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West Rattlesnake Mountain

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Address: Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Stunning!

Rattlesnake is a favorite hike for my husband our dog and myself, our adult children enjoy as well. The trails are well maintained and fairly easy to hike. Once you reach the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Medway, Massachusetts
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Medway, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Rattlesnake is a favorite hike for my husband our dog and myself, our adult children enjoy as well. The trails are well maintained and fairly easy to hike. Once you reach the top you will loose your breath because the view is simply spectacular. This view will allow you to see the vastness of the lake and the stunning landscape... More 

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Clinton, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is an easy, well marked, wide and trail, only a couple of spots that are a little tricky. Doesn't take very long to get to the top, comfortably a half hour. The view from the summit is absolutely awesome, it's my background on my phone so I can look at it anytime I want. Stunning and well worth the... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The trail is very easy and when we visited there were young kids & elderly enjoying the hike. We visited during foliage season and both the walk and the view at the top were amazing. The walk takes about 30 minutes and once at the top you can sit and enjoy the view for as long as you like. The... More 

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Campton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Hiked many times with kids, dogs, alone and with "non"hikers, easy trail with gradual incline to the top. Incredible view!! Bring a picnic lunch or snack and spend some time. Just watch youngsters that like to run, ledges are close at the top, I have done with my kids since they were 3. Busy during holiday times, early am or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We have hiked this several times. It is an easy hike/walk with lovely views. We take lunch along to enjoy at the top. We have brought visiting family here as well and they loved it too! It can get crowded because it is such an easy trail.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Such a great hike. I did it with my 4 year old. Love looking down and viewing beautiful Squam Lake. Cant wait to do it again!!

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Nunnelly, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We hiked right before the sun set. It was beautiful! The views were astounding. We saw people of all ages on the trail. It was quite a hike going up, but wasn't steep. There are a lot of roots, stumps, stones and rocks, so wear comfortable shoes. We went mid-September on a Monday evening and there were no bugs and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Mid to late afternoon hike was easy, pleasant, with the rewarding views from the rock outcroppings. Only wished we had taken along some bug spray. The gnats were a slight nuisance as it got later, and the skeeters got me in two spots on my arms. Glad I was wearing long pants. Be sure to pay attention to the trail... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good for small children, but excellent scenery makes it nice for anyone. Well maintained path up, stepped in the steeper sections. Can be busy in the summer, weekends, etc.

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Swansea UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This short and relatively easy hike to the top of West Rattlesnake Mountain provided us with some of the most amazing and beautiful views I have ever seen. The view of Squam Lake simply took my breath away. There are two car parks at the start of the hike on either side of the road. There is a trail starting... More 

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