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West Rattlesnake Mountain

Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Holderness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I've hiked Rattlesnake Mountain in Holderness many times over the years, having grown up in New Hampshire. It is a very easy hike for all ages and experience levels. It's about a 450 ft elevation gain, very gradual. It can be very crowded on the weekends as it is a popular "tourist" mountain, so if you don't like "highway hiking"... More

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Easy going hike 1 hour or so trail well kept as far as trail go. Awesome view on top and good place for lunch! Lot of people but room for all even the many dogs people take up there.

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montague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Best 45 minute hike (and 45 minutes back) ever.Breathtaking, the most picturesque vistas of Squam and the surrounding mountains from the rocky top. Spot the eagles nest, and maybe spot a soaring eagle. Bring your lunch. And water. And bug spray. A well maintained, heavily used trail. The log steps can get to be annoying as they break your stride... More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hike is easy...it's almost a nature walk. But the views are amazing. It's rare to be rewarded for such little effort. Bring lunch and have a picnic up there. Bring bug spray too.

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Holderness, New Hampshire
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

About 1.5 mile hike, all well groomed with rail road ties (tides)? Hmm, a nice walk, gentle incline, the best views for the amount of effort you need to put in. You can see for miles on a clear day. You may get lucky enough to see the bald eagle in flight, amazing! If you're in the area, take the... More

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Lexington, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a fun local hike with a nice view at the end. Shoes/sneakers are fine, no boots needed. A tradition since who knows- it was there in the 60's when we did it first. Still fun. Bring your camera or phone for a pic on top.

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I don't think I've ever done such a reasonable hike and been rewarded with an astounding view like West Rattlesnake offers. I did this climb in the winter and although parts were a little arduous with the 1 1/2 foot snow cover, the view at the top left me speechless. I can only imagine the summit is more crowded in... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Very easy hike, but breathtaking views from the top overlooking Squam Lake. Also Winnipesaukee can be seen on a clear day. Good winter hike as well

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a "staircase" type of hike. Gradual climb to the top, then rewarded with stunning views of Squam Lake.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We're so happy that we stumbled upon the West Rattlesnake Mountain hike while searching for a rewarding and easy hike online! After a short hike up the mountain we were rewarded with the most beautiful, panoramic views of Squam Lake. It was breathtaking to say the least! We took our time heading up (many stops to take photos) so it... More

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