Rattlesnake Trail

EASY 65 reviews

Rattlesnake Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Center Sandwich, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.7 miles 396 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

The trail starts out with an incline and there are a number of stairs to reach the top of the trail, the view is breathtaking, it's a panoramic view of Squam Lake, where On Golden Pond was filmed. Well worth the hike. The trail ends with a slight turn to the left, ending in a large rock ledge.

5 days ago

The hike was pretty easy and quick, I went in the winter and it was a little icey but doable

13 days ago

Great winter hike

backpacking
1 month ago

This is the best place in the world!! Squam Lake is the best part about the whole thing!!!

2 months ago

Great first hike after ankle and leg rehab!! Love the view.

hiking
3 months ago

easy trail. beautiful view

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail- spectacular view

hiking
3 months ago

Family tradition! Great views of Squam, easy for kids, nice little adventure.

3 months ago

Great payoff for an easy quick hike! Highly recommend!

3 months ago

Easy hike up steps most of the way and a few straight spots. Only gets steep for a very short time right at the top. Great for families just keep kids away from the ledges once on top :) bathrooms at bottom of trail and plenty of parking. Really nice beautiful hike the views are worth the trip for sure. Hope you enjoy!!

3 months ago

4 months ago

Easy trail. Spectacular view

hiking
4 months ago

Very easy trail, kid approved. The views are second to none. Went mid-week and there were only a handful of cars in the parking lot.

hiking
4 months ago

Fairly easy hike with amazing view!

hiking
4 months ago

Great day hike for family. Quick and great views in such a short time....

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing view

5 months ago

This is a family favorite - easy trail for kids of all ages with great views at the top and shade to eat a snack or lunch. Tends to be very busy, so head elsewhere if you're looking for a quiet hike alone in the woods :)

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice hike not to easy not to hard beautiful views of Squam lake . Hiked it with 4 and 7 year old plus 5 month old puppy all had fun .

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike- with beautiful views! Short day hike, and fairly easy, with a steady incline.

5 months ago

This is an easy hike with awesome views!