Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

MODERATE 134 reviews

Rattlesnake Gulch Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1135 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

Take I-215 south until you reach the 3900 South exit. Take a left at the top of the exit ramp and cross over I-215 heading east. At Wasatch Boulevard take a left and head north 1 block to the light at 3800 South. Take a right on 3800 South and head east through residential neighborhoods for approximately a mile before arriving at fee station. The trailhead is .7 miles past the fee station on the north side of the road.

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9 days ago

Can't wait to do it again! Even though I'm not a fan of paying to exit the canyon; cash only!

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Great trail, not very difficult.

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26 days ago

As others have said, the first half is steep and very rocky! It does even out and offer some great views of Salt Lake Valley.
Young kids can make this hike - you just have to endure complaints for the first half!

This is the first trail up Mill Creek Canyon and is pretty busy. Dogs are allowed unleashed on odd numbered days but must be leash on even numbered days. (Mountain bikes are even numbered and are not allowed on odd numbered days.)
There is a dog waste trash can at the beginning and offers poop bags - but no other garbages along the trail.

Make sure to bring water if you plan on going to the top. Once you get to the 'top' you can continue upwards where it gets a little steep again.

The first hike is covered in shade and trees but once you get past the halfway point you lose shade and will have sun only - wear sunscreen if you plan on staying to enjoy the view.

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26 days ago

The only real incline is the first half. If you can get past that it's easy sailing and a reward of great views the rest of the way.

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26 days ago

The first half of the trail is a definite incline, and quite rocky. I found this incline personally challenging since there was a baby on my back! Once pass the incline it gets fairly easy, and the view is spectacular! Definitely worth it!