Rattlesnake Mountain

Raymond, Maine

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Rattlesnake Mountain is a granite ridge north of Sebago Lake amid a jumble of smaller lakes and ponds. The hike climbs along the mountain’s southern flank, with views from two open ledges. The trail crosses the oak-covered summit ridge to a series of descending ledges with fine views of the Sebago region. Especially when the trees are leafless, you have views of the White Mountains as well.
Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Maine

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Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Maine

by Greg Westrich (Falcon Guides)

Rattlesnake Mountain is a granite ridge north of Sebago Lake amid a jumble of smaller lakes and ponds. The hike climbs along the mountain’s southern flank, with views from two open ledges.

The trail crosses the oak-covered summit ridge to a series of descending ledges with fine views of the Sebago region. Especially when the trees are leafless, you have views of the White Mountains as well.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Raymond
Distance: 2.9
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: May-Oct
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: DeLorme: Maine Atlas & Gazetteer map 5; USGS Raymond
Driving Directions: Directions to Rattlesnake Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

4/6/2018
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If you're looking for a hike within an hour's drive of Portland with good views, shopping and eating opportunities along the way and is kid/dog/family friendly then you should consider Rattlesnake Mountain. It's about 45 minutes from Portland. You would take a right onto Route 85 by the Good Life Market (great place to pick up sandwiches for the hike) just off 302. You'll drive another 10-15 down Route 85 and parking will be on the left-hand side. Take the Bri-Mar trail to the false summit for fantastic views. The real summit is in the middle of the woods where it looks to have had a building at one point. I imagine a beautiful country house sitting on the top with views all around when it was cleared. If you keep driving down Route 85 and take a left onto Route 11 there is an excellent Maple Syrup establishment "Sweet Williams" - wicked nice people & fantastic syrup. Best, Kasey Marsters foxtrickadventures.com May The Woods Welcome You



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