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West Rattlesnake Mountain

Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Easy hike, beautiful views

The path is wide, often with rail or stone steps, long flat stretches, well-blazed with yellow (if... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Scenic views, easy hike

An easy hike along Old Bridle Path trail to the scenic overlook of Squam Lake. Can extend your hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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“easy hike” (34 reviews)
“short hike” (19 reviews)
“squam lake” (49 reviews)
Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank petfriendlytravel713
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank SpecnerN
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a short hike {about 2 miles roundtrip} with little elevation gain {about 450'} to a great view of Squam Lake. It is good for the whole family. It is also a popular hike so don't be surprised if you are not alone at...More

1  Thank NH_Camper_5
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is the best option, in my opinion, for a first time hike. It's short but still has that "I hike a mountain" feeling. The view is amazing.

Thank CrisFM7
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Trail is about 0.8mi each way, and the views at the top are super! Parking lot is small so go early to avoid the mid morning crowds.

Thank feistyscientist
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great spot for great views of the lake; quick hike - just over 1 mile, not too difficult; Remember the bug spray

Thank fbroussard
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great, yet challenging hike to the top. Free parking at the trailhead and there is another hike to the mountain on the other side of the road.

Thank Konrad V
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Super easy hike with great views at the end! Not to strenuous at all. A lot of room at the top to take picture as well.

1  Thank Jean T
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7 June 2017|
Response from CiderShed |
I first took my young boys on this hike when they were 4 & 6 y.o. We all made it to the top and they had a blast. I did have my 4 y.o. on my shoulders for about 20 minutes of the uphill hike, but mostly because it started to... More
25 November 2016|
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Response from Dibird50 | Reviewed this property |
The reason I said the amount of miles I did was I took two different trails and there is an East and a west we did the other trail on the east side then the west along with two lookout pts on the West.
Susan D
18 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.