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 runners can connect to Chainsaw
for a larger loop of the area.
Pine and aspens. Wildflowers in season. Possible to see moose along the marshy areas by the creek.