Rattle River - Appalachian Trail

Shelburne, New Hampshire 03581

Elevation Gain2,753ft
Trailhead Elevation765ft
Elevation Min/Max765/3379ft
Elevation Start/End765/765ft

Rattle River - Appalachian Trail

Rattle River - Appalachian Trail is a hiking trail in Shelburne, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 765 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,753 feet. The Rattle River trailhead (elevation 820 feet) parking is near the trailhead. The Rattle River Shelter can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms and a camp site along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Kenduskeag Trail and Kenduskeak Trail - Appalachian Trail.

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail - New England (Menasha Ridge Press)
Lafe Low
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"The hike to the Rattle River shelter is a nice, gentle ramble through the forest along the shores of the beautiful Rattle River. This one is perfect for younger kids. You can hear the sound of the rushing water as you’re hiking. It’s quite relaxing and peaceful. As you’re hiking along the gentle trail, there are several spots that are good to just sit and watch the river flowing by. There don’t seem to be too many white blazes marking the trail, but, truth be told, it’s so well-defined you don’t need them." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
White Mountain National Forest: www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain
Local Contacts
Appalachian Trail Conservancy NH–VT Map 2 and DeLorme NH Atlas & Gazetteer Map 49
Local Maps

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Dec 2018