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Address: Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Take it slow when trying to find the turnoff for Rattlesnake Mountain, we had to go back the next day to find it! Definitely wear walking shoes, and take your camera. The hike to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Take it slow when trying to find the turnoff for Rattlesnake Mountain, we had to go back the next day to find it! Definitely wear walking shoes, and take your camera. The hike to the top of Rattlesnake Mountain was testing for me, but when we arrived at the top it was well worth it, it was stunning, views across... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful view of Squam Lake after a 30 minute easy walk. The trail starts on Route 113 just 5 miles from the Holderness library.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My cousin Brad pleaded with me to take the family on this hike even though that's not our thing. I'm glad I listened. Moderately easy hike... just 30 minutes up to the top. The view was worth many times that over.... bring lunch and stay a while.

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Nashua, NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Even at my age this is an easy climb, less than 2 miles round trip. The view at the top is spectacular. It takes about 1-1 1/2 hrs. Go in the morning to avoid crowds. Parking can be limited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The hike up West Rattlesnake is short, but can be steep depending on the trial you take. The view form the summit is nothing short of magnificent on a clear day. Views of Squam are unparalleled, but you can also see the northern part of Winnipesaukee too. If you hike up from Pinehurst Road I recommend taking the Col Trail... More 

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great easy hike and absolutely fantastic views. Lots of space at the top. The path has changed slightly over the past few years, as it eroded in parts, but the trail is well taken care of and easy to climb even for my toddler and preschool age children.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Hike = 2 miles roundtrip, and will take about 2 hours. We ended up at a completely wrong place called Rumney Rocks, because i selected rattlesnake mountain, Rumney NH on google maps. We realized our mistake when we reached the wrong place good 40 minutes from here. changing directions to "west" rattlesnake mountain in holderness corrected the mistake. Again there... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Super easy hike, one mile up to a great view! Good for kids and complaining teens. We did it in the pouring rain and still had fun.

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Holderness, New Hampshire, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great family easy hike or any age. It does get crowed so the earlier to head up the better. The trails are wide to accommodate the influx of people hiking.

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Not too tough...some uphill grades and lots of roots and rocks...rated easy to moderate, but I would put it on the easy end despite getting a bit winded in places. The view is worth every step as you arrive at the top and look down on Squam Lake. If you are in the area and have a couple of hours... More 

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