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West Rattlesnake Mountain

Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
+1 603-271-2215
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Short trip up, easy to manage, excellent views

Trail is about 0.8mi each way, and the views at the top are super! Parking lot is small so go early... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
Quick hike for great lake view

Great spot for great views of the lake; quick hike - just over 1 mile, not too difficult; Remember... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
Gibbstown, New Jersey
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Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Trail is about 0.8mi each way, and the views at the top are super! Parking lot is small so go early to avoid the mid morning crowds.

1  Thank feistyscientist
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Great spot for great views of the lake; quick hike - just over 1 mile, not too difficult; Remember the bug spray

Thank fbroussard
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

This is a great, yet challenging hike to the top. Free parking at the trailhead and there is another hike to the mountain on the other side of the road.

Thank Konrad V
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Super easy hike with great views at the end! Not to strenuous at all. A lot of room at the top to take picture as well.

2  Thank Jean T
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Every May we head to West Rattlesnake in Holderness NH. Parking lot is on the right side of RT113 and it's big. But get here early, it fills up. Short 1 mile hike to the summit is perfect for kids. Our pre-schoolers had no troubles...More

Thank mountlombard
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic- the best views are after the hardest climb! You won't be disappointed. Parking off 113 is better option but the trails off Pinehurst Rd offer good options to explore different paths to the summit

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed February 24, 2017

We bring friends here to experience a NH hike. I point to this MTN from our canoe on Big Squam Lake.

1  Thank sarahordonald
Reviewed November 4, 2016

This is a must do while in Holderness. It is an easy hike for those who may not be experienced. The views are breathtaking and the fall colors were beautiful.

1  Thank Courtney M
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Because we were in the area, we tried this easy - moderate, short hike, tho I was surprisingly out of breath from it. Old bridal path trail on West Rattlesnake Mountain evidently no longer has rattlesnakes - whew. It was a little hard to find,...More

Thank Louisalivingston
Reviewed October 30, 2016

My wife and I were in Wolfeboro for a wedding and had some time to kill one nice sunny day so drove up here to take a hike. There are dirt parking lots on both sides of the road at the trailhead - I'd say...More

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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
November 24, 2016|
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Response from lbballoons | Reviewed this property |
I am not really sure of the exact distance, but I would be inclined to agree with the folks who say it is less than two miles round trip. I did my last hike when I was in my mid sixties, and it was no problem at all.
Susan D
August 17, 2016|
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Response from tank1050 | Reviewed this property |
One way. It took us seniors about an hour or so up and a bit less coming back down, but e were not booking it like some of the younger folks who passed us along the way.