Rattlesnake Knob

2.2 Miles
Time to Hike: 1 hour, ~6 minutes
July 17, 2017
July 20, 2019

The Rattlesnake Knob Trail near Amherst, Masschusetts is a moderate 2.2-mile out-and-back hike from Bay Rd up to Rattlesnake Knob. The trail starts at the trailhead for the Amherst Water Tower Trail.

Follow the blue dot trail (Ken Cuddeback Trail) up and around the water tower. The blue dot merges to the M & M trail near the summit. Just before the summit, taking a left-hand turn heads to the lookout and the End/Start of the blue dot trail, taking a right-hand turn takes you to the visitors center.

This is a very laid back hike and with only one good, but short climb to a great view of Long Mountain.

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540 '

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530 '

538 '

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2.2 miles
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July 17, 2017
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July 20, 2019
2.2 miles
August 30, 2020
2.2 miles
June 24, 2020
Took the other trail up, (turn right about half way up the dirt road instead of by the water tower.) This trail is more steady up hill with one tiny steep rocky part. This trail offers a short detour to the horse caves.
2.2 miles
May 25, 2020
3.31 miles
July 04, 2018
This trip includes a short hike to the Horse Caves.

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