Rattlesnake Flats Trail is a 4.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Osos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 4.5 km Elevation Gain: 144 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
bugs
over grown
14 days ago

Great trail but it is very overgrown right now and lots of ticks.

mountain biking
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great moderate trail with gradual inclines and beautiful views. Start at Coon Creek parking lot and take Coon Creek trail to cutoff. At end of trail take unmarked cutoff back to parking lot.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
Mon May 20 2019

This trail gets very narrow and is overgrown at some points making it hard to spot snakes. It intersects with other trails which is a plus, however I was a bit confused at times questioning which way to stay on path and entering from near Coon Creek trail made it more confusing. I wanted to cross over to the Bluffs trail which you can do so at anytime. You can even just walk across the street. This trail is windy and there’s not much new to see on this path. It’s ok. *i did not complete the full circle loop. I entered near coon creek parking lot and stayed on the trail facing the ocean view crossing over to the Bluffs which was labeled Deer Flats.

backpacking
Fri Jul 27 2018

An awesome trail that cuts through the inner valleys of the backside hills in Montana de Oro. Moderate elevation gain, and a few areas where footing can get a bit rough (loose dirt), but overall a relatively easy and well-maintained views. Really nice ocean views in the latter portions of the trail!

hiking
Wed Apr 19 2017

We started at the Coon Creek Trail and hiked the Rattlesnake Flats Trail up to the ridge and then back down to Coon Creek. After that, we followed the Coon Creek Trail up to its end at the Cypress Grove, then returned via Coon Creek Trail back to the parking lot. The trail is beautiful after the recent heavy winter rains, with lots of wildflowers and plenty of water in Coon Creek. We even saw a few steelhead trout in the creek! Unfortunately, all that rain also means that the grass is very high and encroaches on the trail in many places. Watch out for ticks! I pulled off two of the little buggers after the hike, and that was despite wearing long pants and a long-sleeve shirt.

hiking
Thu Aug 18 2016

My friend and I went up the Rattlesnake Flats trail and came down the Coon Creek trail, which makes a really nice 4 mile loop in total, with a moderate beginning and easy middle and end. Beautiful views of the ocean and ravine, lots of lizards, rabbits, birds, and butterflies.

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mountain biking
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