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Must do hike at Squam

Nice hike for 20 minutes through the woods. Not very hard. Incredible view at the top of Squam and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eric B
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We used to vacation at RDC when our kids were little. This trip was just my husband and I and we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Niki O
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Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super easy hike, took about 45 min with a nice slow climb, nothing strenuous. Had 5 dogs with me and a 8yo and they loved it. Amazing views of the Squam Lake Region at the top! Must take the time for this-plus a great little...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hike for 20 minutes through the woods. Not very hard. Incredible view at the top of Squam and the surrounding area.

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to vacation at RDC when our kids were little. This trip was just my husband and I and we stayed at the Squam Lake Inn and hiked west rattlesnake one afternoon. It is an easy hike— we saw folks of all ages up...More

4  Thank Niki O
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Love this place and it's a nice little hike good for pets and kids. I hike this whenever I can and you should too!

2  Thank camper46
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The hike was relatively easy although it does start off going uphill. But it isn’t too bad. The view at the top is worth it. We were there for an hour and 20 minutes and we took our time enjoying the view at the top....More

6  Thank travelpurplemonkey
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This hike is well maintained and moderate to walk. It took us about 40 minutes to reach the views, and it was well worth it. My wife said it was the most beautiful view she has seen, and that is saying a lot! Do this...More

3  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Well maintained by the Squam Lake Association. No charge for the hike. My GPS did not locate the trail head. Drop in at the SLA office for maps and directions. Hike is about 2.5 mi round trip. Good for all ages.

3  Thank Kitty52_10
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This is such a great hike to do as a family or with friends! Just take some good mosquito repellent!! The trail up is well marked and is not hard! When you arrive at the top the view is breathtaking with a view of Squam...More

1  Thank Mike Y
Reviewed 13 May 2018

While on my way to go food shopping (on a beautiful day), I decided to take a detour and do this hike instead of going food shopping. Was glad that I did. I have done this hike several times. It is an easy, short hike...More

4  Thank Marianne P
Reviewed 4 May 2018

I grew up on this mountain and have always loved it. If you are a hiker of any kind, you can get to the top in half an hour or less. You will see all of Squam Lake before you, and beyond it, Lake Winnepesuke....More

1  Thank simplegifts2016
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Karen C
24 April 2018|
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Response from Lakemama23 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is closed for mud but people still hike up it with proper boots.
7 June 2017|
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Response from sarahordonald | Reviewed this property |
I do not have young children. I would got with the Boston, MA, reply. The trail has been updated with a lot of steps. I imagine smaller legs will need more time. No need for speed hiking. Always Bring water, snacks and... More
25 November 2016|
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Response from lbballoons | Reviewed this property |
I am not really sure of the exact distance, but I would be inclined to agree with the folks who say it is less than two miles round trip. I did my last hike when I was in my mid sixties, and it was no problem at all.