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The Butterworth Trail

The Butterworth Trail

The Butterworth Trail

Page Type: Route

Location: New Hampshire, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 43.78020°N / 71.5297°W

Object Title: The Butterworth Trail

Route Type: Hike (Walk Up)

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Class 1

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Page By: EastKing

Created/Edited: May 1, 2005 / Aug 29, 2010

Object ID: 164878

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VIA BUTTERWORTH TRAIL: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 12 minutes on the road. Make a right on Melcalf Road. The Butterworth Trail will be 0.7 miles on the left.

Route Description

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The Butterworth Trail
Trail Distance: 0.7 mile (one way)
Elevation Gain: 550 ft.

This trail climb the less popular East Rattlesnake from the east. The trail begins at gradual grade but within a couple hundred yards increases to a moderate grade. Itcontinue 0.6 miles more to the summit of East Rattlesnake. A few hundred feet more on the Ridge is a fine view from the less popular East Rattlesnake.

Essential Gear

In winter snowshoes and crampons would be highly recommended. However no technical gear is needed is summer.

Miscellaneous Info

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