West/East Rattlesnake and 5 Finger Point hike

DATE: Oct 27, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Oct 27, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Holderness NH

Trip Leader(s)

Plymouth, NH United States,

Waltham, MA United States

Meeting Time: 1:00 PM

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate

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Region: New England

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Join us for this beautiful 5 mile loop hike over the summits of West and East Rattlesnake Mountains, and then on to five finger point.  Total elevation gain for the whole hike is less than 1000 feet.   West and East Rattlesnake have granite ledges with beautiful views out onto Squam Lake, where On Golden Pond was filmed.      5 finger point is a 5 fingered peninsula jutting out into Squam Lake with beautiful views along the lake.   From the trailhead,  we'll take the Pasture Trail to the top of West Rattlesnake Mountain, enjoy the views, and then continue along the ridge trail to the less visited summit of East Rattlesnake Mountain for more great views.   We'll then take the East Rattlesnake trail down to the 5 finger point trail and do the loop along the peninsula and then back to the trailhead.     This hike is being co-listed as a Chiltern Mountain Club hike, so women from Chiltern may be attending the hike.   After the hike, for those that are interested we will plan to have dinner at Walters Basin restaurant nearby, with yet more great views looking out onto Squam Lake.    

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

From the intersection of Rt 3 and Rt 113 in Holderness, NH, take Rt 113 about 5 miles and then make a right onto Pinehurst Rd.  Pinehurst Rd is about 0.5 miles before the parking areas for West Rattlesnake and Mt. Morgan.  If you reach these two parking areas, you have gone to far and missed Pinehurst Rd.   Once on Pinehurst Rd go a little less than a mile and park along the right side of the road right before the "no parking behind these signs" sign for Rockywold and Deephaven camps.

Trip Leader(s)


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Plymouth, NH

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

Waltham, MA

United States

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Plymouth, NH

United States
guest member

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Rumney, NH

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Jamaica Plain, MA

United States
sustaining member

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Beverly, MA

United States
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