Diamondback Rattlesnake Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Diamondback Rattlesnake Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near St Helena, South Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles
49 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

trail running






This trail is accessible from the Nature Center Scenic Trail and the Park Visitor Center. It is for experienced walkers and mountain bikes only. It is a moderately strenuous trail and has some difficult spots

Monday, May 23, 2016

Quick and fun!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

i completed the entire trail as well as the rest of the trails in the park. specifically diamondback rattlesnake had a few decent inclines and declines. definately glad i had a long stick there were huge spiderwebs all over. the entire trail you feel like your in the deep woods. very narrow trail and very lightly trafficked. you can tell not many people use this trail as loose leaves cover most of it. definately got me to break a sweat and was a good outing. a little short but still worth it for a quick workout. i wouldnt call it hard by any means if you frequently hike but if your a beginner it can be a little rough. and the bugs!!!!!! oh man the bugs bring bug spray they are insatiable.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 22, 2015

I didnt complete the whole trail but the parts that weren't underwater were very strenuous with hills and roots this trail is best during the dry season.

Monday, July 20, 2015

This is a fairly strenuous hike across Hunting Island. The forest is gorgeous. You can expect to see plenty of wildlife. I saw some deer, woodpeckers, possibly a pig, and A LOT of spiders!

For the most part, the trail is well marked, however I got a little confused about halfway in after crossing another trail. What I believed to be the trail ran right into a heavy blowdown area. I just followed my gut through there and eventually found the trail. I can only advise that you do the same and trust the trail is where you would expect.

11 months ago

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015