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greenBlue Rattlesnake

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Trail

1.8 mile 2.8 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 344' 105 m
Descent: -346' -105 m
High: 1,208' 368 m
Low: 867' 264 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

An extremely popular trail rewarded by one of the best Lake Region views.

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Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildlife

May be closed during the muddy seasons.

Overview

Rattlesnake has some of the best "bang for your buck" in the Lakes Region. This wide singletrack proves simple to follow, easy to ascend/descend, and rewards with great views.

The one downside of Rattlesnake is its high traffic nature. On a clear day this is probably one of the most heavily crowded trails in NH.

This trail is officially called Old Bridle Path.

Need to Know

The main parking area fills up pretty quickly on a nice summer day. Park along Rt. 113 if necessary.

Description

Start at the Old Bridle Path trailhead and take Old Bridle Path up the mountain. This wide singletrack trail is well maintained and has several stairs to increase ease of use. Additionally, keep an eye out for birds and wildlife - although Old Bridle Path can get incredibly congested with people, the birds don't seem to mind!

Once at the top take in those amazing views! Directly below you is Rockywold Deephaven Camps and Five Finger Point. If you're looking to take a dip in the lake, head down Pasture Trail to Five Finger Point Trail.

To finish, head back down the Old Bridle Path exactly the way you came.

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Jul 9, 2019
lori Lenart
0h 30m
Jun 24, 2019
Chris Lockery
1.8mi — 1h 00m
Jun 8, 2019
Jake Lawson
1.8mi — 0h 44m
Feb 2, 2019
Maria F.
Used our snowshoes to get up to the overlook—beautiful!
Nov 7, 2018
Krista Marie
The trail stairs are soaked with puddles. Be careful on the slippery wet leaves.
Oct 11, 2018
Chad Lucier
Sep 30, 2018
Paul McGinnis
Jul 6, 2018
Chase Feldbrugge

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  4.6 from 15 votes

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