Nickerson Ledge Trail (USFS)
The Nickerson Ledge Trail is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
Trail distances & estimated hiking times from White Ledge Campground (740′):
- to Middle Sister Trail, lower junction (1100′): 1.0 mi., 350 ft., 40 min.
- to Nickerson Ledge Trail (1740′): 2.0 mi., 1000 ft., 1 hour 30 min.
- to Middle Sister Trail, upper junction (3240′): 3.7 mi., 2600 ft., 3 hr. 10 min.
- Mt Chocorua summit: 4.3 mi., 2700 ft., 3 hr., 30 min.
Trail details: The Nickerson Ledge Trail leaves the Piper Trail 1.2 mi. from the parking lot off Route 16 and climbs rather steeply 0.2 mi. to Nickerson Ledge, which has a restricted view of the summit of Mt Chocorua, then continues with a gradual ascent to the Carter Ledge Trail 2.0 mi. above White Ledge Campground.
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