Located at Blueberry Mountain in Evans Notch, Rattlesnake Pool is a scenic swimming hole that can be reached by a short, enjoyable hike. The pool is crystal clear and surrounded by lush green vegetation.

The best place to start your hike is from Route 113 near Gilead, head towards Stone House Road. This becomes Shell Pond Road. A few miles in, you'll find a gated area where you can park. This trail, and Rattlesnake Pool, are both on private land - so be sure to practice leave no trace principles. 

Photos: Sean Munson

Pack List

  • Water
  • Swimsuit
  • Snack
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
  • Towel 
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RT Distance 1.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 0 Feet
Activities Chillin, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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