Rattlesnake Hill, Montmorency County (4-18-10) - dwhike
Rattlesnake Hill -- 1,220'

Rattlesnake Hill

Rattlesnake Hill has been on the agenda for a while. Located in the Pigeon River Country State Forest in northwestern Montmorency County it would be otherwise unremarkable if it weren't for its partially open summit, needless to say a rarity in Lower Michigan. Also, after mentioning the name of the hill to my oldest son Alex, the previous fall, he decided that if I went I would have to take him. Twist my arm why don't you:) Well, we didn't get out to it last fall or over the winter. Alex hadn't forgotten, though, and as soon as the snow melted he began pestering me to take him out there for a hike. I couldn't get the weather to fully cooperate (too many clouds) but the leaves had just started to pop which helped a lot. If you make it to the end of the album we even made quite a remarkable discovery (for mid-April!)...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  45.070542, -84.281838

Route Type:  Out-and-back

Difficulty:  MODERATE

Mileage Hiked: 2.5 miles

Trailhead Temp: 53'F

Min. Elevation: 910'

Max Elevation: 1,220' 

Trails Used (blaze color): High Country Pathway (blue)