Rattlesnake Lodge Trail

MODERATE 138 reviews
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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 best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
951 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

From the parking lot, go left to the trail marked with white. Easy hike with beautiful views of the mountains during the first third of the trail (except a little traffic noise due to close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway). The noise disappeared as you move more into the woods where the ruins of the lodge are. The hike must be labeled as "moderate" due to the loop, which is marked with blue and practically goes straight up and down a ravine. This added a nice little workout to an otherwise relaxing and beautiful hike.

hiking
18 days ago

21 days ago

A very nice hike with a piece of local history. Careful as there are yellow jacket bees everywhere and bee nests on the trail.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty flowers at the beginning of the hike.

1 month ago

Easy short hike with some history right along the parkway.

hiking
1 month ago

I love a hike with interesting history and ruins. This is a fun spot and you can keep going on for a long while.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

for a moderate trail, it was pretty easy. once you get past the Lodge site, the loop gets tougher.

1 month ago

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Lovely wildflowers, but a little confusing as beginning of trail is marked by white blazes then loop changes to blue. Thank goodness for the app map!