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Holt Trail

Very Difficult
 3.5 (2)

Think twice and then think again before deciding on this most direct, easterly ascent of Mount Cardigan.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

65%

Runnable

3,125' 952 m

High

1,440' 439 m

Low

1,685' 514 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

73%

Max Grade (36°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Practice extreme caution in choosing this trail.

Runner Notes

Not suitable for running whatsoever.

Description

The trail is gentle much of the way and can be accessed via Manning Trail and/or the Upper Nature Trail. A seemingly young and seldom used trail, as you approach the upper portion of the trail, it answers why as you'll encounter some of, if not the most, difficult scrambling, practically climbing, south of the Whites. This trail is listed among the 25 Most Terrifying for a reason. You must be absolutely prepared for a very tough, if ultimately short, ascent as you don't want to face the prospect of returning down the way you came if you reach a point that you are uncertain that you can climb. Think it over very carefully before taking this route.

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Shared By:

Ken Cutting

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 2 votes

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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#585

in New Hampshire

#21,104

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Photos

View up the ski trail from Holt.
Oct 3, 2020 near Alexandria, NH
Summit view
Jul 10, 2015 near Grafton, NH
Summit of Mt. Cardigan with fire tower (photo looking NW).
Jul 5, 2015 near Grafton, NH
West Ridge Trail near summit view southest toward Canaan, NH.
Aug 3, 2018 near Grafton, NH
Holt Trail and Manning Trail Junction.
Jul 5, 2015 near Alexandria, NH

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