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West Rattlesnake Mountain

Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
+1 603-271-2215
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eazzy Peazzy Lemon Squeezy

no snow shoes, but yes micro spikes... easy hike, well marked, great view. many options to loop... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna D
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Ayer, Massachusetts
Great views for an easy hike

The trail is well maintained and has recently had upgrades. It is an easy hike for most any level... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nick A
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Holderness, New Hampshire
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“easy hike” (38 reviews)
“squam lake” (53 reviews)
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Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

no snow shoes, but yes micro spikes... easy hike, well marked, great view. many options to loop around , including East Rattlesnake. Beautiful area, great general store on Squam Lake near turn/out of center of town.

Thank Donna D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail is well maintained and has recently had upgrades. It is an easy hike for most any level of fitness. The views at the top are very worth the walk and busy or quiet it's either a social activity as well as a nice...More

Thank Nick A
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Be careful on the way up to note the fork in the trail just after the creek (and after a sign that is confusing, showing Rattlesnake as same trail as the Fingers one). We ended up going way out of our way then bushwhacking up...More

3  Thank Trekandmore
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

love zipping up this mountain for a view of squam when we're in town for camp pick-up. the view from the top is amazing.

Thank CTVTJohnsons
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was the end of the weekend follow-up hike that we decided to do on a nice sunday afternoon as we headed back south. We had hiked up Mt. Lafayette the day before and this was a super easy walk in the park. The only...More

1  Thank Kali C
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Good hike with a bit of a challenge. Amazing views at the top! We parked on Bacon St near the trails with no problem. We were a little confused which trail to take, so did the yellow diamond one. It took about 30 min up,...More

Thank Kristen D
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

The path is wide, often with rail or stone steps, long flat stretches, well-blazed with yellow (if you needed it) and reaching some beautiful views of Squam Lake below. Other paths stretch out from the top if you want to extend your hike. The trail...More

Thank GLH-Philly
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

An easy hike along Old Bridle Path trail to the scenic overlook of Squam Lake. Can extend your hike by adding the trail to Five Fingers. Our dog loved it too! Parking initially seemed an issue, but don't worry, it turns over relatively fast.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The rattle snake trail is a must do. Fairly easy to start and then gets a little steeper. Little kids may need a little help near the top. It took our group four hours for the round trip. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the...More

Thank SteveH0615
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

30 minute, gradual hike to great views of the lake. Just make sure to go early and bring bug repellent.

Thank SpecnerN
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piccirillij
7 June 2017|
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Response from sarahordonald | Reviewed this property |
I do not have young children. I would got with the Boston, MA, reply. The trail has been updated with a lot of steps. I imagine smaller legs will need more time. No need for speed hiking. Always Bring water, snacks and... More
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windsweptfarmnh
25 November 2016|
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Response from lbballoons | Reviewed this property |
I am not really sure of the exact distance, but I would be inclined to agree with the folks who say it is less than two miles round trip. I did my last hike when I was in my mid sixties, and it was no problem at all.
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Susan D
17 August 2016|
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Response from tank1050 | Reviewed this property |
One way. It took us seniors about an hour or so up and a bit less coming back down, but e were not booking it like some of the younger folks who passed us along the way.
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