Atop Sunset Hill, the Red Jacket Mountain View offers one of the most spectacular views of North Conway's well-known natural formations: Cathedral Ledge and Whitehorse Ledge. Although both ledges lack the physical size of many other valley peaks their sheer glistening walls of granite command one’s attention almost immediately. Over the course of time, the ledges have remained one of the most popular rock climbing and sightseeing destinations in the eastern United States.
Aptly named for a 40' x 60' cave carved into the side, the symmetry of this ledge's roofing, coupled with its majestic view of Mt. Kearsarge, earned this ledge its name. Cathedral Ledge was believed to have been climbed first in 1931. Today, an auto road at the top lets everyone enjoy its tremendous views.
When the light is just right, it has been said that a white horse makes itself visible to the naked eye on this ledge. Whitehorse Ledge, a huge granite mass, was first scaled in its entirety by the Appalachian Mountain Club in 1932. Today, Whitehorse is the perfect summer day's backdrop to nearby Echo Lake.
Summer and Winter Outdoor Activities
- Black Mountain
- Bretton Wood
- Diana's Baths
- Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
- Jackson Ski Touring
- King Pine Ski Area
- Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring
- New Hampshire Trails Bureau
- Outdoor ESCAPES New Hampshire
- Wildcat Mountain
- Alpine Adventures
- Fryeburg Snowmobile Rentals
- Northern Extremes