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Old Bridle Path

Old Bridle Path

Old Bridle Path

Page Type: Route

Location: New Hampshire, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 43.78020°N / 71.5297°W

Object Title: Old Bridle Path

Route Type: Walk-Up

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Class 1

Route Quality: 
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Page By: EastKing

Created/Edited: Apr 28, 2005 / Aug 29, 2010

Object ID: 164862

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Shot of Squam Lake and Lake...

VIA OLD BRIDLE PATH: From I-93 get of Exit 24 and head east through the town of Ashland. Stay on the road and take 26 east to Holderness. At about 2 miles you will at the town center of Holderness. Make a left onto Route 113 and head roughly 10 minute on the road. there will be parking 5 miles on your left. The Old Bridle Path will be across the the street.

Route Description

Shot of Squam Lake from West...

Old Bridle Path
0.9 miles
(1.8 miles roundtrip)
400 feet elevation gain

From beginning to end this trail consist of easy to moderate grades to the summit. It ascends an old logging road through the woods of West Rattlesnake. Near at any point does this trail become steep. Once you reach the summit the beautiful cliff overlook will be on your right. Enjoy the views from the summit.

Essential Gear

In summer just walking shoes and some water. Remember the bug repellant in June due to black fly season. In winter snowshoes would make this trail much more enjoyable.

Miscellaneous Info

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