Mount Prospect Trail is a 3.7 mile out and back trail located near Holderness that offers the chance to see wildlife and views. The trail is rated as moderate with an elevation gain of 1,105 feet. It starts out as beautiful, winding trail thru forest. It climbs steadily up to two outlooks near the top that provide a view toward the lakes. After taking the loop at the top, we will return with a couple of optional loops - the views are spectacular and lots of tracks. The second loop near the bottom follows a stream. Lots of evidence of animals heading here for water. This trail has very little traffic.
Bad weather may cancel. However, I put in another request for great weather. Check back for changes to the plan.
Please read the entire description before you RSVP to this event. We ask you RSVP so that we know you will be attending. Your RSVP is also acceptance of the Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer below. If your plans change, update your RSVP.
Be sure to bring all of the appropriate clothing, food, water, and equipment (see GEAR section for guidance) and be fully capable of completing the hike so that you do not put yourself and others in the group at risk.
**** WHERE WE'RE MEETING ****
The parking area is 10 minutes from Plymouth. Parking is along the Mt Prospect Road. I added a map to the trailhead (green dot) in the photo section:
Those who wish to carpool from Cafe Monte Alto or elsewhere, please use the comments section to coordinate with other group members. Plan on being at the trailhead by 9am.
This hike is dog friendly.
**** GEAR ****
Use this link and list to see what you should have for clothing, equipment, and gear - it’s important to be prepared:
- Winter hiking boots
- Hat & gloves (2 sets of each)
- Extra clothing layers
- Hiking poles are highly recommended
Be sure to let people back home know where you're going, who you're going with, and when you expect to be back. Please have emergency contact information and any pertinent medical information easily accessible in your pack.
****** TERMS and CONDITIONS ******
We start as a group, hike as a group, and finish as a group. You should always be able to SEE the person behind you and ahead of you. We will stop at all trail junctions until the group is all together and ready to go. If you need to stop, you must notify the group. Please try to limit extra stops by layering up or down, etcetera when the group takes a break. We should keep the number and length of breaks to a minimum to prevent people from cooling down too much.
The organizers of this activity are volunteers, and are not professional guides nor medical professionals. As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity, you acknowledge and agree to the following:
This activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risks associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, food, water, and equipment to safely participate in this activity even if you become separated from the group; you know and will follow the Hike Safe Responsibility Code (http://www.hikesafe.com); you and your heirs release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizers and members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death, including those caused by negligence and/or any other reasons.