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Mount Livermore and Cotton Mountain Trail

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Holderness, New Hampshire

Mount Livermore and Cotton Mountain Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Holderness, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until November.

Length 3.5 mi Elevation gain 1,541 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Forest Views
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Rick Berube
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nice

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Ethan Buonopane
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Wendy Rose
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Tabatha Young
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Great hike. Not much of a view from Cotton but beautiful view from Livermore. Not a lot people on trail which was really nice. Some of the crossing over dried out brooks were a little broken

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Mary Galli
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This was a great little trail if you’re looking for a short hike. I went midday on a weekday and saw about 8 people. Trails well marked, nice varied terrain. Limited views from Cotton but Livermore was delightful. Recommended.

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Lisa Stift
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Chris Wells
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Emilie B
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loved this hike! the terrain changes numerous times between cotton and Livermore. the views are spectacular between both summits. we spent way too much time resting under the tree at the top of Livermore and enjoying the view, we were losing daylight so we took Prescott trail back. it was certainly interesting, finding the Prescott cemetery. we did this hike a year prior to my review and we still talk about this hike and the cemetery. we plan on doing it again. however, mosquitos are insane between both mountains! there is a marshy bog in between. luckily, where the mosquitos are most prominent, the trail is relatively flat so it makes it easier to put a pep in your step to get away from them.

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Mike Hamilton
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Great trail. A couple scrambles were a little intense but short. First bridge had a log about to break stay to the left. Second bridge was broken and had to jump. Great view.

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Chrissy K
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HikingBugs

Had to turn around between Cotton and Livermore because there was a black bear cub and mama bear on the trail. Be safe everyone! Hiked on 7/16.

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Elisabeth Buskey
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This is on my top 10 hikes! it was absolutely beautiful the whole way. Cotton mountain provides a small lookout at the summit, Top of Livermore offered views for miles, I couldn't get enough. it is pretty steep up Cotton and then down the other side to connect to Livermore, some tricky footing. Livermore was moderate incline mostly with some steep sections, I went just after we had rain, so I found some spots pretty slick but it was amazing and I'll do it again with the hubs! I took Old mountain ridge road(?I think) down just to get in some extra steps and make it kinda a loop, it was really neat, found an old graveyard as well. it dumps you out onto 113 but just a short clip and you'll be back to cotton mtn trailhead parking

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Stephanie Hall
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HikingBugsMuddy

This was a nice hike that we did in a loop. The trails were well marked. Up to Cotton is a steep but short hike. There is a small view point on top. The hike up to Livermore is not as steep. There is a nicer, but still relatively small view point on top of Livermore. There was mud in a few places on the way back down to the road, but most can be easily avoided.

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Libby VanDeMoere
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HikingMuddyRocky

Going up to Cotton first is pretty steep for an only decent view of Squam Lake. Going over to Livermore was a good walk, pretty technical at times and a bit muddy, but nothing serious. It was hard to tell where the trail went at some points, but if you just pay attention to the markers in the trees it’s no problem. I only did an out and back because I didn’t want to walk on the road, but overall a good time!

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Michael Quigan
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Hiked on sunny 60 degree day in late April. Great views of Squam Lake. Cottonwood first, decent view, Livermore second even better view. Bang for your buck on view was pretty good. Trails seem to dry out pretty well (it had rained the day before). On the way down, took the ridge, to Mountain View trail, to old highway south to make a loop. There are a couple ways to get back to the parking lot, so it was fun to get up there and have a “choose your own adventure” for the way back. Mountain View trail was a little wet still but not too bad.

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Sean Witty
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Keith Turner
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Hiked up Cotton Mt. to a beautiful view at the top. A bit steep at times but heavily wooded and a great workout. Took the trail over to Mount Livermore to even a better view of the neighboring mountains and ponds. Lots of boats still out on the water enjoying the warm October temps. Hiked down the other side of Livermore to Route 113 and found an old, small graveyard with tombstones dating back the 1800’s. Overall a great hike on a beautiful October day!

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Melissa Fabbri
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Mostly wooded trails, great views on top of cotton and Livermore, very steep but great work out

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martina howe
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HIked up via Cotton Mtn. to Mount Livermore. Only took about an hour even though the hike up Cotton was slippery and wet. After Cotton the hiking was super easy up to Livermore. Instead of back tracking, I made a loop out of this by heading down the Prescott trial to Rte. 113. That trail head is just a short bit down the road from the Cotton trail head - an easy walk up the road to the car. The hike down Prescott was hardly a "hike"...more like a walk downhill in the woods. Nothing steep or challenging. Nice views on Cotton and Livermore albeit the day was cloudy.

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Anna Kinyon
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Tabatha Young
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Susan Rancourt
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Jan Fletch
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Kristy Sodano
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