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Flume

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Trail

2.2 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 27' 8 m
Descent: -220' -67 m
High: 9,037' 2,755 m
Low: 8,841' 2,695 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Kristen McGlynn

A smooth and scenic singletrack along St. Louis Creek.

Kristen McGlynn

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy trail that is close to the campground.

Description

Flume runs parallel to St. Louis Creek across the way from Creekside Trail. It is a scenic singletrack trail that winds through the valley alongside the creek. It is named after an old logging flume that runs parallel to the trail. Heading downhill, it's a fairly mellow descent.

In the direction mapped, it starts out with nice alpine scenery, then narrows down to twisting singletrack through the woods. At the end, there is a nice bench at a viewpoint where you can look over the creek and valley with Byers Peak in the background. If you are lucky, you might even spot a moose in the marshland below.

This trail can be combined with Creekside Trail for a nice, easy loop or hikers can connect to Chainsaw and Zoom for a larger loop of the area.

Flora & Fauna

Pine and aspens. Wildflowers in season. Possible to see moose along the marshy areas by the creek.

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