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Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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All reviews easy hike great hike short hike squam lake all ages parking lot picnic lunch and enjoy terrific view bridle path nice trail worth every step crushed stone popular hike trail head bad knees family hike takes about minutes
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

for many this will be a great intro to hiking in the mountains . at only 1 mile each way and well maintained with steps to help it is a good family hike. the views of Squam Lake the islands that dot it and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This was a fairly easy walk but with a lot of stairs, so not a good choice if you have bad knees. The trail is well maintained and marked. The hike is definitely forgotten once you reach the top and are rewarded with an absolutely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judy C
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I agree with previous reviewers. Nice short hike with great views of the lake. We had binoculars so even more to view. Beautiful landscape nice trail. 2 rocky points to look out from. We were able to direct other hikers to 2nd rocky point which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank broron2014
Reviewed October 22, 2018

It was a great hike on a sunny warm fall day. Really recommend coming up here, I will definitely be back!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan K
Reviewed October 19, 2018

On a recent stay in Meredith, New Hampshire, we drove over to West Rattlesnake Mountain to hike up to the top to see the view. As others have noted in their reviews, the path is "user friendly", in that it is well-groomed, and easy to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travel50StatesUSA
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a great short hike with a beautiful view of the Squam Lake Region. The path is very well groomed and dog friendly. Definitely worth the hike.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Easy parking and nice trail up to the terrific view point. Plenty of space for a picnic. Unbeatable views of both Squam and the big one.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BeatriceH561
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We only had a short window of time on our last day here before heading to the airport. Took the short hike up West Rattlesnake Mountain. The views at the top were spectacular,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charlie J
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a great hike for all ages and not too far. As you can see from the picture, it is well worth it. Lake Winnepesaukee views are great.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank grandmabarb104
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to choose a 75° slightly breezy day to give this mountain a go. The trail is lovingly maintained with areas of crushed stone, rocks to skip, logged steps and cautions for how to avoid paths or shaky areas. The climb is leisurely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Corey M
November 18, 2018|
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Response from grandmabarb104 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't gone up in the winter. Probably open.
Karen C
April 23, 2018|
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Response from Lakemama23 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is closed for mud but people still hike up it with proper boots.
June 6, 2017|
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Response from sarahordonald | Reviewed this property |
I do not have young children. I would got with the Boston, MA, reply. The trail has been updated with a lot of steps. I imagine smaller legs will need more time. No need for speed hiking. Always Bring water, snacks and... More