Cathedral Ledge, North Conway

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Cathedral Ledge, a popular rock-climbing spot, offers an unrivaled view of Echo Lake and the surrounding townships. Take a short drive to the top of this sheer granite cliff, or hike the 2 km (1.2 mi) Bryce path from the bottom of the ledge for a more challenging visit. Rock climbers consider the cliff face a challenging and satisfying climb. Both novice and experienced climbers can ask about guides to lead them up. Make Cathedral Ledge a part of your North Conway vacation plans using our North Conway road trip planning website .
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  • October 2, 2017
    We had heard about Cathedral Ledge and wanted to visit there. The road up was steep and curvy, but worth the climb. There was adequate parking at the top. A brief, easy climb brought us to the ledge w...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    One advantage for this location is that you can drive to the top and then a very short walk to the rim of the Ledge. It is safely designed with a chain link fence around the area you may enter.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    Started at Echo Lake and decided to take this "moderate" hike. I say "moderate" since fr the most part it was but there are 2 spots for maybe .2 miles that I would have considered strenuous due to ste...  more »

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North Conway can get quite busy, especially in summer and the peak foliage period during early fall, so you'll want to choose a place to stay that allows you to head into the surrounding area without driving through town. If you plan to visit attractions to the north, like the White Mountains, stay on the north side of town. For easier access to attractions like the Kancamagus Highway, stay on the south side. Whichever part of town you choose, you'll find a healthy selection of inns and bed and breakfasts in historical houses as well as locally owned hotels, full-service resorts, and vacation rentals.
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