Rattlesnake Lodge Trail

Weaverville, North Carolina 28787

Rattlesnake Lodge Trail

Rattlesnake Lodge Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Rattlesnake Lodge Trail Reviews

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6/10/2018
Took the blue trail the the right. Moderate to difficult and later heard it is the harder of the two trails. White trail the the right is easier. Both trails are beautiful and easy to follow. There are no signs to give into on ruins. Lots of natural running water. Trails probably not too good after a recent rain. Definitely worth the trip there. We visited in June and there is lots of shade.
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5/31/2009
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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Trail Information

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

Activity Feed

Jul 2018