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

We liked the trail overall. Kind of lonely trail. We met only 2 other families and a mountain biker.

Good -
1. Tree cover throughout the trail - no need to bring your sunglasses or caps. Just have some bug repelant.
2. Floor is covered with pine needles, leaves and moss - very easy for feet.
3. Accent is very gradual (always under 25%)
4. Few scenic views - looking over Squam Lake

Caution-
1. trail is unmarked and has many splits that will take you in circles. Have All trails app on your phone
2. trail splits in to a small loop close to the summit. Take to right side path to get to some vista points. Also not that this path is harder that the trail so far. some spots are scary for kids to be alone.
3. Trail beyond the summit marker is rarely traveled and bit risky
4. I think we should avoid this trail on rainy days, as narrow parts of trail may get flooded.

The east rattle snake trail is a little more wooded and thus more buggy than the west rattle snake mountain side. The view is good but definitely can not compare to the west rattle snake side. But it's a short hike for a relatively good reward.

A difficult hike in our opinion but worth it! It gets really steep at parts and it didn’t help that we did most of it while it was raining but those views at the top are breathtaking. Overall a really fun time!

My kids do not like hiking as much as I do. My kids love this hike for the rock jump and swim!

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy trail. The leaves are slippery, but we were able to do the entire trail in an hour and 45 minutes with a couple of 15 minute stops at the tiny beaches! We even saw a massive snapping turtle in the water, which was cool, but I definitely didn't wanna go for a swim after seeing him haha. Bug spray is a must!

hiking
1 month ago

NICE SHORT HIKE IF YOU HAVE LITTE KIDS OR A SHORT TIME. GOOD VIEW OF SQUAM LAKE.

Fantastic view for such a quick hike! Some parts are quite steep, but the view is worth it. If you're parking at the trailhead, make sure you get there early. There's only room for 4 or 5 cars

Beautiful hike with some sandy beaches if you need to cool off!

hiking
1 month ago

There was no trail marker off Old Mill Rd. parking area, but we figured it out. Wasn't much of a peak either, and we actually missed it and wound going to Mt. Morgan. Deffinetly the path less traveled. Was an easy trail though and great for my 4 month old pup. I'd love to do it in the winter.

hiking
1 month ago

SHORT HIKE BUT STEEP NEAR TOP. NICE LEDGE WITH VIEW OF SQUAM LAKE. LINKS UP WITH THE CRAWFORD-RIDGEPOLE TRAIL. 93* F AT TIME OF HIKE, COME BACK COOL WEATHER.

hiking
2 months ago

Same view as the West Rattlesnake Mountain hike, with less people. The trail is well cut with some parts of steep climbing, and the view is incredible. At only a little longer than a mile, it’s pretty much the ideal quick hike.

hiking
2 months ago

It's a lovely trail -- not really marked, so you do have to keep an eye out for small trails that wing off, etc. I recommend taking the right/southern trail at the fork/loop, as that's where you'll find the nice views (as there is absolutely nothing at the actual summit).

Beautiful views for little effort.

40 min up hiking hard. 15 min down running.

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

nature trips
5 months ago

Just to clarify, this is a Nature Center with outdoor animal exhibits, it requires a fee. A pretty easy walk with lots of interesting animals.

hiking
8 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

hiking
8 months ago

I moved to the area this summer, this is my favorite trail to walk my dogs at. It's definitely moderate- has some steep sections but is dominantly flat enough where you can just stroll through.

hiking
9 months ago

1 hr to summit, 40 min down

hiking
9 months ago

Lovely hike on easy trails. Not marked much, but the way was easy to follow. I did have this app to reference. Wasn’t sure we hit the summit as there is nothing to distinguish it. It was a beautiful day and the stream was active and running strong. There is a ledge overlook that is amazing. It offers an easterly view.

hiking
9 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!

great trail.
not marked but well defined. only two places where I had to question a little bit where the trail was. 1st place was were the trail comes to what looks like a fork in the trail. both are trails but trail to the left will take you to the summit. 2nd place was closer to the top where it comes to a small clearing and the trail looks like it comes to an end. follow the trail to the left along what appears to be a dried up creek bed.
fairly steep incline most of the way up.
nice clearing at the top. views for a good distance of water bodies, treetops, mountains

hiking
10 months ago

It's a nice hike. No marked trails or signs so a bit confusing near the summit.
But worth a hike. Very quiet didn't see anyone else

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

hiking
11 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!

We have been here twice now and can't wait to get back. There is something new and beautiful everywhere you look. The first time we went up the steep right hand trail to Mt Fayal summit and proudly made it! The second time we took the less steep left hand trail up, but took a wrong turn and ended up taking the "Forest Trail" which was much longer and taking the less steep trail down. Oh, well, it was beautiful and I wouldn't change a thing.

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

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

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

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