Rattlesnake Lodge Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Weaverville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Great diversity of mountain range views and forest scenery. Definitely a hike worth doing!
Fun hike with my 11 yr old son. REALLY windy at the start, thru the gap between mountains. Wind stopped once we got around the south side. Hike from lot up to the lodge is quite nice. Good trail, easy slope. Think that part could be done by most people in about 30 minutes. The Rattlesnake trail, .3 mi from the ruins up to the top, is steep; you'll get your heart rate up here! Easy descent back on the longer path.
2 hours total, with several photo & water stops along the way.
We'll try it again in the spring, should be beautiful.
Great hike! Parking lot was full so we just went a little up the road and joined up from the otter creek trail. Since the lots are small there were not many people on trail which was nice. Switchbacks kept the climb nice. We wound up taking the blue trail back down to the ruins/start of the loop and that part was pretty steep. Overall great hike!
Great hike! The ruins are spectacular and be sure to know the story before you go up there.....it makes it even better. After the ruins follow the white blaze until you reach the blue, then take the blue. It will loop around to the backside of the ruins. I went on Halloween....thought I heard children playing in the woods.
Nice wooded trail through the woods with some neat historical ruins. Some views through the trees near the top, especially in the winter time.
Can you camp on this trail?
I like more scenic hikes and this one only had a couple of spots with views.