Looking for a great trail in West Rattlesnake Natural Area, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in West Rattlesnake Natural Area ranging from 0.8 to 5.1 miles and from 580 to 1,269 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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great views. not to hard to snowshoe.

Quick and easy hike with a nice view! Great even during the winter. With the snow, it looks like a new adventure!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy with beautiful views; more views on West Rattlesnake; packed powder conditions

snow
1 month ago

Great beginner winter hike. Packed snow on Old Bridle, although I'd still recommend microspikes or snowshoes. We also looped out on Pasture (not packed, we postholed a lot), Col (loosely packed), and Ridge (packed) before we headed back down Old Bridle. Lovely!

Short hike with a great view at the end.

Great quick hike for a fantastic view. Parking lot is a sheet of ice and trail was slushy. Great hike for beginners or for a pre or post work day.

on Old Bridle Path

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views at the end of this fairly easy hike. A large portion of the trail though is a sheet of ice. Be sure to wear microspikes and be prepared to slide a bit.

MORE OF A WALK THEN HIKE. BUT HAS GREAT VIEWS OF LAKE AND MOUNTAINS IN ALL DIRECTIONS. GREAT FOR SMALLER KIDS TO START ON.

hiking
4 months ago

Trail was easy and view point was stunning. However way too crowded to really enjoy. Went-mid morning mid-week and lots of toddlers/children running around. People were hoarding the best spots for photos. Probably not something I would do again. Unless VERY early in the morning.

If you're a family this is great. If you just want to do a simple/quiet hike alone/with a dog this is not it.

hiking
4 months ago

good quick hike. view point is small but beautiful. less crowded than West Rattlesnake

Great bang for the buck!

It's the shortest trail to the summit of West Rattlesnake but it is really steep with some scrambles. I didn't had much time so I took this route to catch the sunset over the squam lakes.

I underestimated the trail and brought barely a quarter of a 16.9 ounce water and ran out when I got about 80% to the summit. The hike down was much easier so I didn't needed any water.

The views from the summit of West Rattlensnake was absolutely memorable so it was totally worth the quick hike. This was my second hike to the summit of this mountain this year.

Great little hike, steep! It does connect to other trails, recommend taking ridge trail on your way back over to west rattlesnake summit, the view is even more incredible there!!

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome afternoon hike. Incredible views.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice short hike. Great views

Incredible view!

Great family friendly hike. Easy enough but a decent workout. My dog loved it too. Beautiful views of Squam Lake at the top.

Short hike with a big reward of a view.

hiking
5 months ago

lots of folks with dogs, noisy on top headed over to east rattlesnake a great day go breeze

Nice well maintained trails. We took old bridal path to Col trail and made a loop after reaching the peak of west rattle snake. We did a lot of down hill climbing on Col trail before ascending up. A relatively easy trail. We had a four yr old w us who did just great.

on Old Bridle Path

hiking
6 months ago

so in love the trail. it breath taking. we will be do this in falls

easy and beautiful views

6 months ago

Family did this trail today with a 6 yo and 2 yo in a backpack. Perfect length, great view at the top, and clearly marked.

my family and I did this hike today we have a 9 yo and a 5 yo they had no problem. Beautiful views!

Steep with some minor scrambles. Totally worth the effort short term for an amazing vista.

great views

hiking
7 months ago

easy hike with beautiful views!

Moderately busy at height of the season but worth the short climb for the view.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. Well maintained. Hike is good for kids and dogs (there were many dogs the day we went).
View is great at the top.
Parking was tricky we had to park on the road (be sure not to be over the white line if you’re on the road because we saw people getting ticketed).

Every place marked No Parking. We had to turn around and leave. :-(

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