RC3331 Rattlesnake Canyon

Total Miles


1752.09 ft


2 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

A beautiful trail that winds its way from the deserts near Johnson Valley into a lush joshua tree forest. It is approximately 16 miles in length, and can be done in any high-clearance 4x4 vehicle. A perfect trail for all levels of off-roaders. You will encounter everything from deep sand to creek crossings with some light rock crawling. Spend a couple of hours or even a whole day. There are some amazing abandoned buildings and structures within the canyon that make perfect spots to have lunch before you take a trek through the very dense forest.


There are some deep sandy sections where 4WD will be required during some seasons. The creek section of the trail gets very rocky, and will require careful lines and/or spotting around tight corners with ruts and rocks up to 12" in height.

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