White Ledge Loop Trail

EASY 37 reviews

White Ledge Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile loop trail located near Conway, New Hampshire and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,427 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

Directions from Conway, NH: Travel south on SR 16 about 5 miles passing through the tiny burg of Albany. The trail is accessed from two locations: White Ledge Campground or Pine Knoll Camp which is .5 miles northeast of the campground on SR 16. An old road serves as a link between SR 16 and White Ledge Loop Trail.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice view from the top, cool rocks on the ledge. I would rate this moderate, there were some steep parts up and down, about 2 hours up, 1 hour down.

4 days ago

Not easy! Definitely moderate, some pretty steep climbing. It was beautiful but tough for a family

5 days ago

A great hike, but should definitely be rated as a moderate level. The rock scramble at the top was definitely not for first timers within an experienced guide with them. This was My birthday hike with my 26 year old son! It rained and was overcast, but it was an awesome trail, hike and day! Would definitely do it again!

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful and easy loop. I was happily surprised with the trail and what if offered to see. There were a lot of mushrooms that I’ve never seen in my life. Also cool to find blueberries, chipmunks in the wild, and a bunch of unique trees and plants. Highly recommended!

hiking
3 months ago

NICE TRAIL STARTS IN OPEN HARDWOODS AND CLIMBS INTO LEDGES WITH GREAT VIEWS IN MANY DIRECTIONS. FOLLOWS A BROOK ON THE WAY BACK. NO ICE ON THE TRAIL FIRST TIME THIS SEASON .SPRING MUST BE HERE.

8 months ago

Closer to a moderate hike- gate at trail head locked so parked down at Pine Knoll trail head and walked up 16 to White Ledge- added 2.6 extra miles to a fun hike

hiking
10 months ago

My dog and I enjoyed this hike. Some steep parts but nothing too challenging. We only passed two other hikers. I thought the trail was easy to follow but there were limited yellow markers on the trail (as others have mentioned), so I was glad to have the app to confirm we were on track. I had difficulty finding the trailhead from the White Ledge Campsite (even with the app), but eventually found an entrance around campsites 6-7. Parking very limited here. There were a few (like 3) public spots, and other places you could park that weren't as clear (e.g., in the grass or near the dumpster towards the front).

11 months ago

We started from the other entrance of Echo Lake but this was a very enjoyable hike-made even nicer given the fact it was raining and a good portion of the trail is under tree cover! The views though we spectacular. Think it was more like 9km for us but all in all a lovely was to spend a few hours!

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

I would not rate this as easy, I am also a new hiker.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Nice views and a good hike, but the mosquitos were brutal. Like other reviewers, I was happy to have the app to confirm where I was going when the trail was poorly marked.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Nice trail. Easy to get to. Went Memorial Day weekend. Bring bug repellent. Very pretty views at the top. Agree with previous review that more yellow markers are needed and App confirmed we were still on the trail.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

We rate this hike as "moderate" for some steeper rocky stretches (see topo map) during our early spring hike. There is a definite shortage of yellow trail blazes in some sections - we were glad we had this app to confirm we were still on the trail! Views approaching, and on, the ledges are great!

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

I would considerate it moderate in difficulty. 1 1/2 hours up - 1 down, fairly steep in places. Nice hike.

hiking
Friday, August 23, 2013

Beautiful trail and views, a great hike! We only encountered 1 other hiker on the trail but saw a black bear foraging for blueberries at the top and a large porcupine on the way down...amazing.

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