A Mysterious Woodland Trail In North Carolina Will Take You To The Original Rattlesnake Lodge Ruins

North Carolina is home to quite a number of ghost towns found deep in the woods and only accessible by way of a trail cut through the forest. One of the most fascinating ruins you’ll encounter trail side in the Tar Heel State is that of the old Rattlesnake Lodge, near Weaverville and Bull Gap. Built in 1903 as a summer house for the Chase P. Ambler family, Rattlesnake Lodge was then – and still is – accessible by a narrow, 3.7-mile loop trail through the wilderness.

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Let us know in the comments! And join our North Carolina Nature Lovers group on Facebook to share your images from this trail! Learn more about the trail from our friends at AllTrails, and read up on the old Rattlesnake Lodge by visiting the family’s website for the lodge.

Love hiking to abandoned places? Read all about the trail to the ghost town of Lost Cove in North Carolina, here.

Address: Bull Gap Trailhead - Rattlesnake Lodge Trail, 667 Ox Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787, USA