Sampler Hike Series-Rattlesnake Lodge Hike

  • Sat, Sep 24, 2022 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Rattlesnake Lodge Trailhead

    667 Ox Creek Road
    weaverville , North Carolina 28787
Ticket Price Free Buy Tickets
Description

Have a yen to try a local hike, but don’t know where to begin? Join for scenic morning hikes close to home this summer and fall. The Sampler Hike Series is a free six-pack of popular treks lead by Parks and Recreation Staff on Saturday mornings. Explorers of all skill levels are invited to experience the fun of one hike, all six, or somewhere in between. Space is limited to 12 hikers and advanced registration is necessary. 

Enjoy climbing over Bull Mountain in a mature forest of hardwoods and to the ruins of Rattlesnake Lodge, a one-time mountain getaway for noted conservationist Dr. Chase Ambler. The 4.25 mile trek there (2.1 miles) and back (2.1 miles) is moderately steep in places and has a rugged terrain. We will meet at the trailhead located on Elk Mountain Scenic Highway off of the Blue Ridge Parkway (there are multiple pull off spots in close proximity to the trailhead). 

 

What to Bring Hiking

  • Daypack or backpack
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (The temperature and wind can change with elevation, so moisture-wicking shirts and layers are recommended.)
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Water
  • Trail snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Hat or bandana (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Compass (optional)
  • Whistle (optional)
  • Knife or multi-tool (optional)
  • First aid kit (optional)
Date & Time

Sat, Sep 24, 2022 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue Details

Rattlesnake Lodge Trailhead

667 Ox Creek Road
weaverville , North Carolina 28787 Rattlesnake Lodge Trailhead
Buncombe County Recreation Services
Buncombe County Recreation Services: Connect Communities. Preserve Culture. Change Lives.