The Wilmington Flume Trail System has around 10.0 miles of trails in total. These trails are a multi-purpose open to mountain biking, hiking, trail running, skiing, and snowshoeing. Information and maps on each specific trail is linked below.
How to get there
From the intersection of Route 86 and Route 431 (Whiteface Memorial Highway), follow Route 86 toward Lake Placid. Continue for just under 2.0 miles to the Wilmington Wild Forest Flume Trail System Trailhead on your right.
Go for a quick hike or a longer outing to a scenic vista! Flume Knob is one example of a hiking destination here.
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
With this many options, there is sure to be a trail for you here. Each trail offers different terrain and difficulty and when combined with one another the loops are almost countless. Keep in mind that some of these trails are very steep and often narrow. The Flume Knob Trail (11) and the Bears Den Mountain Trail (12) are not recommended for anything in winter other than snowshoeing.
Five "easy" trails are part of the Flume Trails System. They are Corridor, Delta, Corridor Loop, River, and Lower Connector. Suitable for any skill level. Three "moderate" trails are Bluff, Cedar, and Erratic. A bit more challenging. Four more trails are simply rated "hard" because they are. Watch out for Rock Garden, Marble Mountain, Ridge, and Upper Connector.
Read our blog post about the Flume Trails.