Flume Cascade, New Hampshire

Flume Cascade in September 2010

Right near the entrance of Crawford Notch State Park, you may notice a stream or two flowing down the bedrock. One of them is Silver Cascade, while the other is Flume Cascade. While there are a plethora of people climbing up and down Silver Cascade, there aren’t nearly as many people (if any) near Flume Cascade. If I remember correctly, this shot was taken from the bridge, and there’s not any particularly easy way to get closer to the falls. In this case, the falls are take up a lot of “space”, and so if you were really close to the falls, you might not be able to grasp the full magnitude of the cascade. And while Flume Cascade is relatively tall, it’s not the most attractive waterfall in the park or in the general vicinity. Still, this cascade is so easy to visit it would be crazy not to at least stop!

Directions:

  1. From the cross-section of US-3 and US-302 in New Hampshire, head southeast on US-302 to the entrance for Crawford Notch State Park. (The entrance isn’t really a formal entrance, but I think there is a sign.)
  2. After entering the park, look on the left of US-302, and you’ll see both Flume and Silver Cascades. They’re pretty difficult to miss, unless there’s some reason they’ve dried up!

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 300′
Length of Hike: roadside

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