Manning Trail is a 4.3 mile out and back trail located near Bristol, New Hampshire that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Did a nice loop hike from the AMC Cardigan Lodge back in August of 2016. Manning > Firescrew > Mowglis Trail > Mt Cardigan > Clark Trail > Holt - Clark Cutoff and then the Holt Trail back to the lodge. The trail from Manning to Firewscew as beautiful, serene and a perfect woods hike until just before the summit. My wife, daughter who was 7 at the time and both our dogs. We had a late start (1pm) and saw only a few people on the trail until we reached Cardigan. Cardigan was a gorgeous open summit and only slightly crowded. After a short stay, we returned to the lodge. This is one of my family's favorite hikes. The trails are relativley quiet and very woodsy without having a great deal of obstacles. They were also very dog friendly. The AMC lodge is a nice place to stop and visit and they also sell maps of the area. Highly recommend
A moderate trail with some roots and stone steps in places but mostly very nice. Plenty of spring crossings to water your dog. top part is granite slopes which might be slippery when wet but are perfectly fine when dry. Much easier way to go than the Holt Trail, especially with dog.
awsome groomed trail. well signed. but stay Manning Trail if hiking with a dog
Good choice to the summit of cardigan.. Also summits firescrew joins up with mowglis trail.. We did this at night... Was awesome!