Rattle River

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Rattle River
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Rattle River is located in New Hampshire
Rattle River
Rattle River is located in the United States
Rattle River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyCoos
TownShelburne
Physical characteristics
SourceMiddle Moriah Mountain
 • locationWhite Mountain National Forest
 • coordinates44°21′11″N 71°6′45″W / 44.35306°N 71.11250°W / 44.35306; -71.11250
 • elevation2,770 ft (840 m)
MouthAndroscoggin River
 • location
Shelburne
 • coordinates
44°24′18″N 71°6′40″W / 44.40500°N 71.11111°W / 44.40500; -71.11111Coordinates: 44°24′18″N 71°6′40″W / 44.40500°N 71.11111°W / 44.40500; -71.11111
 • elevation
710 ft (220 m)
Length4.1 mi (6.6 km)

The Rattle River is a 4.1-mile-long (6.6 km)[1] river in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Androscoggin River, which flows east into Maine, joining the Kennebec River close to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Rattle River rises in the saddle between Middle Moriah and Shelburne Moriah Mountain in the town of Shelburne, within the White Mountain National Forest. The river (better described as a large brook) flows north to the Androscoggin, dropping from 2,800 to 700 feet (850 to 210 m) above sea level over its length.

The Appalachian Trail follows the river from its source to the Androscoggin River valley.

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