|Views from White Ledge Trail|
|Slab portion near summit of White Ledge|
Here's how to recreate this adventure...
Adventure: White Ledge Trail Loop
Getting there: White Ledge Trail is located in the White Ledge Campground off Highway 16
|Trail sign at back of campground. Park at front where marked.|
|Mom enjoys White Ledge Views.|
Around 2.5 miles (traveling counter clockwise) you will reach the summit. Someone has spray
|Spur Trail on the way down has gorgeous view!|
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate. There is no difficult footwork (by White Mountain standards), but the mileage makes this a moderate hike since it takes 3-4 hours.
- Use your AMC White Mountains Trail Map 3 to find the location of the hike. When we visited
(June 2016), the White Ledge Campground Sign had been removed off Rt. 16.
- Although the hike is relatively easy, weather and conditions can change rapidly in the White Mountains. Bring plenty of water (at least 1 L a person), snacks, map, rain gear, and a first aid kit.
- Watch carefully for the Yellow Blazes. The trial is not very worn and it's easy to mistake a deer trail or spur trail for the actual trail. At one point, my mom and I retraced our steps backwards to make sure we were still on the trail.
- There are pit toilets available at the trailhead. From what I could tell, it did not cost anything to park as a day visitor.
My mom, baby Lucien, and I really enjoyed this quiet and enjoyable hike. It was a treat to find solitude in the woods and experience a new view.
|Lucien and I enjoy the view|
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|Selfie on Summit of White Ledge|