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Sandwich, NH, Holderness, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Butterworth Trail
Route: Col Trail, bushwhack, Butterworth Trail, (East Rattlesnake), Ridge Trail, Col Trail
After spending much of the day hiking and doing trail maintenance on Mt. Chocorua, I headed over to the Rattlesnakes for a late afternoon hike.
Rather than do the traditional Rattlesnake hike, we opted to go to the Col Trail, bushwhack along a nice brook, then connect to the Butterworth Trail to the summit of the peak. Down at the viewpoint along the Ridge Trail, the views were pretty strong despite the overcast skies.
Rather than bushwhack back, we continued along the Ridge Trail, using the Col Trail to descend back to the base. There's certainly a lot to explore around these two peaks!
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Col Trail trailhead off Route 113
A wildflower along the bushwhack
Looking across Squam Lake from East Rattlesnake
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113 West from Center Sandwich. The Col Trail trailhead and small parking area is located on the left, shortly after a turn and before the Holderness border. The Col Trail starts off as a woods road.
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