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Rattlesnake Mountain

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 4.0 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A quick but steep out-and-back to a beautiful view of the Baker River valley.


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Out and Back

1,583' 483 m

High

674' 206 m

Low

938' 286 m

Up

937' 286 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek

Overview

A quick hike to a beautiful overlook that is a popular option for locals and visitors to the area with easy access. The overlook is not to be missed if visiting the Baker River Valley. Perfect for sunrise or sunset as the overlook faces south.

Need to Know

Common Cafe is a great cafe in Rumney with live music and good beer and The Little House Inn is a good B&B/Hostel option.

Description

The Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead is located on the north side of Buffalo Rd just west of Rumney Village. The parking area will hold about 4-5 vehicles with one or two more small pull-offs to the east of the main area.

The trail follows yellow markers and begins with an easy gradual climb up through a nice pine forest. After about a quarter mile, the trail begins to steepen and does not quit for about a solid half mile. The difficulty is eased by the beautiful mountain stream flowing parallel to the trail.

Once you reach the top of the mountain, the trail flattens out and works its way out to a loop which mainly consists of rock slabs with yellow trail markers painted on them to direct you. The view is stunning to the south overlooking Rumney and down towards Plymouth. This is a great spot for sunset or sunrise or a picnic.

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Zach Buecker

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At the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain
Aug 27, 2019 near Rumney, NH
Enjoy a phenomenal view atop Rattlesnake Mountain.
May 24, 2017 near Rumney, NH
A beautiful stream parallels the trail in the first mile.
May 24, 2017 near Rumney, NH
The summit of Rattlesnake Mountain offers a feeling of accomplishment and great views of the surrounding hills.
May 24, 2017 near Rumney, NH
Take caution as you navigate this steep section of the trail up Rattlesnake Mountain.
May 24, 2017 near Rumney, NH

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Jan 11, 2020
Ben Bourque
May 9, 2019
Brandi Makauskas
2.5mi
Aug 11, 2018
Joseph Hubicki
Apr 21, 2018
Catrina Damrell
Fun trail, great views, short hike maybe 3ish miles?, practicing hikes on knee
Sep 4, 2017
Jeffrey Kuchar
Hiked with Jessie, Logan, Bill, Roni, & Gracie
Jun 11, 2017
Marieke Sawka
2.5mi
Apr 22, 2017
Cody Durgin
2.6mi
Aug 18, 2016
Megan Faro