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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


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
The Rattlesnake Mountain Trail

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

Due in part to there being no plowed parking, the trail hasn't seen has much use as it has in previous winters. Generally about a foot or so of snow with a breakable crust on top. Trail had been barebooted and skied prior to the Monday storm, so it was a bit rough. A somewhat decent snowshoe track is now in place.

It was interesting to see most of the wind turbines not moving before sunrise, then firing up at sunrise (no change in wind, so perhaps it had to do with grid demand).

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Parking Elevation: 630'
Destination: Rattlesnake Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 630'
Summit Elevation: 1,594'
Distance: 1.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 999'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:14
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

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