Old Bridle Path

EASY 193 reviews

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 June until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

muddy

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.

hiking
1 day ago

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

6 days ago

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.

hiking
8 days ago

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

23 days 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.

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

easy hike with beautiful views!

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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).

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing view awarded after a relatively easy hiking under 40 minutes. Perfect for young kids and dogs. The view at the top is unobstructed and there is plenty room to roam around and take a rest. The trail can get muddy at places (we went after a few days on rain) but it doesn't get slippery. Highly recommended.

1 month ago

Nice, easy trail. Great for kids. Great views!

hiking
1 month ago

Now that I've done it I can see why it earns the top spot for the best trail in the area. The trail to the west rattlesnake mountain is easy but interesting every step of the way. The panoramic view of Squam Lake from the West Rattlesnake Mountain is absolutely memorable. I've recently purchased a nice 12x binocular for the hike and what an absolute treat.

I was able to see kayakers, sail boats and distant houses from the gorgeous summit. There is a good reason why this mountain always pack a crowd. There are plenty of shade so we really enjoyed the picnic food as well. The way back is even easier and more enjoyable as it is an easy downhill stroll all the way. This is one trail that I will definitely do again.

hiking
1 month ago

Ridiculously beautiful payoff for such a short, easy hike. I’m usually a stickler for proper footwear but we did this in sandals with no problem.

hiking
2 months ago

Great for the the whole family

2 months ago

You cant beat the views for such an easy little hike. The one downside is how busy it always is.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing hike! Not too hard at all! Great length - hiked with baby on my back great for kids and family. View was spectacular! Definitely recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic effort-to-payoff ratio... easy short hike with stunning views of Squam Lake.

3 months ago

what an amazing view.

hiking
3 months ago

THE view was incredible

3 months ago

Very good for a family looking for an easy hike. It does get busy here. Views of lake are great with nice rocks to sit on while you enjoy the view. Trail is more like a nice wide path with steps. Road in and out is paved nice. Parking is directly across from parking for Mt. Morgan Trail. Bring a picnic and enjoy a few hours.

4 months ago

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...

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Great family hike, pretty busy trail!

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

10 months ago

Quick hike with a fantastic view! A new fav!

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

Easy, quick hike with breathtaking views of Squam Lake.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Post card view.

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