Mount Cabot Loop (Bulge and Horn)

HARD 4 reviews

Mount Cabot Loop (Bulge and Horn) is a 10.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Berlin, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3310 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

no shade

hiking
10 days ago

This was a lovely hike. Steady grade all the way up to Cabot and nothing too strenuous. A few "tough" spots since the trail was pretty wet when we went. Definitely plan on getting muddy. There's some small streams and waterfalls along the way. There's spots that are overgrown so long socks and pants are recommended. The trail isn't blazed but very easy to follow. There's also a nice viewpoint before reaching Cabot Cabin. No views at the summit since its' wooded, but you can get a nice 360 if you're inclined to climb the boulder at the top of the Horn. Overall a great hike! Wouldn't really rate it Hard, pretty much Moderate, not a lot of scramble. I often use trekking poles and found myself packing them away a while. Also, the Berlin Fish Hatchery WILL NOT LOCK YOUR CAR INSIDE so no need to rush to get out by 4:00! We couldn't get a confirmation and ended up running the last 2 miles to make it back in time to have some locals tell us that even if it's closed, it's just pinned shut if there's still vehicles parked for hikers. So just because we missed out on a leisurely descent doesn't mean you have to :)

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Steady hike up to Cabot. Nice cabin just before summit to break or stay if your inclined. Wooded summit. Other then going for 48 not sure if this climb is needed. looped down over Bulge and took small trail to Horn. View off horn was great 360. Then down to the Unknown pond and back to start. Long hike on a nice day.