Length – 0.4 mile
Trail Blaze Color – Dark Blue
Difficulty – Difficult, Elevation gain 75 feet down, 34 feet up
Holmquist Hollow is the greatest ski challenge in the trail system. While a 75 foot descent may seem small, keep in mind this occurs over about 0.1 mile and combined with elevation changes on Moose Odyssey Trail, your actually change over 140 feet in elevation in less than a mile. This trail is great for skiers who want a challenge or hikers who want to explore the quiet northwest section of the trails.
Use Moose Odyssey Trail and proceed 1.4 miles to start the trail. You can also do Holmquist Hollow in reverse at the 1.6 mile mark. For your first exploration of the ‘hollow’ it is best to use the start as shown. The trail quickly winds down a carved series of banks created by erosion on this northwest section of Libby Hill. The trail winds through a hardwood ridge and quickly drops to a level forest floor with a nice grove of large white oaks at about 0.25 miles. You have a chance to catch your breath here then quickly climb back up again 0.1 miles to Moose Odyssey trail at the 1.6 mile mark. You can then return back either way on Moose Odyssey to the school.
Holmquist Hollow is often left unexplored since it is in a remote corner of the trails but is well worth the effort!