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A short and moderate trail that leads to both Bald Mountain and Artist Bluff


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

65%

Runnable

2,342' 714 m

High

1,987' 606 m

Low

292' 89 m

Up

355' 108 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

All of the trails in this area, including this one, are blazed red. The trail includes some moderate inclines for the first two thirds of the route. Shortly after beginning on the trail it comes to a junction with the Bald Mountain Spur. It then continues upward and onward to Artist's Bluff Spur.

Both of these spurs are short and offer very rewarding views. After passing Artist's Bluff the trail descends pretty steeply. Throughout this trail, especially on the way down, there are some minor exposed roots and rocks. However, this trail is generally pretty well taken care of. The trail ends on Profile Road across from Echo Lake.

Contacts

Shared By:

Patrick Neary with improvements by Daniel McCloskey

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  4.4 from 7 votes

#7953

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  4.4 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#175

in New Hampshire

#7,953

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Photos

The trail leading to the Artists Bluff overlook.
Jul 14, 2020 near Franconia, NH
View from Bald Mountain, Franconia (494073)
Dec 14, 2017 near Franconia, NH
Bald Mountain.
Dec 14, 2017 near Franconia, NH
Sign at the beginning of the Bald Mountain Spur
Jul 14, 2020 near Franconia, NH
View from Artists Bluff
Jul 14, 2020 near Franconia, NH

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