Rattlesnake Cliffs Trail to Aunt Jenny Trail

MODERATE 48 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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.

2 months ago

Long climb to the top but worth it for the view. Challenging but the kids (12 and 7) kept up. Plenty to look at along the way to take a few breaks here and there.

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2 months ago

One of the first hikes I did in VT. The falls were fun to explore and great view of Lake Dunmore at the top!

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2 months ago

Difficult

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3 months ago

In parts challenging for beginners, but the view from Rattlesnake vista was totally worth it. We went during Fall and it was incredible. Our dogs went along and were a little frustrated by having to be kept on leash the whole way.

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3 months ago

the view alone was worth the effort! we found by accident as we were just looking for the falls...ended up hiking to the vista! breathtaking views.

3 months ago

The trail would be challenging for a beginner, but turned out to be a perfect moderate difficulty trail. Follow the signs for vista off of rattlesnake trail for a beautiful view of Lake Dunmore and Silver Lake. Great hike!

4 months ago

Radiant, beautiful day.

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4 months ago

Good day hike - challenging enough with a pay-off at the top. As of Labor Day weekend, 2017, there seems to be a series of new switchbacks near the top that join with the ridge trail. These new switchbacks are not on the map.

4 months ago

Great view at the top!

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5 months ago

Great park and great view of Lake Dunmore and Silver Lake. Really enjoyed this trail!

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5 months ago

Should be rated hard as it is very challenging in my opinion. Great views along the way and make sure to hike all the way to Rattlesnake Cliff (ok after August 1st as Peregrine falcon restrictions lifted) for great view of Lake Dunmore and Green Mountain ranges. Stunning

hiking
5 months ago

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

7 months 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

7 months ago

Lovely trail! Well worth the veiws at the top

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7 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.

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8 months ago

one of the most memorable hikes.

8 months ago

Loved this trail and all of iuts inclines

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Monday, October 17, 2016

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

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

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
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Worth the hike

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