Artist Bluff Trail

MODERATE 158 reviews

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

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

Directions from Franconia, NH: Travel south on SR 18 for several miles.

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20 days ago

25 days ago

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.

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1 month ago

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1 month 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!

1 month ago

1 month ago

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!

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1 month ago

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.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Great views but blemished by the highway. Very quick trail especially if you park at Echo Lake State Park. The loop trail fairly easy hiking.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Short but moderately difficult hike. The views are great. Probably wouldn’t be the best on a super rainy day.

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2 months ago