DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,519 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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hiking
13 days ago

Great hike. The climb up Holt was very steep and absolutely would not recommend in wet conditions or as a descent. Lots of bouldering/scrambling with the last .5 mile getting intense and the last quarter/eighth getting downright scary requiring some technical climbing ability and liberal use of hanging on to notches in the rocks and roots to get a footing and push up. Not for the faint of heart. But once up absolutely gorgeous views. Agree with all on the tail end of skyland and a good portion of woodland trails being very overgrown and recommend pants. We moved fairly quick throughout and finished in about 5 hours exact. Would do it again with very good gripping shoes and no wetness on that holt ascent.