Cotton Mountain is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Holderness, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 574 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

hiking
6 days ago

Great trail... ended up turning this into a loop by heading up to the summit of my Livermore and back over on old highway. That side was much flatter and great for the descent as the cotton mountain trail is extremely steep.

hiking
bugs
rocky
6 days ago

Great trail if you are new to hiking looking for a good work out. I hiked up to the top and then kept following the yellow signs to another great view then back. 5 miles In total. Pretty steep in some parts so recommend bringing sticks but do able if you don’t have them. Today’s weather was perfect too! Great trail

hiking
over grown
9 days ago

Easy hike! Got up in 15 min. Good for sunrise, but not for sunset. Small look-out point and kind of overgrown. Other than that is was a fast and relatively easy hike with my doggo!!

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Short hike, took us 30 mins up with multiple stops. I would still classify it as hard because it becomes incredibly steep. The view is decent and the trail is well marked

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty easy

hiking
10 months ago

Nice short trail with a steady climb. Good view of the lakes at the top.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy in terms of length but packed a punch in intensity, would rate this hard if it was longer. The view isn’t as spectacular as west rattlesnake and the leaf covering is very slippery. Would not recommend doing this with anything but decent hiking boots.

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

hiking
Thu May 30 2019

Very buggy and steep. Going down with lots of leaves on the trail was trying, for lack of a better word! Nice short hike though.

hiking
Thu Nov 01 2018

Nice short hike, yes, steep like they all say. Hiked on a cloudy day after all the rains and with the fallen leaves it was interesting at times due to the incline. Instead of coming back down it, I went on over to Livermore and took the Prescott trail down to the old road. Nice way to make this into a loop hike.

hiking
Thu Aug 23 2018

This was an ok hike. It seemed more moderate than easy... yes its kind of a short trail but the majority of the trail is steep! Still doable with a baby on your back but slow and steady for sure. View was nice at top but only a small clearing to see it.

hiking
Thu Jul 12 2018

NICE SHORT HIKE IF YOU HAVE LITTE KIDS OR A SHORT TIME. GOOD VIEW OF SQUAM LAKE.

hiking
Mon Jul 02 2018

SHORT HIKE BUT STEEP NEAR TOP. NICE LEDGE WITH VIEW OF SQUAM LAKE. LINKS UP WITH THE CRAWFORD-RIDGEPOLE TRAIL. 93* F AT TIME OF HIKE, COME BACK COOL WEATHER.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

fishing
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Showing results 1 - 28 of 35