Hike Cathedral Ledge



3.4 miles

Elevation Gain

722 ft

Route Type


Added by Danielle Tourigny

Within close proximity to North Conway, Cathedral Ledge is scenic at any time of year.

During spring, summer and fall there is a road that allows you to drive to the top of Cathedral Ledge. In winter the road is closed off to vehicles so reaching the top requires a 1.7 mile hike. Once at the top, there is a fenced in lookout with a 180 degree view of North Conway and the surrounding mountains. There is also a gorgeous aerial view of Echo Lake. 

Cathedral Ledge also has a plethora of rock climbing trails that you find people utilizing during all seasons. If you are in North Conway and want to experience a stunning view, Cathedral View is the place to go!

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Known for

Rock Climbing
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby



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nice hike!!

been here a few times in the past and just recently hiked again with a couple of friends. definitely beginner friendly and has a great view at the top. great spot for a picnic or to watch the sunrise as well!

Not bad

Nice short hike. Came up from the lake between the two ledges. Fair number of mosquitoes down near the lake.

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