Rattlesnake Mountain

EASY 19 reviews

Rattlesnake Mountain is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Willsboro, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

This trail follows an old logging road and is extremely gentle for 1.2 miles. Then, it's an easy climb to the peak!

hiking
2 days ago

trail is a 2.7 miles round trip. this morning was foggy at the peak so we didn't get to enjoy the view from the top but I will definitely hike it again to get the full experience.
I only have it as 4 stars as the trail is not marked as it's not state land and as it intersects a few other trails up near the peak it makes you question if you're on the right track.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little hike. First time on Rattlesnake in the winter!

birding
2 months ago

My first time on the Snake in the Winter. Great hike as always.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

A couple of really awesome views along the way!! Nice obstacles towards the top (especially in the winter) totally worth it when you get to the top though!!

snowshoeing
4 months ago

A nice trail to snow shoe with beautiful views at the top.

hiking
6 months ago

We decided on a quick impromptu hike today, so we drove to Rattlesnake. We did not end up hiking due to the trail being closed for hunting. It says the dates on the handmade sign for this weekend only; nothing stating not to go after the 5th. We will try again, and save this short trail for a day with no other plans. Just wrote the review to inform others, incase they decide to venture out.

7 months ago

Great sunrise views over looking Lake Champlain and the Green Mountain.

7 months ago

Amazing for sunrise hikes

7 months ago

It was my first hike after having my baby 3 months old and we made it round trip 2 hours with a snack at the top. a little trickier than I remember hikes to be but with a baby strapped to me it was still awesome!

hiking
7 months ago

Always beautiful view for the amount of time to dedicate to the hike!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful views without eating up a ton of time. Be cautious if you go before sunrise; the trail splits at one point and you could miss it. There is an arrow marking the way that you are supposed to go, but it's easy to miss if you aren't paying attention. The last part turns from easy hiking to moderate scrambling...will definitely wind you a bit!

hiking
8 months ago

Excellent views of Lake Champlain and Green Mountains at the top of Rattlesnake. Well worth the hike

hiking
8 months ago

I had heard this trail is a "gem," and it certainly didn't disappoint! Very easy trail for the first 1.2 miles, then it tries to act like a mountain near the end. The views are top notch! Great trail for kids or beginners!

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Sunday, September 04, 2016