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Distance:
1.7 Miles / 2.7 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~51 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Rattlesnake Gutter Conservation
Town:
Leverett, Massachusetts
Directions:
16 Rattlesnake Gutter Rd, Leverett, MA 01054
42.478855, -72.494598
Added:
June 21, 2015
Updated:
December 13, 2017
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315 '

Total Change
835 '

Ascent
837 '

Descent

The Rattlesnake Gutter Trail in Leverett, Massachusetts is a lightly-trafficked, easy, 1.7 mile out-and-back hike through the little-known gorge of Rattlesnake Gutter. The trail leads through the gorge with a small stream that runs along the bottom of the gorge. The gorge features massive boulders and cliff faces that are known in the area for some of the best rock climbing. The cliffs are privately owned and off limits without a special permit for rock climbing; however, there's a local organization that works with the land owners to allow rock climbers to practice here.

Some of the cliffs have overhangs and caves - some sport graffiti, unfortunately, but are cool nonetheless. Rattlesnake Gutter is a very unique hike for the Amherst and western Massachusetts area. The trail itself is mainly wide and flat with gates at both ends of the trail where you can park. Dogs and biking are both allowed on this trail.

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  1. Parking

    42.478855, -72.494598
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.479047, -72.493941
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Spring

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1.7 miles / 2.7 km
Trail added
June 21, 2015
Hiked on
June 21, 2015
Updated on
December 13, 2017

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