Artist Bluff Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Artist Bluff Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Franconia, NH that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles 465 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
8 days ago

short, but really fun with great views!

1 month ago

Love the ease of the trail. Took a hike 16 sept w the family. Ages 3 to 61. Fun for all. Beautiful, windy and colorful day on the rock. Minimal wind on the path. The kids loved climbing up the rocks. Great memories were created that day

1 month ago

excellent trail. mostly incline or decline plus rocks of all sizes. amazing views. definitely moderate.

hiking
1 month ago

Very short hike but gorgeous view, it was crowded, maybe too much for me. I enjoy this trail but prefer longer ones, I've never did this one so I have to try it. Really great view on Cannon Montain, Echo Lake and Mt. Lafayette; with the autumn foliage that was really beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous views for a relatively quick and easy trail. Some spots are a little steep.

2 months ago

I just loved this hike because it was short although steep. Beautiful boulders to sit on and just take in the beauty of the lake below and the abundance of mountain peaks. Can't wait to get back. Side note ... Did attempt to hike bald Mtn on return trip. Just not so sure we did though. Oh and trail to Artist Bluff clearly marked w red markers on the tree

3 months ago

Great short trail to do as a family. The trail is mostly made of stones, with some large boulders on the sides. It is fairly steep, but the rocks are firmly in place. We hiked from the parking lot, to the bluff and than to the road in front of the lake. You do have a walk along the road to get back to your car. We did this at the end of the day after hike a few other larger trails. So although it was a challenge for novices like us, it was easy to complete in around an under an hour.

3 months ago

Great little hike with great views

4 months ago

Great time for the whole family!!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike for a cool view, took the steep stairs up from the road. Quick little burn up the hill but took only about 10 minutes. Add this into any day in Franconia for an awesome lunch spot with a great view of the valley.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike with dogs. Easy hike with a nice view and space at the top for lunch.

hiking
6 months ago

We did the short section. Up the steep "stairs" to the lake view. Very nice view. Wish I had a better cell connection to see the map of the entire loop.
Next time for sure.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful spring morning hike. No one else on the trail up, a few on the trek down. Great brisk climb. Enjoyed it and will repeat the hike again.

6 months ago

This is a great way to get some perspective without a 4000 ft summit. quick but steep.

hiking
6 months ago

Flowers, nice views, easy-moderate, good loop.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful summit and nice/short hike up

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

A little muddy in spots, but a beautiful hike as always. Love going up Bald first, then over to Bluff and walk up the road.

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful