Trail Run Project Logo

Rattlesnake Knob Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.1 mile 0.1 kilometer point to point
63% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 65' 20 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,105' 947 m
Low: 3,040' 927 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Conserving Carolina

This short trail leads runners to gorgeous views of the Hickory Nut Gorge, especially in winter!

Conserving Carolina

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is a spur off of the Red Trail. It is short, but quite steep, and will lead you to a rock outcropping that provides wonderful views of the Hickory Nut Gorge below. The views are best and unimpeded in winter, when the leaves fall off the trees in this area. Be sure to explore when you get to the top, as there are several different rock outcrops which each provide a different vantage point!

Dr. Tom Florence and his wife Glenna left a legacy of natural wonders when they donated their 600 acre property on Little Pisgah Mountain to Conserving Carolina. The couple started acquiring this land on the southern slopes of the mountain in the 1960s and they made regular trips from Georgia to enjoy it. In their retirement, they lived on the land for 20 years. They came to have a deep sense of connection to the land, and they didn't want its natural treasures ever to be lost. And they didn't want to just keep them to themselves.

The Florences donated 300 acres to Conserving Carolina in 1996, which was the first property that the land trust owned. They went on to donate an additional 300 acres in 2001. Conserving Carolina adopted and improved nearly five miles of existing trails and has opened the land to the public as the Florence Nature Preserve.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes

Contacts

Land Manager: Conserving Carolina

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#4867

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#150

in North Carolina

#4,867

Overall
12 Views Last Month
12 Since Dec 23, 2019
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Views of the Hickory Nut Gorge from Rattlesnake Knob.
Dec 23, 2019 near Fairview, NC

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running