Rattlesnake Knob

Amherst, Massachusetts

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This modest loop climbs through forested trails to the saddle between Mount Norwottuck (the highest peak of the Holyoke Range) and Long Mountain, reaching two stirring outlooks at Rattlesnake Knob. While you won’t see many rattlers here, the region is rich with cultural and natural history, including a museum of dinosaur footprints. This hike is entirely in the town of Granby, except for the knob itself, just across the town line into Amherst.
Hiking Massachusetts

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Hiking Massachusetts

by Benjamin B. Ames (Falcon Guides)

This modest loop climbs through forested trails to the saddle between Mount Norwottuck (the highest peak of the Holyoke Range) and Long Mountain, reaching two stirring outlooks at Rattlesnake Knob.

While you won’t see many rattlers here, the region is rich with cultural and natural history, including a museum of dinosaur footprints. This hike is entirely in the town of Granby, except for the knob itself, just across the town line into Amherst.

© 2014 Benjamin B. Ames/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Amherst
Distance: 4.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Best in Fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Skinner State Park, Hadley; (413) 586-0350
Local Maps: USGS Mount Holyoke, MA
Driving Directions: Directions to Rattlesnake Knob

Recent Trail Reviews

3/14/2008
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Beautiful day but muddy. The trail was not clearly marked, and we ended taking a different trail.



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