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Honestly I read the reviews about the traffic noise and once we got halfway up the trail the smell... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Krista H
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Beautiful Spot even in the bad weather

We did the entire loop here. This 1.4 mile trail takes you to a stunning vista of Echo Lake and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Honestly I read the reviews about the traffic noise and once we got halfway up the trail the smell of the trees and the random offshoot view spots made it forgettable.. when we got to the actual bluff I was blown away and didn’t even...More

Thank Krista H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the entire loop here. This 1.4 mile trail takes you to a stunning vista of Echo Lake and the Franconia Notch. Known for a great view of fall foliage, this hike rewards you with great views. It was a fairly easy hike and...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great easy family hike w/ a great view of the notch. Do a loop with Bald mountain (it's a short mountain, very doable)-- the views are even better. Bring water.

Thank Kendra O
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Did this at the end of the bike/walk path from Flume Gorge. Nice view, very steep incline with some rock scrambling. Saw a storm coming in which was cool. Make sure you get to the actual bluff because there's sort of a fake bluff that...More

Thank kdeford
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Having visited the White Mountains throughout my years in NH, I noticed this out of the way place to walk and take in spectacular views online. My family and I saw snow capped mountains in April and returned in August to find the path one...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This trail is often described as one of the top scenic trails in the area, but we much preferred rattlesnake mountain and cathedrals ledge which both afforded better views. Also, while not that long, this trail is full of rocks and roots and is more...More

2  Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Did the Bald Mountain/Artists Bluff loop. Started at the "upper" trail beginning in the Cannon Mt overflow parking area, going up Bald Mountain first. From there, we traversed across to Artists Bluff. Nice little hike. Very well marked for the most part. Nice views on...More

1  Thank Coupleforfun
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We took this hike for the first time this year with my 3 and 5 year old boys and 13 and 14 year old girls and we absolutely loved it. We started up the trail that heads right up toward Bald Mountain, but veered off...More

5  Thank mmbcde
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We enjoyed hiking towards the Artist Bluff Trail. The trail at first was heading up the mountain and then later we were walking down to reach and enjoy the panorama. Interestingly enough, we met hikers that had lost their way. It’s easy to do so....More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 13 November 2017

always start with a quick trip up to the view. in just a short 15 mins. you are treated to a view that is priceless

1  Thank Michael M
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