Rattlesnake Mountain

EASY
Raymond, ME
Rattlesnake Mountain is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Raymond, ME that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.4 miles 567 feet Out & Back
dog friendly kid friendly hiking lake
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Easy hike, close to Portland An easy hike from the parking lot to the best view - about 1/2 mile. The view looks over Panther lake and towards Raymond. Could be slippery in the winter as the viewing ledge has a slope to it. I found this a disappointing hike as there is no view from the summit which is an additional 1/2 mile from the best view. This is a good hike for small children as it is short and there is a good view within a 1/2 mile from the parking lot. As you can see from the map there is one spot where it is a little steep. There is a nicely placed Geocache on this hike which you can read about at: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=8818a032-7ed1-4823-81f8-9c121fa91a5a

Ethan Shrestha
2 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

One of my favorites because you can bring beginners along with you and be up and down within an hour but you'll end up staying for two!

Sonia Ouellette Turgeon
5 days ago

4 Completed1 Reviews

Jeanie Cote
23 days ago

7 Completed9 Reviews

Very easy, quick hike. Great for kids.

Audra Carter
25 days ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

Good little hike to do with the kids. Pretty woods and a great view at the outlook, with a rock outcropping to stop and have a snack with the kiddos on.

David Whitaker
1 month ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Emma Harmon
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Ben Eaton
1 month ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Nancy Waye
2 months ago

15 Completed14 Reviews

I love this area hike. Today accessed the mountain from Rt. 121, Hancock Lumber owned property/snowmobile trail. Logging operation going on. This approaches the mountain from the southwest side. There is a marker off the main trail to direct you to the climb. Following trip back down continued north to Nubble Pond, a great spot in all seasons. Took a slight detour on return trip to circumnavigate the logging.

David D.
4 months ago

David D.
4 months ago

Caraline Flaherty
5 months ago

26 Completed3 Reviews

Amy Osborne
6 months ago

44 Completed2 Reviews

Wonderful for little hikers.

Tayla Diamond
6 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

My lake house is in Raymond, ME. The highlight to our Fall/Springs are hiking up this mountain. It is great for the whole family and the views from the top are AMAZING. We have brought our dog on the hike as well. (She loves it more than we do I feel) The best foliage I've seen at the top is always in October hiking up this mountain.

Erin Drouin
7 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Quick but steep hike. Good view of the lakes.

Heather H.
7 months ago

Paul Logan
10 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Steep hike, but short. Great for
Kids.

Dani Wyman
10 months ago

31 Completed21 Reviews

One of my all time favorite hikes because it's short and usually never crowded. Alas, I have found another way up besides the Bri-Mar trail! If you go down to the end of Coffee Pond Road, which is off Webb Mills, maybe a mile away from the Bri-Mar trail, you'll notice there's kind of a turn-around. Where the turn-around is, there's an old logging road that has a white PVC pipe and chain going across it. If you take that trail up about .5 miles, it splits and you'll want to bear to the left (it's not an immediate left), the trail continues (you'll see some red blazes on trees to your left which I assume is a property line) and converges with another trail (i believe there were rocks stacked to mark this), take the right which pretty much is a bee-line up to the summit. It will take you right to the same viewpoint as the Bri-Mar trail does, only from the other side. You'll notice another trail as you come up the summit to your right. This trail (if you bear to your right the whole time), takes you to another viewpoint, which is spectacular and very private. We were happy to find a little camping chair up there too! This viewpoint is probably 10 minutes away from the first one, so definetly check it out if you have the time. The trail I described took us maybe 30-40 minutes to hike up from the end of coffee pond road, and although it's a little overgrown, it wasn't that steep at all and amazingly fun to run back down. Hope this helps for those with small children!

Patrick Sweeney
10 months ago

8 Completed4 Reviews

nice hike for kids.

Michelle Demers
10 months ago

2 Completed3 Reviews

Steep inclines. Not easy, I'd say moderate.

Michelle Demers
10 months ago

2 Completed3 Reviews