Lila’s Ledge & Brad’s Bluff

brads bluff view gorham nh

Lila’s Ledge & Brad’s Bluff

Enjoy excellent views of Wildcat Mountain, Mt. Washington and Pinkham Notch with this 2.8 mile hiking loop. You can start from the Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center and take the Old Jackson Road / Trail (.4 miles) to the Crew Cut Trail. From there, turn left onto George's Gorge Trail which follows a small brook. There are some steep sections. Follow the sign onto Liebskind's Loop to Lila's Ledge. There is a short down-and-up that leads to Brad's Bluff, named after Bradford Swan, an AMC volunteer who set this trail network up in the 1960s/70s. Continue on Liebeskind's Loop to Lila's Ledge. You'll pass some interesting rocky cliff faces. Lila's Ledge was named for Bradford Swan's wife. Be careful on the last short descent to the ledge, especially in wet or icy conditions.

In the summer, you could also start from / park at Wildcat Mountain and walk across Rt 16 to the trail entrance; there is a sign. There's a short stretch on the Crew Cut trail that joins the loop.

Location & Parking

361 NH-16, Gorham, NH 03581
Parking Details
Best option to start is from the Pinkham Notch Visitor"s Center; plenty of parking available there. In the summer, you can also park at Wildcat Mountain (trail sign and access across the street).

Managing Organization

Managing Organization
Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), U.S. Forest Service - White Mountain National Forest
Website (URL)



Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
Pet Friendly
Vault Toilet, seasonal