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West Rattlesnake
Holderness, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Old Bridle Path
Looking down the Old Bridle Path

Route: Old Bridle Path

With not too much time until the Red Sox game, I decided to do a quick hike up West Rattlesnake.

The Old Bridle Path is pretty easy. The footing is good and the pitch never gets so much as moderate. Though usually crowded, the views from the ledges at the top make it worthwhile.

I was surprised to see not much in terms of foliage colour. While areas to the north and east are peak or even past peak, there is still a heck of a lot of great around the lake.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: West Rattlesnake
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Hike Commenced: 4:01 PM
Parking Elevation: 800'
Destination: West Rattlesnake
Ascent Commenced: 4:01 PM
Summit Reached: 4:20 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:19
Trailhead Elevation: 800'
Summit Elevation: 1,240'
Distance: .9 miles
Vertical Gain: 455'
Hike Ended: 4:45 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:44
Hike Distance: 1.8 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 470'


The Old Bridle Path trailhead on Route 113
The Old Bridle Path trailhead on Route 113

Looking southeast across Squam Lake toward the Belknap Range from West Rattlesnake - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast across Squam Lake toward the Belknap Range from West Rattlesnake

Topographic map of West Rattlesnake


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113 West from Center Sandwich. Shortly after the Mt. Morgan parking lot, the trailhead is on the left. Parking available in the Mt. Morgan parking lot and on the side of the road (not on pavement).

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