Holt Trail

HARD 17 reviews

Holt Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until August.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1788 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

views

waterfall

rocky

no dogs

The trail starts off easy but quickly gains 1000+ feet in less than .8 miles. If you are afraid of heights, do not attempt.

hiking
7 days ago

So fun! Challenging, so avoid during wet or icy weather.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

challenging trail, hiking shoes are a must.

4 months ago

Our family did this when our kids where 11 and 5 (they hiked it by themselves). It was a harder trial but so much fun. The view up top was great and very windy. After some lunch we headed across to the West Ridge Trail. The view was not as good (not that we expected it to be), but it was still a fun hike. We would defiantly go on this hike again.

hiking
4 months ago

Absolutely wonderful view at the top if its a nice day. My friend and I could see Mt Washington from the top and easily had a 100 mile view the day we went. Did it in the snow so it was difficult for a little while but totally worth the trek.

hiking
9 months ago

The weather was not to bad but it rained and snowed (!) the day before so the path was really slippery. With good shoes and caution it was feasible but not easy.

As many other said, do not even think about going down this way.

hiking
9 months ago

I loved this trail. It has a big mountain feel to it and is a nice challenge. But you've got to be comfortable on steep slabs with some exposure. Don't even think about it when conditions are wet, or if you don't have grippy footwear, and unless you are prepared to rappel, descending this trail is foolishly dangerous.
That's ok because descending by way of Firescrew and the Manning Trail is fabulously scenic and by comparison quite easy.

rock climbing
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Plenty of warning signs about skill level needed for the trail at the Grand Jct. I had the hike to myself until very near the top. I was overtaken by some younger gentlemen who had climbed the trail before. Got some tips on best route back down from them. Came down Moglis to Manning. Plenty of bare rock there as well. Recommend good sticky shoes but the rock face has good texture for grip. Wonderful climb! 360 deg. view from summit is great.

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Good hike with some fun yet challenging scrambles. What it lacks in overall length it makes up for with a few mentally tough sections. Lots of open rock scrambles so be sure to have hiking shoes that grip rock. Great views from the top in all directions on a clear day.

Do not take this trail down. I looped it with Mowglis Trail over to Firescrew and then down the Manning trail back to the AMC Cardigan Lodge. It ended up about 5.2mi loop with +1900 ft elevation.

hiking
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

hiking
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Excellent trail plenty of ledges and great views.