Rattlesnake Cliffs Trail to Aunt Jenny Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Rattlesnake Cliffs Trail to Aunt Jenny Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salisbury, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1479 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Directions from Forest Dale, VT: Travel north on SR 53 for 5.2 miles to a large parking area for Silver Lake and Falls of Lana.

hiking
1 hour ago

Such a fun hike!! Good views of Lake Dunmore and Silver Lake.

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

Trail was pretty, but the rattlesnake trail wasn't very well maintained. The cliffs are closed between April 15th and August 1st, so there's no view of the lake

2 months ago

Lovely trail! Well worth the veiws at the top

hiking
2 months ago

We did this trail on Saturday, up Rattlesnake and down aunt Jenny. A good hike and the views from the cliffs were amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

one of the most memorable hikes.

2 months ago

Loved this trail and all of iuts inclines

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2 months ago

2 months ago

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8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

We hiked the Aunt Jenny trail to Rattlesnake Cliff, view was amazing, we timed the foliage perfectly. Well worth the trip

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Went yesterday with 2 friends. The views from Rattlesnake Cliffs are fantastic, but keep in mind that to reach Rattlesnake Cliffs, the trail goes beyond what is shown on the AllTrails map, There are 2 places to get views from the top. There is a trail off to the left as you walk up that is labeled "vista" that is one of the spots. The other one is available if you continue straight for a short distance. Check out both, as they offer views in different directions.

FYI - Rattlesnake Cliffs are closed for the peregrine falcon nesting season, so be sure to visit after August 1.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Worth the hike

hiking
Sunday, April 03, 2016

April 3, 2016. Trail nice and dry. Lovely loop through the woods. The cliffs are closed for the peregrines, but you are still able to hike the Aunt Jenny Trail and the Rattlesnake Cliff Trail loop. There are many signs to warn hikers away from cliffs. Beautiful waterfalls. Our round trip, from parking lot, was 4.3 miles, which differs from the details given by AllTrails.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Nice scenic trail with waterfalls and good trails, except for the trees across the trail that have not been removed. Went April 2, and was overcast and cliff trail closed. Park at the "126" sign and hike up under the water pipe to se the falls and rejoin the trail to the cliffs and Jenny. Nice loop.

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Found this while on a an overnight business trip. First part of the trail was wide and packed, then I turned left and went up to Rattlesnake cliffs. Nice view at the top. The cliff trail is closed from April to August 1 due to Peregrine falcon nesting, so a heads up if planning that trail. 1 hour up and 1 hour down with the occasional stop. Lana Falls on the way down proved to be a popular spot to cool off. Well worth the hike and lots of options for longer trails, etc. Parking was at the Silver Lake lot.

hiking
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Did this hike on the 4th of July and the summit of the mountain was closed due to falcon nesting, so there wasn't a view. Not sure if the loop is still accessible, but the first leg of the trail was a beautiful woodland hike (quite steep at times). Lots of mosquitoes, so be prepared!