaks. Sometimes called “Fliberty”, they’re frequently hiked together in a loop since they’re only separated by a 1.2-mile walk along the top of the ridge. Altogether it is 10.1 miles (8.7 if you don't count the flat bike path bit). Then you get to the steep part, which is about a mile and a half and most of it is traversing up straight rock faces. It was a mostly clear day and not too warm (70s) with not too much wind. I'm assuming there are toilets at the Flume Visitor's Center, but it was closed when we started. Flume Slide Trail. One Tough Trail. However, comfy pants come handy when you need to get on all fours. as others have said, this hike starts out very manageable and once you get to the flume slide the difficulty really picks up. Some sheer drops and great photo opportunities - we took 10 mins to eat our sandwich before heading to liberty... the next peak which is Closer than you think. Let the world see your experience through your eyes. Your parking spot is as it informs which turns you take on a trail were. 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