Nickerson Ledge Trail 2018-06-12T21:18:47-04:00
Nickerson Ledge

Nickerson Ledge

Nickerson Ledge Trail (USFS)

This trail connects the Piper Trail with the Carter Ledge Trail, making possible loop hikes that include the attractive ledges on the northeast part of Mt Chocorua.

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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