Cathedral Ledge Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Cathedral Ledge Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bartlett, New Hampshire. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

ice climbing

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

snow

5 hours ago

6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

walking
15 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

short but steep for most of it. The top offers some pretty awesome views.

3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

It was slippery with the leaves on the ground. you have to be pretty fit to go up. The sense of accomplishment at the top is all worth it!

hiking
8 months ago

I really liked this trail. It's quick and fun and gets the blood flowing. Also, the view from the top is beautiful and peaceful. I took a quasi-nap before walking down the road back to my car. It took me a while to find the entrance. If you miss it (it's the very first trail on the road up on the left) then you'll most likely (like myself and many other people I noticed) will end up in front of a sign for Cathedral Ledge climbing that explains how to do the trail but is actually not where the trailhead is (if you notice a bunch of rock climbers you've most likely gone one sign too far). Hopefully this will help save at least one person 20 minutes of driving around looking for it

hiking
8 months ago

Tip to find most direct route to Cathedral Ledge. Enter from 1st trailhead on Cathedral Ledge Road. (Entering from other trail heads can be confusing, as others have reported) Follow yellow blazes, take right at Bryce Trail marker to the top. (If you look at the back of the sign you might think you are going the wrong direction. You're not. Continue to follow yellow on Bryce Trail.)

Approx. one hour hike with some steep segments. Good intro to steep hiking. Superb views at top. Pack a lunch and eat on rock ledge.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice

hiking
9 months ago

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9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Not clearly marked. Great work out though. Not exactly easy but when you get up its an accomplishment. You can also take the auto road down. Great day!

10 months ago

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10 months ago

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Loved this area! Beautiful hike. The trails are not clearly marked so it's easy to get turned around. The hike up the side of the mountain is moderate to difficult, but if you're just there for the view, there's a parking lot at the top!

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2016

Very nice

hiking
Saturday, January 30, 2016

We took the auto road up and the short hike to Cathedral Ledge in July 2002 as a postlude to our eventful drive up Mt. Washington on a very windy day. From Mt. Washington, we traveled down 16 to Conway, took a right on 302 and then a left onto West Road and onto Cathedral Rock road to the top for a great view. We saw climbers scaling the cliffs and saw a hawk or peregrine falcon that was upset with the climbers. Echo Lake State Park is a great destination and not to be missed if you're in the neighborhood.