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Holts Ledge
Lyme, NH

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

Route: Holts Ledge Trail

For the third hike of the day, I crossed the street and headed up to Holts Ledge. The low point in the trail was a little bit flooded due to beaver dams and required some fancy footwork to keep my feet dry.

The trail was generally pretty moderate with decent footing in places. Maybe 15 minutes after passing by a nice viewpoint, I reached the wooded ledge highpoint of Holts Ledge. Continuing north, I soon reached excellent cliff viewpoints - very nice views, though the best one was closed due to peregrine falcons.

Returning to the highpoint, I bushwhacked east to a cliff viewpoint that looked south and east.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Holts Ledge
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, May 8, 2011
Parking Elevation: 950'
Destination: Holts Ledge
Time Elapsed: 00:56
Trailhead Elevation: 950'
Summit Elevation: 2,110'
Distance: 2 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,280'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:13
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,540'


The Holts Ledge Trail trailhead on Goose Pond Road
The Holts Ledge Trail trailhead on Goose Pond Road

Violets along the Holts Ledge Trail
Violets along the Holts Ledge Trail

Looking at Moose Mountain from the cliffs near the highpoint of Holts Ledge - Click to enlarge
Looking at Moose Mountain from the cliffs near the highpoint of Holts Ledge

Topographic map of Holts Ledge


Directions to trailhead: From Route 10 south of Lyme, take Goose Pond Road. The Appalachian Trail crossing is located just before a sometimes gated dirt road section. There is a pullover for parking just past the Appalachian Trail crossing.

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