Rattlesnake Lodge

Weaverville, North Carolina

Rattlesnake Lodge Professional Review and Guide

"More than 100 years ago, Rattlesnake Lodge was a private summer destination for prominent Asheville doctor and conservationist Chase P. Ambler, his family, and friends. Today the rock ruins that remain off er unique appeal for area hikers. Th e Rattlesnake Lodge route follows the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) to the foundations of Dr. Ambler’s summer home, swimming pool, shed, and reservoir. Pausing at the onetime Ambler property, it’s not hard to imagine the family spending a hot July day soaking in the pool or watching a mountain sunset from their front porch. Th e rockwork, alone, at the site serves as a reward even when rain or fog hides the mountain views."

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Trail Information

Weaverville
Nearby City
3.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
3,165 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,050 feet
Top Elevation
Pisgah National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Craggy Pinnacle
Local Maps
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