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Pretty steep, although fairly short. The views are great, especially from Bald Mountain. Artist’s Bluff might be unsettling to those with a fear of heights.

18 days ago

my boyfriend and I hiked this 2 years ago, in early September. Great hike. Not too strenuous, nice views. Great for kids and beginners.

28 days ago

Fairly easy hike with terrific views of Echo Lake and the ski trails at Cannon. Plenty of parking. In warmer weather, you can go for a post-hike swim.

My annual Bridal Veil Falls hike! Every winter I make this enjoyable hike and this year did not disappoint. Not too strenuous of a hike, if you're in decent shape, and spent some time at the frozen falls poking around exploring. There were a couple of ice caves that I was able to stick my head in to grab some pictures. In one of them was a frozen ice column that was so smooth/clear it looked like glass! Mother Nature at her finest. Wore microspikes and made things much easier however you could probably manage without them.

1 month ago

Great day on the trail, all alone 34* F sunny/lite wind. Trail was well packed.

I only went to Georgiana Falls. The trail was muddy, eroded, and got rocky towards the end, and the rain didn’t help. We stopped at a cascade, then I scrambled up some steep and slippery rocks to get to the waterfall. I imagine it would be much nicer on a drier day in late spring.

Very nice short trail and beautiful view

Great day! Snow shoed in and watched ice climbers. Everyone there had a great day. Jan. 28th felt like a spring day!

1 month ago

great winter hike. plowed parking lot. packed trail so micro spikes were fine. nice gradual climb. this time of year I would suggest taking the spur to the falls on the way up. the steps near the falls are really icy. much easier climbing up than down. great day about 90 minutes round trip

2 months ago

Great trail, the snow had been packed down by the recent rain and freeze, and we were able to hike it without any trouble. The falls are stunning this time of year! I’ll be returning the next time we have some snowfall to experience the snow covered trees. I’d highly recommend this trail. Short but beautiful!

Amazing out and back following the water. A favorite annually

We only went as far as the top of upper Georgiana Falls (1.8m). That cut out almost half of the elevation gain, making it a hike easy enough for our young kids. Our favorite hike in Franconia Notch with young kids, however, is the Basin Cascades Trail to Kinsman Falls.

I did this trail in early November and I wasn't expecting much in terms of scenery but BOY was I wrong. The waterfall is beautiful and seems to just keep going and going as you climb from its base to the top. Highly recommend this hike. Note: It was muddy in places at that time of year and the blazes are a little more spread apart than usual. Almost got lost but remembering what you saw on the way to the falls helps a lot on the way back.

very nice in winter !!

3 months ago

Lovely for an early winter hike. Not too steep so the iciness was manageable although crampons probably would have been safer

Nice family hike with nice views. Fairly slippery today due to ice on the trail. Also fairly windy near the top- 25-35 mph estimated wind gusts so wind chill was 13 degrees F.

poorly marked trail going up, half way through I wasn't sure I was going the right way. going back down was somewhat better marked.

4 months ago

Beautiful fall hike! Started around 11am from the Echo Lake parking lot and ended at 1pm in the Cannon overflow lot. Great day for hiking and only came across a few other people so not crowded at all! Perfect for tiring out the puppy!

This trail was a little difficult for me, but I'm not in that great of shape. It was uphill the entire time (I'm gonna call it nature's Stairmaster) with very very few flat areas. The end view was totally worth it, and I would absolutely do this trail again. The descent, though, made me a little nervous with all the leaves on the ground making it a little slippery.

lovely view.
park at echo lake and you cross the road and the trial head is on your left just past the road barrier. I think you should start the loop from the left as we went right but at the top couldn't see the connecting loop so just went out and back. it is a lovely view and worth the climb but it is a climb!

4 months ago

Nice views at the top of Mt. Major after a nice relaxing hike :) We chose the less steep route up, and coming down the steeper side wasn’t bad at all.

4 months ago

2nd time. Beautiful panoramic summit!

Beautiful hike! Completed this with my two labs who are better hikers than I am. Very dog friendly, did keep on leashes, as it is near the highway in the beginning. Amazing view at the summit!

Not a good trail for someone with knee issues. You basically climb straight up a jumble of boulders. Descending the rubble is tricky, too. Take a hiking stick.

My first hike ever its was beautiful I got there very early first light only 2 other cars when you park you’re facing a deserted lot walk by rope signs walk straight ahead trough lot trail head for bald mt artists bluff is slightly to the left at tree line HAPPY TRAILS

beautiful trail in October 2917. good first day, warm up trail.

5 months ago

Pretty easy hike with okay views! The little library at the top is so cute! Can get steep at times but not too challenging.

Nice short steep climb, amazing views 10/6/17

nice falls, not that many views, overall nice afternoon hike.

With my 5 and 9 year old.

The 1st quarter mile follows a small stream and crosses under both the north and south bound lanes of 93. After the stream and the sounds from the highway mostly disappear there is a steady incline for the next mile. The last quarter mile is noticeably steeper but still is manageable for younger and less experienced hikers.

My youngest handled going up fine but needed a small amount on help on the way down during the steeper section. It took us about two hours to the summit with three small breaks for the smaller legs. Going down was about and hour and a half with only one small break. The trail is well marked.

The views at the top are great but only to the south. The summit has a large drop off but there is plenty of room away from the edge even for a large group.

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