Event Calendar

Jan
1
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Flume Gorge

First Day Hike - Flume Gorge

Join park staff for a self-guided hike through the winter woods of Franconia Notch State Park- Flume Gorge. This is an opportunity to experience winter hiking in the White Mountains and the Flume gorge. See what the Gorge looks like in the winter and get a glimpse of the forces that formed the Flume during the ice age. Find animal tracks in the snow and listen to the wind through the silent hardwood forest. The hike will begin from the North side of the Gilman Visitor Center (closed in winter) and follows the summer route of the Flume Gorge trail. Guest will have two hike options, Option 1 – The 2-mile Flume Gorge Trail Loop. This option takes you past the Flume covered bridge to the base of the Gorge. It then traverses around the Gorge (boardwalks are removed for the winter) and brings you to a look off above Avalanche Falls at the top of the Flume Gorge. The trail then takes you west to the Pool and Sentinel Pine Covered bridge and back to the visitor’s center. Option 2 – A shorter hike option is a 1 1/2 mile, out and back hike to the base of the Flume Gorge and back. Both hike options are moderate and require traction devices for walking on snow and ice. Snow depth may warrant the use of snowshoes. Dogs are welcomed but must be leashed! Owners are responsible for carrying out any pet waste.

Address: 852 Daniel Webster Hwy, Lincoln, NH 03251
Parking: Main Entrance Parking Lot
Pets Permitted: Yes

Visit our First Day Hikes webpage to pre-register: https://www.nhstateparks.org/news-events/first-day-hike