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Old Bridle Path is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Center Sandwich, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 383 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Muddy

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As of 5/6/19, hikers have reported this trail closed for mud season. Check with the park before visiting for more information. 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.

Small parking lot across the street.

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Reviews (365)
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Recordings (233)
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Barbara Hernandez
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Hiking

Beautiful easy hike. Magnificent views of the lake.

Noya Kfir
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Stunning view of Squam lake.

Nicole Gravallese
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HikingRocky

hiked up morgan trailhead. well marked. pretty. lots of travelers.

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Amy Ghera
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Hiking

Hiked here to see the sunrise @5am. Sun was slightly blocked by trees, but we still saw gorgeous pink in the sky. Such a wonderful view regardless!!

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Puck Fernsten
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HikingBugs

Everyone’s favorite view so far. Easy, buggy, enjoyable walk with a nice view as a reward. Small children appropriate.

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Tara MK
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gorgeous views at the top

Lucie L.
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Short and easy hike. gorgeous view to Squam Lake.

Manish Motiani
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HikingBugs

A short hike with some excellent views. Bugs at the beginning and until halfway up the trail.

Cheryl Flatt
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Hiking

Fun hike with grandkids! Amazing views.

Jessica Ober
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Hiking

Hiked with Mom, Sarah, Aunt Joan, Toby, Harley, and Jake.

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Nicholas Geraci
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Gracelyn Kuzman
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Hiking

Great, short trail done as a warm up to Mt. Morgan across the street. It was fun to see the lakes from both views!

Brianna Chianca
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HikingBugsRocky

Extremely easy hike! beautiful view at the top to sit and have some lunch. Would definitely recommend !

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Ben Parsons
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Hiking

Gorgous walk on a gorgeous day!

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Tara Stewart
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HikingBugs

Great trail. A bit buggy. Beautiful views of Squam Lake. Good for kids.

Michael Dennehy
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Hiking

IMPORTANT! There is NO signage and there are 4 trials that all head to the top of the mountain. We though we were taking the Col trail/Ridge trail route but we ended up on Old Bridle. Nice trail - basically a straight shot up at a relatively easy/moderate incline. This is the path most people take with the large parking area at the trailhead. If you want a steeper in line and less traveled path, find the other trailhead off of Pine Hurst Road. The views are truly spectacular.

Jared Grace
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HikingMuddy

Great easy hike. One very small spot of ice on the trail that can easily be avoided. Otherwise I had no issues at all today with no spikes. Everyone (minus a couple of teens) were extremely respectful of the 6ft social distancing request/demand. The summit is big enough to enjoy, while keeping your distance, even with a fairly busy day.

Lauren Yeomans
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Great, easy hike. Lots of ice. Nice view for a quick hike.

Krista Krista Westermayer
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Nice easy trail with great views at the top. Snowy and icy despite the warm days we had. Microspikes made it easy though. Pup had a great hike!

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Carrie Grove
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Hiking

Great hike with fantastic views at the top!!

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Becky Freeman
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Hiking

Spectacular views! My 2 & 4 year old were able to handle this on their own. Try to hit this one on a weekday, if possible, to avoid the crowds.

Gail Cannady
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Hiking

Great views from top. Lots of steps up. Not very buggy. Good with poles both ways.

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Lynda Johnson
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Hiking

Awesome view of Squam Lake. Stay left at the fork at the top for best view. Parking can be a challenge but people are coming and going most of the time.

Carl S
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Hiking

Very accessible. Good for all ages and dogs on leash.

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Muriel Benton
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Hiking

My nephews, their dog and I really like enjoyed this hike. Just keep on the yellow blaze path and it’s a quick trip up West Rattlesnake Mtn. for a stunning view of Big Squam Lake and its many magical islands.

Daniel Brassloff
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Hiking

Great quick hike with a great view. Amazing view at the top. Lots of cool stairs made of wood and stone and big rocks to climb on.

Meghan McCarthy
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Hiking

Quick and easy with great vista!

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