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West Rattlesnake Mountain

Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Holderness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction 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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7 attraction reviews
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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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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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

While visiting Squam Lake, we climbed Rattlesnake Mountain. It was an easy climb. We passed many families with young children, either walking or being carried in packs. It is a climb, but can be done by all ages. It is worth the climb. The views of Squam Lake will take your breath away. Take a drink or snack and sit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Plenty of parking and a well traveled and well marked trail- bit of a huff and puff on my part (I hike very rarely) and absolutely stunning views!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A lot of reviewers have said that this hike is very easy. I am in good shape and love to hike so for me it was a great experience. The way up is almost all uphill with a lot of steps and roots to navigate around. I would say that if you are not in the best of shape, you... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Did this with my 5 year old daughter. For the most part it was a pretty easy hike to an awesome view of Squam Lake and the surrounding area. The trail is pretty well maintained, however, there were a ton of exposed roots. We left the mountain with a skinned knee and some tears but nothing serious. If we ever... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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