West Rattlesnake Mountain and Five Finger Point Professional Review and Guide
"A well-worn path leads to exhilarating open vistas of Squam Lake, with an option to continue on to crystal clear swimming and jumping rocks! West Rattlesnake Mountain is well loved for a reason: the truly easy, beautiful, 0.9-mile hike and its expansive vistas south over Squam Lake and the Belknap Mountains are rewarding. A sunny Saturday in summer may not be a solitary experience here, but the simple beauty of this natural oasis of rocky ledges and wide-open skies will still be enjoyable.
The flat ledges at the summit make a perfect picnic spot, and there are plenty of nooks and crannies to find a private spot to enjoy the view. The path is short and its grades are gentle, making this a perfect trip for the smallest hikers. And if you’re up for a longer day, you can continue on to Five Finger Point for beaches, swimming, and world-class jumping into the crystal clear waters of Squam Lake."