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Cathedral Ledge State Park


579 Cathedral Ledge Road, Bartlett, NH 03812

Hours and Fees

Gate is open for the season.
Operating Schedules

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting.

Off season use: During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Fees: When park is unstaffed during the season, please deposit payment in any of the 3 Iron Ranger (self-serve paystation) along Cathedral Ledge Rd. or at the summit.  Checks can be made payable to Treasurer, State of NH.

Activities and amenities

Hiking Mountain Biking Picnic Area Walking Trails Scenic Overlook

About the Park

A mile-long auto road leads to the top of 700-foot Cathedral Ledge where views across the Saco River Valley to the White Mountains can be enjoyed. The park can be also be accessed from hiking trails at Echo Lake State Park. Once on the top, a new accessible hiking trail leads to a view of the valley. Both Cathedral and nearby White Horse ledges are popular rock and ice climbing walls.
Echo Lake & Cathedral Ledge Trail Map


If you are planning a wedding or elopement this season, please contact the park directly at 603-356-2672.
For wedding information from November through May, Please contact or (603) 227-8745.

Are pets allowed at Cathedral Ledge?

Pets are permitted on hiking trails in the Cathedral and White Horse areas only. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Group Use Reservations

Please see our Pavilions and Group Use page for Reservation information.

Youth Group Day Use

Youth and School Groups must call the park directly at least 2 weeks prior to arrival to make reservations before visiting. The Bus Pass Program is available for NH youth organizations that meet the program criteria (for more information and applications, please visit BUS PASS PROGRAM.)
Groups that do not meet the qualification for the Bus Pass Program are eligible to receive a discounted rate. For More information, please visit our School & Youth Group Page.


Keep Your Parks Clean

This State Park is a Carry In / Carry Out location. Please take your trash and leave no trace. Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Visit our Accessibility page.  For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.

Additional Resources

Echo Lake & Cathedral Ledge Trail Map
Access Fund
Friends of The Ledges
White Mountain Trail Collective


Drone use is restricted at all NH State Park. Drone operators are not permitted to take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.
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