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Rattlesnake Trail

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 4.2 (29)

Awesome singletrack down with some hairy scary technical rock gardens.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Singletrack

832' 254 m

High

351' 107 m

Low

180' 55 m

Up

553' 168 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

At this point you'll be far enough back into the park that the housing developments to the north are out of sight. There are few hikers this far in - you actually get a sense of seclusion and can soak up the scenery.

As the shrubs get higher on either side the trail, it starts to switch back and get more technical before heading down the front side of the ridge and getting into some very technical rocks sections. Navigate some big drops and channels - take it slow and easy. Eventually the trail meets up with a fire road and swings up to the West Cut Across where you can either head up the very short section to No Name Ridge Road (head back up and do it over again) or down to Moro Canyon Road along the creek.

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Shared By:

Philip McAllister

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 29 votes

#426

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  4.2 from 29 votes
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#32

in California

#426

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Paying the price for taking a different line on Rattlesnake Trail.
Aug 20, 2020 near San Joa…, CA
No pedal strikes when taking the midsection over the rocks.
Mar 3, 2018 near San Joa…, CA
The rock gardens will throw you over your handlebars faster than you expect. Lean back!
Sep 4, 2014 near San Joa…, CA
one of the rock-gardens on Rattle Snake Trail
May 31, 2013 near San Joa…, CA
Sweet springtime singletrack along Rattlesnake Trail
May 31, 2013 near San Joa…, CA
El Moro Canyon from Rattle Snake Trail
May 31, 2013 near San Joa…, CA

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Jan 5, 2021
Chris Jester
Road with Bryan Shoop. First day on new Rocky Mountain bike.
Aug 18, 2019
Jason Latting
Nice technical singletrack. Took a little beating from the side brush 2.2mi
Aug 14, 2019
Courtney Harasz
Knarly rock gardens & pretty short. 2.2mi
Apr 18, 2019
Jaden Hair
Fucking cactus plant, all those quills, eaten alive by mosquitos, throat closing and hypothermia. Kidding. The yellow flowers!!!
Jun 16, 2018
Ian McQueen
May 4, 2018
Clint G.
Oct 27, 2017
James Wee
10mi — 3h 30m
Oct 8, 2017
Bergren Antell