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White Horse Ledge

North Conway, NH
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Ranked #12 of 20 Attractions in North Conway
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Rock climbing
Description: An 800-foot cliff for climbing that is located in the White Mountains.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Hiked the trail from the White Mountain Hotel and resort. Took 3 hrs. Very rocky, difficult climbs at times due to hard to read trail markings. Got caught in the rain half way up so once up top there was no view except of trees and fog.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great view of the Mount Washington Valley, & relatively easy to get to, is you don't climb the face of the cliff. Just follow West Side Road to "Cathedral Ledge" to go to the top, or park in the White Mountain Hotel to look up at the rock climbers.

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New York City, New York
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25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Short hike , the view is excellent, from the top. You can do a nice loop with the cathedral ledge ( 3.6 miles). It also can be excellent slab or ice climbing place .

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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141 reviews 141 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

If you like slab climbing, you really need to try White Horse. There are both easy and tough routes. Be prepared for a great full day of multipitch! Run outs that can play with your head, too! Do your research. You can go off route, and you should use more than one (70 meter) rope. My friends (the team after... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We had a little trouble hiking up there because the trails were covered in leaves. It wouldn't have been a problem but some areas were steep and rocky. We had to be extra cautious where we stepped because the rocks becomes slippery due to the leaves. Even though this took some extra time and effort, we were well rewarded with... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I'd like to try this trail again in the summer. In November, the trail was covered with leaves that hid the bare roots and granite boulders. We turned back half way up for fear of getting a sprained ankle.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The view is tremendous for such little effort. Choose a clear day , drive or hike up and you won't be disappointed.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We followed the yellow trail markers from the White Mountain Hotel. The hike to the summit and viewing area took us about 2 hours. We did the complete loop up and over which was tougher going down -

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Manchester, Maine
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8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We hiked from the Echo Lake State Park parking lot up the Bryce Path to Cathedral Ledged, then across to WhieHorse Ledge, then down the way we came. Perfect afternoon hike of about 3 1/2 miles with some interesting steep areas and fantastic views.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Russell the bartender did a great job serving and entertaining us as we waited for the dining room to open. When they did open they filled up very quickly, that said the dining room service was very good and the kitchen timing was reasonable. The menu has everything from lobster to sandwiches and everything we ordered was enjoyable. They offer... More

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