Flume Creek #502

Area Status: Open

This 3.9 mile one way difficult hike offers panoramic views of the Selkirk Mountains from the summit of Abercrombie Mountain. Trail is steady uphill grade with rocky terrain. Campsites are located along the trail. Remember to Pack It In, Pack It Out.  Trail system is within the Abercrombie-Hooknose Roadless Area. Variable weather due to the elevation.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Parking
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Metaline Falls, WA
Information Center: Trail Map provided by NEWashingtontrails.com

General Information


From Metaline Falls, WA:  Take County Road 2975 (Boundary Road) and drive for 3.6 miles to the junction of Forest Road 6200350.   Follow 6200350 for 7.3 miles to the trailhead.  

Google map directions from Metaline Falls, WA

  • NOTE:  The road is very rocky and is not recommended for passenger cars or horse trailers.

Latitude 48.920461 Longitude -117.417050

General Notes:
  • USGS Map: Boundary Dam

Recreation Map

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Day Hiking

  • Scenic views of surrounding mountain peaks.
  • Hooknose Mountain is a challenging cross-country hike across the ridgeline.
Difficulty Level: Difficult


  • Through hike for PNT

Viewing Wildlife

  • Variety of wildlife ranging from common whitetail deer to endangered woodland caribou and threatened grizzly bear.
  • Other species of interest are bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mountain lion, black bear, gray wolf, bald eagle and other bird species.

Viewing Plants

  • Alpine meadow, subalpine habitats.

Viewing Scenery

  • Spectacular views of the Selkirk Mountains and Pend Oreille Valley.


Parking: No Day Use Fee

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Area/Length : 
4.0 miles

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  Elevation : 
7,308 ft.