Cathedral Ledge State Park

579 Cathedral Ledge Road
Bartlett, NH  03812
(603) 356-2672

NOTE: 2020 season TBD, gates currently closed.

Activities and Amenities

Welcome to Cathedral Ledge State Park.  The park is open!

The gate on the auto road to the summit is closed for the season but don’t let that deter you.
Without vehicular traffic the one-mile road has turned into a walkers’ and bikers’ paradise.
 
Enjoy the mostly shaded walk up to the 1159-foot summit and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Washington Valley and the mountains to the south, east and north.
 
Pack snacks and fluids for your walk or bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the wide open areas on the south side of the Ledge where weddings are held and the views of 1300-foot White Horse Ledge and the Moat Mountain Range will take your breath away.
 
Leashed canine family members are always welcome.
 
If you are a hiker enjoy the trails from Echo Lake State Park around the lake on the Echo Lake Trail and then up Bryce Path or enter from Cathedral Ledge Rd. and take Bryce Link to Bryce Path to the summit.  All our trails are blazed in yellow.
 
Be aware the road is still used for our Park Department vehicles and for wedding parties.
If you are planning a ten person or less wedding or elopement, we are taking reservations for this season.
Contact the Park Manager, Alan Tate, at 603-356-2672 for particulars.
 
This State Park is a Carry In / Carry Out location. Please take your trash and leave no trace.
 
New Hampshire State Parks are self-funded through the fees collected for recreational activities and support the maintenance, protection and preservation of our scenic, historical, recreational and natural areas throughout the state.
 
Please consider making a donation at any of the three donation canisters, “Iron Rangers,” along Cathedral Ledge Rd. or at the summit.
 
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.

Operating Schedule


The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Please be aware that many State Park areas and trails are not staffed during the off-season, and day-use fees are not collected. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Are pets allowed at Cathedral Ledge State Park?

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

Keep Your Parks Clean

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

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.