Rattlesnake Island is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Clearlake Oaks, CA that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.
A four mile loop encircling Rattlesnake Island, with far-reaching views of Mt. Konocti, hillside vineyards & ridgeline. For the naturalist and those who want to savor breathtaking beauty, this is a beautiful loop around Rattlesnake Island, past the historic Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine and wetlands, and back through the canals of "The Keys" in Clearlake Oaks. Highlights include: - Views of Mt Konocti - Migratory waterfowl route - Wetlands, tule reeds - Historic cultural resources - Rich wildlife viewing - Islands and canals - Picnic spots From the boat launch located on Island Drive off East Hwy 20 in Clearlake Oaks, head toward Rattlesnake Island. Circle around and then hug the wetlands shoreline back into the Clearlake Oaks Keys. Alternate launch point: This loop also may be accessed from the Short Street boat launch (8), located off Highway 20 across from Nylander Park. After launching, head toward the lake through the Keys under the Island Drive bridge, which opens to the lake and the Clearlake Oaks boat ramp. This is the first in a series of water trails created by the Konocti Regional Trails System in Lake County, California.