Center Sandwich, New Hampshire 03227
West Rattlesnake Mountain is a popular hiking destination in Holderness, It offers views of Squam Lake and the surrounding mountains from its summit. West Rattlesnake Mountain is part of the West Rattlesnake Natural Area, which is managed by the Squam Lakes Conservation Society and the University of New Hampshire.
The Hike New England website has a description and map of a hike to West Rattlesnake Mountain.
This hike goes to the summit of West Rattlesnake Mountain and offers views of Squam Lake and its many islands at the foot of the mountain.
Follow the yellow-blazed Old Bridle Path for 0.9 miles to its end which will lead you to rocky outcrops with fantastic views. Shortly before the end of Old Bridle Path, Ramsey Trail will leave to the right. Then a bit farther along, Pasture Trail will veer to the right, and Ridge Trail will go to the left. Go left to reach the summit of West Rattlesnake in less than 0.1 mile.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
Last updated November 12, 2023