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West Rattlesnake Mountain

Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Holderness
Type: Mountains
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Bolton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Snellville, Georgia
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31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

After visiting a couple other more famous attractions, we stopped by West Rattlesnake Mountain. I don't recall seeing a bathroom, so keep that in mind be hiking. The trail to the top is not difficult, except you do have a lot of exposed tree roots. Once at the top, the view is very beautiful.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It takes about 45 minutes to reach the end of the trail and you are rewarded with a great view of the Squam Lakes. Bring a picnic lunch and a good book and you are set for the afternoon!

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Long Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Strong boots/shoes required but well worth the hike up the trail. Caution required over some of the terrain

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Lots of shade along an uphill climb to some breathtaking views of Squam Lake. The trail are unimproved and some time hard to locate.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stumbled across this trail by chance. The road was very quiet and we were surprised to find several cars parked up, so we went up the trail out of curiosity. I'm really glad we did as the view of the lake at the top after the 30 min walk on a well kept trail is well worth it.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

For us, "hiking" is at its best when you don't have to climb any boulders or splash through streams. This was a great half-hour hike (lots of stairs, so be careful if you have bad knees). The view is amazing!! For very little effort the payoff is incredible.

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