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Mount Whiteface via Blueberry Ledge Trail

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White Mountain National Forest

Mount Whiteface via Blueberry Ledge Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Wonalancet, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until October.

Length7.1 miElevation gain2808 ftRoute typeOut & Back
HikingNature tripsSnowshoeingRunningForestRiverViewsWildlifeRockyScrambleNo dogs
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Please note parking is not located directly at trailhead. The trailhead is located and the trail begins approximately .5 mile into this route.

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Reviews (241)
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Jess Q
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Hiking

The entire waySunny and mild winds. Went up on a weekday and basically saw nobody the entire way.

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Lisa Stift
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Hiking

Fun hike. Definitely challenging at the top but the views were some of the best of the 4000ftrs! Lots of leaves covering the lower part of the trails so there were some moments where we didn't know if we were still on the trail. Some of the markers on the trees were faded. Glad we had All TraiWpuld highly recommend this hike! Definitely need hiking boots with good tread. No snow just fallen leaves.ls running to know we were on the trail.

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Will Zheng
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HikingGreat!
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Biyuan Zhang
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Rock climbing

Lost my gloves on my way down yesterday. It’s black and red. If you found it, please let me know. Hate to leave the trace, my bad!

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Tyler Robinson
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Abi Leigh
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Ryan Gallagher
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Jenn Nickerson
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Hiking

This was probably the funnest trail I have hiked in a long time. I would say the hike is moderate up until the rock scramble at the top. You need a certain amount of athleticism to safely navigate the last 0.4 to the summit.. The day that I did this trail, it was heavily trafficked which caused bottlenecks when you get to the scramble. The views are incredible of course.

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Devon Roche
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Beauitful views on the way up and decent scrambling the last half mile but nothing too crazy. Highly recommend this!

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Joe DeBenedictis
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I enjoyed it

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Richard Moland
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Steve Nesky
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Hiking

Whiteface was good and steep. Blueberry ledge was a nice walk in the woods near the stream. One good workout one good cool down. Didn't make it to summit because the rain began to pour right as we got to the rock scramble at last .4. :(

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Lucas Hurley
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Has one of the tougher scrambles of the 48. No water fill ups other than at the very beginning.

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Beth Rose
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Hiking

Nice trail with moderate scramble at top. Small, but beautiful view. Hit Sandwich Creamery on the way home for ice cream.

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Paul Arruda
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martin markenson
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HikingGreat!

11 of 48 for the 4000 footers. One of our favorites. Starts off flat and then gets steeper and steeper. Really enjoyed the scrambling. If you have experience scrambling it wasn’t bad. Great views of the nearby lakes on the top

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Ryan C
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Great hike with good views. Not very dog friendly though unless you don’t mind carrying them up the ledges.

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Jon Hildreth
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Nice hike with some rock climbing. Really crowded at summit of whiteface with little social distancing. One couple spread out having lunch on actual (tiny) top so you had to be within a couple feet of them if you wanted to summit during Covide 19. Glad we decided not to take our dog, Charlie, as it would have been difficult with the rock climbing at the top.

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Mckenna Smart
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HikingRockyScramble

It was a difficult trial but was a ton of fun. Unfortunately when we got to the top it was too foggy to see, but we ddI get a few good looks on some ledges on the way up.

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Sara Carter
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Hiking

I enjoyed this hike a lot and would highly recommend it. It’s a mix of challenging steep sections and scrambling. Once you reach the top it’s all worth it. I really enjoyed eating lunch while looking at the amazing views.

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Ginger Slentz
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The scramble at the top was no joke. Be sure to bring lots of water if hiking in the summer, saw a few ppl have to cut their hike short because they ran out of water. Overall a tough hike for a 4,000 footer but a great one.

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Peter Ammondson
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Tough last mile with some scrambling and a lot of false summits but a nice trail!

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Kevin Boutet
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Great views. Hardest part is right before the top of the summit I think but nothing crazy, very fun. Dogs will need a little help for sure. Bugs weren’t bad until around noon

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Kimberly Ellis
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HikingBugsScramble

Highly caution bringing your dog up this trail. We had 3 dogs (boxer - 7, golden - 7, lab - 11), and everyone needed to be helped at some point. These dogs have done most of the dog friendly whites so far... including flume/liberty, and this was tough. Recommend the right side of the small loop so they can play in the water up and down. Buggy at the beginning and top, but bug spray did the trick. Great views :)

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C Bjerke
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HikingBugsScramble

We hiked this really beautiful trail out and back to the summit of Mount Whiteface. After the first mile or so, (including the dirt road walk from the parking area which was covered in white admiral butterflies), it is a very steady climb with a few brief respites, but gorgeous the whole way. The ledges were a pretty challenging scramble, not sure if I preferred them going up or down — definitely not for the faint of heart in either direction. We were very surprised at the lack of signage for the actual 4,019 ft summit of Whiteface. Guess most people do this as a loop with Passaconaway, so cross it along the Rollins Trail, but since I didn’t have the extra 5 miles in me today, I was glad I had a topo map with the actual summit marked and AllTrails to show me when I actually got there, as the little rock cairn was pretty easy to miss. The black flies were still pretty wicked and there is NO WATER source of any kind along the trail, so I was glad I had 2 liters. Overall we highly recommend this hike! P.S. (Our mileage might be a tad off, as a storm hit us on the second ledge section so we went down and up that twice to seek shelter, but the hike at 8.8 miles was longer than other reports we’d read, maybe the others didn’t include the walk from the parking lot?).

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