Manning Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1653 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

river

views

hiking
9 days ago

hiked to firescew on December 7th with Shea (my dog) via manning trail. do not recommend this trail this late in the season without crampons! serious ice obstacles!

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike (one of the tougher moderates I’ve seen on All Trails) - got off the trail a few times when we were focused on the climb and not the markers.

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent hike on Manning Trail today with my dog, Pearl. Beautiful, steep in some places. Great view from the top. Looks like camping at the AMC sites here would be a blast. Grateful for the yellow trail markers!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike. Did the Manning > Firescrew > Mowglis Trail > Mt Cardigan > Clark Trail > Holt - Clark Cutoff and then the Holt Trail back to the lodge loop.
Some great views on the top half of Manning and all the way to the summit.

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7 months ago

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11 months ago

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

backpacking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

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.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

awsome groomed trail. well signed. but stay Manning Trail if hiking with a dog

hiking
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Good choice to the summit of cardigan.. Also summits firescrew joins up with mowglis trail.. We did this at night... Was awesome!

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