Artist Bluff Trail

MODERATE 150 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
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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

18 hours 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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2 days ago

2 days 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

3 days ago

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

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4 days 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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8 days 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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19 days ago

Great hike took a five year old and he loved it !!

24 days ago

We didn't go left to Bald mtn thinking artists bluff would be easier...it isn't an "easy hike" more like moderate. I don't think taking young kids would be a good idea.

27 days ago

27 days ago

quite steep coming down right side, great view

29 days ago

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