Explore the most popular forest trails near Alexandria with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Rainy day on the mountain, but still a gorgeous area to hike.

Wonderful hike! I would definitely recommend going up via Manning. There are some granite scrambles that would make descending Manning more difficult, especially if wet. The last 1/2 mile before Mowglis gave one great view after the other looking back toward the east and Newfound Lake. We hiked Mt. Moosilauke the next day and felt like this hike was more fun and dramatic with the open granite scrambles. BTW- Mount Moosilauke was still great.

Great trail! Holt trail was very steep, be prepared to do a lot of scrambling/climbing. I recommend descending down Vistamont, the last stretches of Skyland and into Woodland were pretty overgrown, definitely recommend pants.

Overall it was a fun hike. There are two great spots at the top to stop and see everything although the majority of it is wooded. Very easy to follow the signs. I would recommend it and do it again.

Did this trail in reverse which made it much more difficult but still a great hike! Went up Clark and down Holt. At one point we passed a sign saying that this was the steepest hike in New England. Took 4 guys of different ages around 6 hours to complete.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

This is a serene and laid back trail. The loop is pretty easy after one steep climb at the beginning. Its a peaceful trail, mostly used by locals. For a more challenging loop, you can add on Little Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf and Bear Mountain (and beyond!) Nice Newfound Lake views are accessible from these points.