Rattlesnake Lodge Trail

MODERATE 169 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
902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike. Pay attention to blue and white trail markings. You'll be Happy you did.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! And cool historic destination. Blue trail to the left (after settlement) is surprisingly challenging for such a chill trail, but the rhody tunnel at 4100 ft is worth the climb!

1 month ago

Saw a bunch of pilated woodpeckers on this trail and camped out in Dr. Ambler's "den"---- cool little hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is very nice. When you start on the trail, you are following the white blazes. When you are at the top of the loop make sure you turn on the blue blaze trail, to send you down the mountain. If you continue on the white blaze you will be taken off of this trail and onto the “Mountain to Sea” trail. This was not known to me when I was on this hike. Enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

so I climbed the white all the way to ridge knob and was told there is an overlook? I'm 4 miles in and see nothing and according to this app I'm not on a trail lol wtf

3 months ago

The only nice long range view is near the front leg of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked there is morning with my dog and did a total of 4 miles and damn was it beautiful! Met wonderful people on the trail as well, highly recommend.

hiking
4 months 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.

4 months 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
5 months ago

Pretty flowers at the beginning of the hike.

5 months ago

Easy short hike with some history right along the parkway.

hiking
5 months 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.

5 months ago

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

5 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!

6 months ago

Awesome time hiking with friends. We all agreed this hike exceeded our expectations

hiking
6 months ago

This was the best hike of the year for me, took the blue loop up the steep part. loved it. make sure you take the left trail at the start of the trailhead.

6 months ago

Loved it !!!!!

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice single track trail, pretty views, watch for lots of poison ivy

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice 2 hour stroll with some elevation difference at the beginning of the walk and at the loop The blue portion of the trail at the loop is pretty steep, so you just have to decide if you want to walk up it or down. Two hours or so all told.

6 months ago

Nice trail and worth the hike. The trailhead was not clearly marked. After parking, you will go to the left and be on the white trail. Near the top of the climb, there is a loop and it is segmented ... the white trail and blue trail. The blue trail links the upper and lower portion of the white trail, so you will spend a portion of the hike on the blue trail.

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