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West Rattlesnake Mountain

Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Short hike with great views

Super easy hike with great views at the end! Not to strenuous at all. A lot of room at the top to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jean T
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Every May we head to West Rattlesnake in Holderness NH. Parking lot is on the right side of RT113... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandown, New Hampshire
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Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245

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Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every May we head to West Rattlesnake in Holderness NH. Parking lot is on the right side of RT113 and it's big. But get here early, it fills up. Short 1 mile hike to the summit is perfect for kids. Our pre-schoolers had no troubles...More

Thank mountlombard
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic- the best views are after the hardest climb! You won't be disappointed. Parking off 113 is better option but the trails off Pinehurst Rd offer good options to explore different paths to the summit

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We bring friends here to experience a NH hike. I point to this MTN from our canoe on Big Squam Lake.

1  Thank sarahordonald
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a must do while in Holderness. It is an easy hike for those who may not be experienced. The views are breathtaking and the fall colors were beautiful.

1  Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Because we were in the area, we tried this easy - moderate, short hike, tho I was surprisingly out of breath from it. Old bridal path trail on West Rattlesnake Mountain evidently no longer has rattlesnakes - whew. It was a little hard to find,...More

Thank Louisalivingston
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I were in Wolfeboro for a wedding and had some time to kill one nice sunny day so drove up here to take a hike. There are dirt parking lots on both sides of the road at the trailhead - I'd say...More

Thank MT1
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Well traveled, easy climb on gentle slopes to top. Good for beginners. Great for children and dogs, too.

Thank aurytwo
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautiful views of Squam Lake. Can be quite crowded in the summer and fall, especially on the weekends.

Thank nhraven
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great hike, very easy. Dog friendly. Amazing views from the top. The trail is very easy to follow and has rocks and logs for steps in many areas.

Thank Amy_n_Joe
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I am confused as to the length of the hike. I see some folks say it is less than 2 miles round trip and then one writer (tank1050) said it is 1.7 mi. one way. Please clarify, thanks!
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
is this trail 1.7 miles round trip or each way?
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.
i would love to try this with our 2 senior dogs (bucket list) ~ roxie has some arthritis but it doesn't sound too difficult. are there any swimming holes nearby for after the hike?! roxie likes to swim.
1 July 2016|
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Response from Rene S | Reviewed this property |
Not on the trail but down the road apiece is the Squam Lakes boat launch where Rosie can take a dunk😊