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Holt Hill
Andover, MA

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

Rachel's Trail to the Holt Hill summit

Route: Rachel's Trail, other unknown trails, Holt Hill, access road

On my way to the Red Sox game, I stopped off at Holt Hill in Andover for a quick hike. Though there was a mostly sunny forecast, there were a lot of clouds. My original intent was to also hike over to Boston Hill, however due to tollbooth traffic, this wasn't in the cards.

The hike was a rather gentle one - looping around a hayfield, then through some woods, and up the hill to the summit.

The summit has a great view of the Boston skyline. There is a tower on top, also, however it's fenced off.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Holt Hill
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, August 18, 2007
Hike Commenced: 1:35 PM
Parking Elevation: 285'
Destination: Holt Hill
Ascent Commenced: 1:37 PM
Summit Reached: 1:46 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:09
Trailhead Elevation: 300'
Summit Elevation: 420'
Vertical Gain: 145'
Hike Ended: 1:54 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:19
Hike Vertical Gain: 165'

Rachel's Trail trailhead

Looking southeast at Boston from Holt Hill

Directions to trailhead: Take 114 to Route 125 South. Prospect Road is shortly down 125 on the left. A small parking lot is located down this road on the right. Trailhead is just a bit further down the road on the left.

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