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The White Ledge Loop is a popular journey close to North Conway. It technically has a "summit," but I wouldn't really call this a mountain. In the fall though, this would be a gorgeous foliage trek. Unfortunately I caught it a few weeks too soon when I did it.


The trail itself is in good shape, but has clear signs of overuse. Nonetheless it made for a good but tough run (before I was due to climb Chocorua with Liam later in the day).

I took the loop going left, but it seems like it is more common to go right because it isn't as steep.


The views were quite nice, but they left me longing for more. They weren't directed toward the bigger mountains, but it had a unique feel than the other views I'm used to on the Franconia side.



The terrain was rugged but pleasant on the downhill, but eventually the trail starts to rise again once you get below treeline.



The final section was an easy jaunt downhill, and it made for a great sub-hour run. It would probably be closer to 2-3 hours as a hike.

Total Time: 49 mins

Total Distance: ~3.86 miles Garmin Fenix 5x Plus (4.1 on map)

Total Elevation Gain: ~1407 vertical gain