Rattlesnake Canyon from Indian Cove Picnic Area

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Rattlesnake Canyon from Indian Cove Picnic Area is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 396 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

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hiking
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rocky
scramble
6 days ago

Type 4 fun in rain... Scrambling but cool views and waterfalls

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
22 days ago

hiking
scramble
2 months ago

The sign at the trailhead says it all: beware, there is no trail. I went to this hike expecting to breeze through it quite quickly. Boy, was I taken by surprise. There truly is no trail. You just find your own way up a canyon via rock scrambling and zigging and zagging across various terrain. I like to think of myself as a fairly experienced hiker and rock climber, and there were still plenty of very difficult sections of maneuvering required. It's more of a tricky rock scramble than a hike. The toughest part by far was after about a half mile in, the section approaching and passing the (beautiful) dried waterfall canyon. I scrambled up the right side of the waterfall, but wonder if the left would be easier. Hard to tell. Once you get above the waterfall, it's relatively smooth sailing. My biggest suggestion for not getting lost in the trail? Follow the sand. The sand of the former creek bed is really the main guiding force through the canyon, although it's not always possible to follow. Best part about the hike are the gorgeous rock formations and views.

rocky
scramble
3 months ago

11/10/19-The description doesn't mention the scrambling over large boulders or the lack of obvious trail markings. It is easy to get off route. Fun to explore and poke around the nooks and crannies under and around the boulders (many with a unique texture with pink feldspar embedded). You will need both hands and feet free for this one.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sat Mar 10 2018