Imp Trailhead to Imp Ledges (Imp Face)

imp ledges face summertime

Imp Trailhead to Imp Ledges (Imp Face)

This very popular trailhead leads up to Imp Face / Imp Ledges where hikers can catch spectacular views of the Presidential Mountain Range from Mt. Washington over to Mt. Madison. Accessed in all four seasons. Hikers can loop back down for a 6-mile hike or access the Carter-Moriah Ridge and/or the Wild River Wilderness by following the North Carter trail. This is also a great out and back hike option (~4.5 miles total) if you don't want to walk the road for that .3 mile stretch in between the north and south trailheads. As this is a very well-travelled trail during many months of the year, please hike with kindness.

Location & Parking

Martins Location, New Hampshire 03581
Parking Details
There are technically TWO trailheads for the Imp Trailhead, both along Rt. 16, about .3 miles apart. The map is directed to the NORTH trailhead. Coming from Gorham, the first parking area is just after the main entrance to Dolly Copp Road / campground, on the other side of the road. The second parking area is roughly .3 miles south on Route 16. Each trailhead has a gravel pullout parking area, accomodating a limited number of cars.

Managing Organization

Managing Organization
U.S. Forest Service - White Mountain National Forest


Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
Pet Friendly