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Distance:
2.2 Miles / 3.5 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~6 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Mount Holyoke Range State Park
Town:
Amherst, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.317908, -72.501883
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Added:
July 17, 2017
Updated:
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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  1. Parking

    42.317908, -72.501883
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.317986, -72.501953
  3. Vista from Rattlesnake Knob

    42.306815, -72.498906
    Vista from Rattlesnake Knob
  4. Vista from Rattlesnake Knob

    42.306732, -72.498888
    Vista from Rattlesnake Knob
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540 '

Total Change
530 '

Ascent
538 '

Descent

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2.2 miles / 3.5 km
Trail added
July 17, 2017
Hiked on
July 17, 2017
Updated on
July 20, 2019
2.2 miles / 3.5 km
August 30, 2020
Hiking
2.2 miles / 3.5 km
June 25, 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.
Hiking
2.2 miles / 3.5 km
May 25, 2020
Hiking
3.31 miles / 5.3 km
July 04, 2018
This trip includes a short hike to the Horse Caves.
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