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Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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All reviews easy hike great hike short hike squam lake all ages picnic lunch and enjoy terrific view bug spray popular hike parking lot is worth every step crushed stone trail head miles roundtrip elevation gain bridle path four hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great short hike with a beautiful view of the Squam Lake Region. The path is very well groomed and dog friendly. Definitely worth the hike.

1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Easy parking and nice trail up to the terrific view point. Plenty of space for a picnic. Unbeatable views of both Squam and the big one.

Thank Beatrice H
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We only had a short window of time on our last day here before heading to the airport. Took the short hike up West Rattlesnake Mountain. The views at the top were spectacular,

Thank Charlie J
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is a great hike for all ages and not too far. As you can see from the picture, it is well worth it. Lake Winnepesaukee views are great.

Thank grandmabarb104
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to choose a 75° slightly breezy day to give this mountain a go. The trail is lovingly maintained with areas of crushed stone, rocks to skip, logged steps and cautions for how to avoid paths or shaky areas. The climb is leisurely...More

3  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Super easy hike, took about 45 min with a nice slow climb, nothing strenuous. Had 5 dogs with me and a 8yo and they loved it. Amazing views of the Squam Lake Region at the top! Must take the time for this-plus a great little...More

1  Thank Ambassador766705
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Nice hike for 20 minutes through the woods. Not very hard. Incredible view at the top of Squam and the surrounding area.

1  Thank EricB7029
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We used to vacation at RDC when our kids were little. This trip was just my husband and I and we stayed at the Squam Lake Inn and hiked west rattlesnake one afternoon. It is an easy hike— we saw folks of all ages up...More

4  Thank Niki O
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Love this place and it's a nice little hike good for pets and kids. I hike this whenever I can and you should too!

2  Thank camper46
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The hike was relatively easy although it does start off going uphill. But it isn’t too bad. The view at the top is worth it. We were there for an hour and 20 minutes and we took our time enjoying the view at the top....More

6  Thank travelpurplemonkey
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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.
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
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.