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About


Cotton Mountain
Holderness, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Cotton Mountain Trail
Looking down the Cotton Mountain Trail

Route: Cotton Mountain Trail

A balmy 9 degrees prior to sunrise. First portion of the trail has been used for logging at some point this winter. Basically a skating rink. Microspikes were adequate.

Some yahoo attempted to snowmobile the foot trail above the road section, but eventually realized he had run out of snow. Once you get into the woods above the logging roads, it's mostly bare with occasional short patches of frozen granular or blue ice.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Cotton Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Parking Elevation: 590'
Destination: Cotton Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:17
Trailhead Elevation: 590'
Summit Elevation: 1,200'
Distance: .7 mile
Vertical Gain: 615'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:53
Hike Distance: 1.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 625'


The Cotton Mountain Trail trailhead off Route 113
The Cotton Mountain Trail trailhead off Route 113

Sunrise from the viewpoint near the southeast peak of Cotton Mountain - Click to enlarge
Sunrise from the viewpoint near the southeast peak of Cotton Mountain

Topographic map of Cotton Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Route 25 in Holderness, take Route 113 East past the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The small roadside parking lot and Cotton Mountain Trail trailhead will be on the left shortly thereafter.

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