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Rattlesnake Mountain
Rumney, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Rattlesnake Mountain Trail near the summit
The Rattlesnake Mountain Trail near the summit

Route: Rattlesnake Mountain Trail, (Rattlesnake Mountain), Rattlesnake Mountain Trail

With a cold, but nice afternoon, I decided to stay local and head over to Rattlesnake Mountain.

Starting at the tiny parking lot (plowed, but not much room for parking), I kept a somewhat brisk pace due to the single digit temperatures. Reaching the summit, there were excellent views in nearly all directions. While it was tempting to wait for the sunset, I didn't want to sit on the exposed peak for half an hour in below zero windchill temperatures (including the light winds). Thusly, I was able to make it back to the parking lot in daylight.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, January 24, 2011
Hike Commenced: 3:40 PM
Parking Elevation: 630'
Destination: Rattlesnake Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:40 PM
Summit Reached: 4:12 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 630'
Summit Elevation: 1,594'
Distance: 1.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 999'
Hike Ended: 4:40 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:00
Hike Distance: 2.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,034'


The Rattlesnake Mountain Trail trailhead on off Buffalo Road
The Rattlesnake Mountain Trail trailhead on off Buffalo Road

Looking at Stinson Mountain from Rattlesnake Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Stinson Mountain from Rattlesnake Mountain

Late day sun on the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail
Late day sun on the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail

Topographic map of Rattlesnake Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 25 west from Plymouth, then take a right onto Main Street in Rumney. Take a left onto Buffalo Road. The Rattlesnake Mountain Trail and small parking lot will eventually be on the right, after passing two rock climbing parking areas.

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