Rattlesnake Lodge Trail

Weaverville, North Carolina

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This is one of those hikes that holds natural and man-made wonders, making it a special hike for both dogs and their people. The trail is named for the actual Rattlesnake Lodge, which sat tucked away in this hidden mountaintop retreat for about twenty years in the early 1900s. The stone remains of the lodge await at the end of the trail, a treat for history buffs and anyone with a sense of curiosity. The lodge can be accessed from two separate trailheads. Decide at the outset if you (and your dog) prefer a slow and steady ascent or a fast and strenuous one.
Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

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Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

by Karen Chavez (The Mountaineers Books)

This is one of those hikes that holds natural and man-made wonders, making it a special hike for both dogs and their people. The trail is named for the actual Rattlesnake Lodge, which sat tucked away in this hidden mountaintop retreat for about twenty years in the early 1900s.

The stone remains of the lodge await at the end of the trail, a treat for history buffs and anyone with a sense of curiosity. The lodge can be accessed from two separate trailheads. Decide at the outset if you (and your dog) prefer a slow and steady ascent or a fast and strenuous one.

© 2007 Karen Chavez/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Weaverville
Distance: 3.2
Elevation Gain: 650 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Spring through late fall
Trailhead Elevation: 3,150 feet
Top Elevation: 3,800 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Blue Ridge Parkway; Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Local Maps: USGS Craggy Pinnacle
Driving Directions: Directions to Rattlesnake Lodge Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/31/2009
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We've done this hike several times. Both trails are fun, and extra trails (to reservoir and along the MST) can provide additional hiking experiences. A good place to spend the day!



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Apr 2018