Explore the most popular walking trails in West Rattlesnake Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Vraiment magnifique !!! Le sentier est très beau dans une belle forêt. Et la vue est superbe, inoubliable. C'est à mon sens la plus belle randonnée que j'ai fait dans tout mon road trip. Je ne suis pas descendu pas le même chemin que la monté, on peut faire une boucle en passant par Ramsey trail et undercut path trail, (vert et blanc 50 mettre vers la droite sur la route pour rejoindre le parking), ce qui rend encore plus sympa la randonnée. On a vu sur le chemin des juvéniles de triton (salamandre orange avec des points rouge). Ça nous a prit 35 minutes pour monter et 1h pour descendre. Il y a beaucoup d'espace en haut pour s'assoir profiter de la vue, picniquer, s'allonger lire...

Amazing trail ! And probably the most beautiful view I have seen for such a short hike ! The trail is well indicated, and the space at the summit allowed us to stop for a while and admire the view. We came back using the Ramsey Path and the Undercut Trail (marked green then white), so it made a loop (you just have to right to come back to the parking lot). The way down was fun, and we saw a lot of salamanders. It took us 35 min to go up, and then 1h to come back using the loop.

Great family hike, pretty busy trail!

I was up there yesterday and all trails are closed for mud season. Rattlesnake, Morgan, Percival.

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1 month ago

Wonderfull views toward the "Gold Pond"! Great at fresh snow with no crowd on the trail.

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2 months ago

Fresh snow fall trail.. View at the top was beautiful..

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5 months ago

Very easy hike and you get an AMAZING view of Squam Lake! The kids loved it. We went on Black Friday choosing to #optoutside

Quick hike with a fantastic view! A new fav!

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6 months ago

Great short hike with awesome views of Squam and Winnipesaukee. Pretty short but the inclined on the way up still gets you a good workout!

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7 months ago

Great view. lots of people. parking could be an issue if there at peak times

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7 months ago

Beautiful, easy trail along the lake. There are several places to stop and swim along the way. Doggo and I give it 5 stars!

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8 months ago

great for beginner family hike! this is one of our favorite hikes. my boys are 3, 5 and 14 and we all love it!

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8 months ago

Great little hike with view of squam lake. We missed trail fork and ended up way off so bushwhacked straight up using this apps map as guide. Luckily mountain is a small one!

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8 months ago

Easy, quick hike with breathtaking views of Squam Lake.

Post card view.

Easy in and out on yellow trail, well maintained, beautiful view with open space. Great for children, many visitors.

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9 months ago

Great views of Squam Lake. Easy and short hike. If there is a downside (and this is really reaching) would be the noise pollution from the people on the lake.

Great family hike, well groomed trail. Kids had no problem. Amazing views of the lake from the lookout at the top.

Super simple and easy trail, and wow, wow, what a view.

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9 months ago

Great view

Opportunity to swim on this hike. Wintergreens & blueberries when in season.

Looking for West Rattlesnake Mountain, we actually hiked East Rattlesnake. With two adventurous youngsters and three willing adults, we summited to a gorgeous view of Big Squam Lake. We hiked up the red trail and hiked back on the green trail. The red trail was more challenging than the green trail, but after the strenuous hike up and the rewarding view, the hike down was a leisurely stroll back to Pinehurst Rd. Naturally we celebrated with a soft serve ice cream cone from Riverside Restaurant in Ashland!

Perfect trail for a hike and picnic.

There is only a small parking area and it shares it with another trail. be careful about where you park. The local residents apprently arnt pleased aboutits popularity. I got a parking ticket.

Beyond that this is a fairly easy hike. The first mile has the only elevation gain and after that its a trip around the peninsula. There is a large sign marking the UNH conservation land. There are 2 or 3 sandy beaches to swim from and a larger flat rock beach towards the middle. This was the largest waypoint.

if it werent for the parking issues. I would rate this 5 stars.

I fought my ticket and had it rescinded. The local police department told me the town is working on better parking accommodations.

Also don't be fearful of the crowds at the trailhead. They are almost all heading for the other trail. We only ran into 3 or 4 other groups on five fingers.

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10 months ago

The climb is steep all the way to the summit of Rattlesnake mountain, but the view is awesome and well worth it.

10 months ago

Beautiful view.

this is a great, quick hike that has an awesome view at the top.

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10 months ago

Great short easy hike as a beginner. It took me 25 min to go up and 15 min to come down. On my travels I passed many others of different skill levels and ages including families. The view at the end was beyond worth it.

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10 months ago

Great easy hike & wonderful views!

Nice easy hike with spectacular views!

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