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West Rattlesnake Mountain

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Address: Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Amazing views for such a short hike!

Magnificent views for minimal effort. Only problem is that because it is so fantastic it is often crowded. early morning and mid week are the best times to enjoy this spectacular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Frank C
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Campton, New Hampshire

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Campton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent views for minimal effort. Only problem is that because it is so fantastic it is often crowded. early morning and mid week are the best times to enjoy this spectacular place!

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family, kids are 7 and 10 and found it easy enough. A lot of steps and rocks so not suited to anyone with difficulties walking ng which is a shame because view from top is spectacular, the sun glistening on the blue waters of lake squam mixed with the lush greens of surrounding forest. Its maintained by ecology... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short uphill hike with the reward of a great view of Squam Lake. Great for families. Friendly dogs on leashes.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got there early. Good hike, not too taxing. Views in white mountains is the best. I hope to return and do more areas. This was a good beginning.

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Ithaca, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy 40 minute hike up to a great view of Squam Lake and surrounds. We do it every year and love it!

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Dansville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy hike, well established and kept trail. Nice views await you at the top! I would advise going early in the day to be able to park as the parking area fills up quickly.

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Floral Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have climbed Rattlesnake Mountain several times, and I am no spring chicken. The path is well maintained, and there are very few spots that are difficult at all. The view from the top is spectacular, although I have seen changes over the years as trees have grown and matured, so what you can see has changed. We have brought... More 

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Thank lbballoons
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific view for about one hour hiking (round trip), with possibility to continue on trails down by the lake.

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Thank Mort G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nice easy hike with a very rewarding view from the top. Can easily be done in a morning even with very young children. It is always very busy though, so if you are looking to get out in nature and away from people I would choose somewhere else. I have been here before and had to leave because... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is more of a critique than a review. It appears more and more hikers are leaving trash on top of West Rattlesnake, probably the remnants of their picnics. Please respect this place and take out what you bring in.

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