Family West Rattlesnake Mountain Hike, Holderness, NH

Trip dates: Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This hike offers the "Best hike/views for least effort", dare we say anywhere? Lots of "bang for your buck" so to speak. We will meet at noon. We will hike approximately 2 miles with 450' elevation gain round trip to the summit of West Rattlesnake Mountain (1260') and back. We expect the hike will take 2 hours including time to enjoy the summit with its rocky outcrops and expansive views of Squam Lake with its many islands as well as the Belknap Range in the distance.

We will follow the yellow-blazed Old Bridle Path 0.9 mile. Shortly before the end of Old Bridle Path, Ramsey Trail will leave to the right. Then a bit farther along, Pasture Trail will veer to the right and Ridge Trail goes left. We go left to the summit of West Rattlesnake in less than 0.1 mile. We return via the same route.

To register click "Register Now" OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: Families attending our Family Outings Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend have first priority to sign up for this hike through October 31st.

Questions? Contact Joanna Jung,, 617-549-2812.


  • "The Best hike/views for least effort EVER!,

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Trip region: 
New Hampshire, Lakes Region
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Jeanne Blauner (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..

Joanna Jung (617-549-2812)
Ashley Brown (901-871-6674)
Trip location: 
West Rattlesnake Mountain, Holderness, NH
Family West Rattlesnake Mountain Hike, Holderness, NH
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Creation date: 
2018-10-10 17:47:50.0
Last updated: 
2018-11-05 09:53:27.44