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!

Pack List

  • Hiking poles (in winter)
  • 2L water per person (if hiking up)
  • Camera
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RT Distance 3.4 Miles
Elevation Gain 722 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic

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