Explore the most popular hiking trails in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Cool day with some clouds. Arrived around 9am, lots of parking still available. Bathrooms available outside the trail entrance. Trail is a steady incline to the top but an easy walk. View was still nice. Windy and chilly at the top though. Lots of people on the trail by noon.

can be a little rough going up if you're out of shape like me, but the view is worth it once you get to the top.

This hike was the busiest hike I've ever been on hands down. It's a beautiful hike and the view at the ledge is so worth the effort! I'd suggest going early on this hike.

Well maintained trail, lots of space to park. Views are amazing but it is very crowded always.

View was breathtaking. We got a late start this day and didn’t make it to the trail head until 11ish. Parking was already packed, and crowded. Tons of people, which would be expected since it was 11. Trails were well maintained.

6 days ago

it had an amazing view i went at about 8:30 and it was amazing.
it's a great place to hike and if you wanted after your hike you could go swimming and soak your feet.
im definently going to recommend this hike to all of my friends.

Beautiful hike through second growth forest. Trail is rocky, but well groomed. Gorgeous views at the top. Go mid week for fewer people on trail.

The view was absolutely breathtaking. The trail was clean and was not too busy when we went :)

12 days ago

This was a fun trail! I really enjoyed the view! It is a quite popular spot to go to. So I would suggest going early to get a good spot to sit on the ledge and have a quick snack. Please be careful out on the ledge as well. Also went to the East Peak and ended up kind of lost. So I would say stop when you see the bench!

Great view! Even at 8:30 am and packed walking behind a crowed the entire time and completely packed at the top! -good view.. crazy busy on weekends

13 days ago

Lots of people, but what a great view!

Lots of people hiking but the view at the top is worth it.

Very crowded but worth it! The view was amazing! And it was a fun hike to do! I suggest going earlier to beat the crowd!

Loved it but really big crowds and a lot of dogs if you don’t have a friendly dog would not recommend this trail a lot of people walking up and down.

Avoid the crowds by going in the morning. Steep with switchbacks but only 2 miles to the most popular (and a scenic) lookout point. If you arrive after 9 am, prepare for endless droves of loud crowds.

Amazing views, reasonable trail.

Awesome hike to start the season with :) as always

Got to trailhead about 10am on a rainy Thursday morning (May) and still came across about 100 people and 20+/- dogs. Trail is well maintained and I’m sure the views are nice on a clear day, but, Twin Falls is close by and is much better and less people.

great hike!

My favourite hike so far, views are definitelly worth all the suffering on the way up

Got to the trail around 7:30AM, shared the trail with a manageable amount of friendly hikers until we started to descend. On easy access popular trails like this one, you are quickly reminded how many people don’t understand common trail etiquette. The flood of people started around 9AM and made a normally easy descent tiresome. It was also extremely disheartening to see how many people have disrespect for nature by leaving their trash behind (pack it in, pack it out). There were multiple others that felt the same way and were carrying garbage bags of other peoples trash down with them. THAT being said, this is an otherwise lovely trail with amazing views. Bonus was all the dogs I got to pet.

A nice hike, but was a bit crowded even with some rain. Didn't get to spend a lot of time, yet had some nice views even with the cloudy weather. Would like to do this hike again when it is sunnier as the views will be better...

Great trail with amazing views. I went on a Thursday evening and there were quite a few people. Can’t imagine what it would be like on a weekend.

Great hike and great views but go early. There were probably 500 people on the trail today either coming or going.

Trail is in great condition, but beyond Prospect Point there is still a little snow on the trail, but not bad. Trail is more intermediate than hard, a steady grade up and down. Mostly in tree cover, with occasional clearings for views. Ate a snack while enjoying the view of Si and her sister peaks across the way.

its a great hike to start you adventures up with.. I will just say get their early...

trail running
26 days ago

We went all the way up to East Peak. Snow the last mile, needed microspikes. Round trip was 8.5 miles, and 2700' of gain. Definitely worth the trip!

Great hike/View! Strongly recommend.

Absolutely loved it! This was my first actual hiking adventure and it was so worth it. The view at the top just pays off for the many times I was out of breath and thought I was going to die(first timer). But it was lovely, relaxing, and it just renews your energy. I would suggest getting there as early as possible, it starts getting really busy after 9:30.

Moderate level, but definitely worth the view. Must do hike!!
Difficulty: 5/10

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