3 locals recommend,
Tips from locals
If Artists Bluff wasn't enough and you want to keep exploring, continue on a loop hike over to Bald Mountain. You will eventually come out across from Cannon Mountain Ski Area, and can walk back down to Echo Lake to your vehicle. Make a day of it and cool off in Echo Lake after all your hiking!
A fantastic trail for kids who want a short adventure but are not ready for a long hike. A ten minute walk up a wide hiking trail ends with a fun scramble up granite slabs to a breathtaking summit and view. Trail head is at the back of the Cannon Mountain Ski area parking lot opposite the mountain (the main base lodge, not the Tram).