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West Rattlesnake Mountain

Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
+1 603-271-2215
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Easy Hike With A Great View!

This is such a great hike to do as a family or with friends! Just take some good mosquito... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike Y
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Bucharest, Romania
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Best intro hike for anyone that has never been hiking

While on my way to go food shopping (on a beautiful day), I decided to take a detour and do this... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Marianne P
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“easy hike” (39 reviews)
“squam lake” (55 reviews)
“short hike” (21 reviews)
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Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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"easy hike"
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"squam lake"
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"short hike"
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"great hike"
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"picnic lunch and enjoy"
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"all ages"
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"bug spray"
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"bridle path"
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"parking lot is"
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"miles roundtrip"
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"takes about minutes"
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"elevation gain"
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"four hours"
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"breathtaking views"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great hike to do as a family or with friends! Just take some good mosquito repellent!! The trail up is well marked and is not hard! When you arrive at the top the view is breathtaking with a view of Squam...More

1  Thank Mike Y
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

While on my way to go food shopping (on a beautiful day), I decided to take a detour and do this hike instead of going food shopping. Was glad that I did. I have done this hike several times. It is an easy, short hike...More

4  Thank Marianne P
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I grew up on this mountain and have always loved it. If you are a hiker of any kind, you can get to the top in half an hour or less. You will see all of Squam Lake before you, and beyond it, Lake Winnepesuke....More

1  Thank simplegifts2016
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This hiking trail is great for all ages and the views when you get to the top are breathtaking. Pack a long and relax.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 22 January 2018

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 9 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

4  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

2  Thank Kali C
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Reviewed 30 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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Karen C
24 April 2018|
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Response from Lakemama23 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is closed for mud but people still hike up it with proper boots.
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piccirillij
6 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
24 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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