Rattlesnake Lodge Hike

Asheville, North Carolina

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This fun little trek takes the Mountains-to-Sea Trail to the relics of a mountain retreat by the name of Rattlesnake Lodge, built by one of North Carolina’s earliest national park proponents. First, you will leave a mountain gap, then switchback up Bull Mountain, passing open rock slab slopes presenting views of the Swannanoa River valley and adjacent mountains. Reach the ruins of Rattlesnake Lodge after a gentle uptick where you can explore this highland retreat that once included a pool, water-driven generator, and even a tennis court!
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This fun little trek takes the Mountains-to-Sea Trail to the relics of a mountain retreat by the name of Rattlesnake Lodge, built by one of North Carolina’s earliest national park proponents.

First, you will leave a mountain gap, then switchback up Bull Mountain, passing open rock slab slopes presenting views of the Swannanoa River valley and adjacent mountains. Reach the ruins of Rattlesnake Lodge after a gentle uptick where you can explore this highland retreat that once included a pool, water-driven generator, and even a tennis court!

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Asheville
Distance: 2.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Rd., Asheville, NC 28803-8686, (828) 348-3400, www.nps.gov/blri
Local Maps: National Geographic #779 Linville Gorge, Mount Mitchell Pisgah National Forest; USGS Craggy Pinnacle
Driving Directions: Directions to Rattlesnake Lodge Hike

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Apr 2018