Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Holderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

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
1 month 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
4 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
7 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
7 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
8 months ago

1 hr to summit, 40 min down

hiking
8 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
8 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
9 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
10 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.

hiking
11 months ago

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

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

hiking
11 months ago

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!

Trail is very poorly marked. There are no signs or trail blazes. All I saw on the whole hike were 2 cairns (or possibly the same cairn twice). We didn't find the summit and ended up walking a mile on the road back to our car on return.

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.

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

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

Sunday, July 09, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Nice easy hike with spectacular views!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Great winter hike!

hiking
26 days ago

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