Rattlesnake Flats Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Rattlesnake Flats Trail is a 2.8 mile 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
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
472 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

walking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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.

11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

hiking
Thursday, August 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.

mountain biking
Monday, February 16, 2015

hiking
Saturday, October 12, 2013