Hiking the Rattlesnake Mountain, near Raymon, ME

Easy hike, close to Portland

Near: Raymond, ME

Distance: 2 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 600 ft

Hike Time: 1.5 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Condition: Well maintained trail

Hike Type: Out and Back

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:


Guidebooks show this as the Sheep Pasture trail. The trailhead says that this is the Bri-Mar Trail. You can find the trailhead on the left side of Route 85 if you are heading North out of Raymond. The parking lot is less than 2 miles from the Crescent Lake boat launch. (Lat:43.9613 Lon:-70.48988)