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West Rattlesnake Mountain

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Address: Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Short Hike for a Beautiful View of Squam Lake and Beyond

This is a great little day hike that takes about 40 minutes to walk up to a rewarding view. Hike is on a well-maintained and shaded trail. We really enjoyed the short walk to an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Troy B
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Center Harbor, New Hampshire

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Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great little day hike that takes about 40 minutes to walk up to a rewarding view. Hike is on a well-maintained and shaded trail. We really enjoyed the short walk to an awesome view of Squam Lake and the distant hills of New Hampshire. We took the easy Bridal Path route of several different trails up. Highly... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here on a Wednesday afternoon with our dog. Its about a 30 minute hike up. I'm 51 and it was a bit uphill at the bottom but about 1/3 up it levels off and gets easier to climb up, easy hike. Shaded, and has logs/like stairs in the beginning then levels out to normal paths. The views are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not difficult, fantastic views. Well well worth the hike if you are in the area. The parking lot was overflowing but if you wait a bit some spots opened up. Beautiful.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk UP is a bit tricky under foot at times but well worth it at the end with a great reward - a spectacular vista of Squam Lake and beyond. The walk is basically uphill on a well used path, that at times is steps and other times just an upgrade. Tree roots and rocks are under foot and... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of hiking trails in the Lakes Region and this one is a good start. Not too long and a pretty easy climb. There is a decent sized parking area as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

An easy, family hike, a beautiful rock cropping with views of Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee. Just fabulous. Pack a liunch and have fun!

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Campton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I hike here off season with a senior hiking group. Trail is well maintained but crowded on weekends and peak summer.

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Sandwich, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

If you are looking for a short hike with an awesome view of Squam Lake, this is the one. Great place to take the kids but come early,nthe parking lot fills up quickly!

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Sandwich, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The scenery is spectacular & the trail easy to negotiate, but on a nice day you will be up there with immense crowds & the experience can be a less-than-pleasant interaction with people & the endless hunt for a parking spot instead of the extraordinary natural beauty of the place. That said, if you don't mind the crowds, it's always... More 

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

While staying in nearby Meredith, we decided to take this hike with our 6-year old daughter. I couldn't find great directions online, so if you are coming from the Meredith area, it's about 4 miles north of Holderness on Route 113. This route hugs the coast of Lake Squam and the parking lot is easy to spot. This was our... More 

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