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Rattlesnake Mountain

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Trail

2.5 mile 4.0 kilometer loop
67% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 938' 286 m
Descent: -937' -286 m
High: 1,583' 483 m
Low: 674' 206 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)

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Trail shared by Zach Buecker

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

Zach Buecker

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek

Overview

A quick run 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.

Runner Notes

This is a steep run! About a half mile of the ascent is super steep and will get your heart pumping!

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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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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