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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 up the Old Bridle Path
Looking up the Old Bridle Path

Route: Old Bridle Path

Trail was generally packed powder with a few areas of blue ice. I was able to bareboot to the summit and back without issue. Some may prefer light traction, but the ice wasn't terribly slippery (more of a groundthraw/refreeze ice vs. ice bulge). I suspect traction will be needed, though, if this thaws/refreezes in the near future. Snowshoes would probably be a good idea if continuing over to East Rattlesnake, though it appears some had booted that as well (maybe 8" deep).

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Parking Elevation: 815'
Destination: West Rattlesnake
Time Elapsed: 00:12
Trailhead Elevation: 815'
Summit Elevation: 1,240'
Distance: .9 miles
Vertical Gain: 440'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:40
Hike Distance: 1.8 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 455'


The Old Bridle Path trailhead at the back of the parking area
The Old Bridle Path trailhead at the back of the parking area

The sunrise from West Rattlesnake - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from West Rattlesnake

The sunrise from West Rattlesnake - Click to enlarge
The Belknaps at sunrise

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113 West from Center Sandwich. The West Rattlesnake parking lot is on the left at a height of land, across from the Mt. Morgan parking area. The Old Bridle Path trailhead is located at the back of the parking lot.

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