Mount Chocorua and Carter Ledge Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews

Mount Chocorua and Carter Ledge Loop is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albany, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

8.1 miles
2,933 feet



nature trips




wild flowers

20 days ago

A wonderful hike. We completed it in 6 hours at a leisurely pace in rainy weather. Went up via Nickerson Ledge Trail then Carter Ledge Trail which leads to a large granite opening with views and blueberries (in late July). It’s a wonderful spot for lunch. The Middle Sister Trail was along an open granite ridge with great views to both sides. We didn’t do the spur to the summit of Mt Chocorua but descended down Piper Trail. In the rain it was very slippery on the open granite faces. We had a few falls. The top half of this hike also involves scrambling up and down steep rock strewn narrow trails which are streams in the rain. The lower section of Piper Trail crosses a stream which is a nice area to hangout.

1 month ago

Great hike!

5 months ago

Hiked this one last September and meant to write a review- loved this hike, there was a decent amount of traffic so a fun hike if you like meeting others on the trail and at the summit. There are no trees as you summit, it's an open cone shape with all of these great slabs of rock which can be a little nerve-racking when it gets steeper but reaching the summit is worth it especially on a sunny day!