Where are the Rattlesnakes?
Rattlers tend to start coming out of hibernation in late April and May, as the days warm up. (We have Copperheads here, too. They’re less common and generally less deadly, but don’t be an idiot.) Many people avoid rattler terrain May through November.
The hikes listed below are places where you’re most likely to come across rattlesnakes. However, from April onwards, you need to be aware of their potential presence anywhere.
Here are some of the locations where rattlesnakes are known to be…