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Rattlesnake Gulch Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 816 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

Snow

No shade

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Getting There

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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Reviews (982)
Photos (457)
Recordings (876)
Completed (2014)
Carly Steele Johnson
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Hiking

More moderate for me because of the altitude, but a nice length! Beautiful view at the top

Jacqueline Ohayon
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Great!

Good for trail running. About an hour round trip. Definitely easy, not moderate. Pretty views. Will do again.

Tylor Spell
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Smita Pokhrel
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Hiking

We encountered rattlesnake today!!! Be careful!!!

Kenzie Knight
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Craig Hall
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Hiking

Great hike. Started around 6:30 pm. We were in the shade for about 85% of the time. Not many wildflowers are left. But the mountain and city views are great.

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Kate Morozova
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HikingRocky

Great trail for an evening hike. there is one point where you hit a large vertical rock, and it looks like there are paths leading around the rock. turn around and follow the path that goes away from the rock, not around it

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robby petrich
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Hiking

Not a bad hike but that as awesome as most the others in Millcreek. I’d rather see more nature than the “sprawling metropolis” of SLC.

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Marcus Bellamy
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HikingMuddy

Great hike recommend going without young kids 2 or below we took our 18 month old in our back pack she had a blast for about 1 hour then was ready to leave I would say the only con is watching for bikers it’s a great trail for them so be mindful you will see a lot! Aside from that enjoy the view!

Tina Esparza
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Jeff Palmer
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Moderate to steep incline the first half of the hike with more shade then expected, and then it flattens out as you come around the face of the mountain to the view of the valley. It ends with yet another spectacular view of the Salt Lake Valley! It's short enough to be fairly family friendly, despite a couple steep sections.

Kurtis McDonald
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Samantha Daly
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Hiking

Easy trail to do after work with a pretty view

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Katie Matthews
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HikingRocky

Great little trail, the first part is pretty steep and narrow, then it flattens out. Went on a Tuesday night and the trail was packed with people.

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Ashley Bell
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Hiking

Great trail. The first mile I pretty much uphill the entire way but then it flattens out. Beautiful view of the valley. Imagine it would be great at sunset. Did not see any rattlesnakes.

Chantel Howard
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Great hike for the family! The trail is a bit narrow at times so gets tricky with dogs, hikers, and bikers. Not much shade besides at the beginning. Beautiful view of the city at the end.

Sierra Hastings
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6.3 I always forget how beautiful the Pipeline Trail off of Rattlesnake Gulch is! It's gorgeous right now, with lots of wildflowers, greenery, and views of the other side of Millcreek, Mount Olympus, and the Valley. There weren't too many people along the trail mid-morning, and no snake sightings. First portion of the trail is steep enough to get your heartrate up, but evens out to a pleasant stroll as you turn onto the Pipeline Trail to the Overlook. Found lots of cigarette butts at the Overlook - please remember to practice Leave No Trace principles and to pack out what you pack in. Thanks! :)

Maria Figueroa
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Hiking

Saw baby rattlesnake!

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Jenny Hughes
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5/27/2020 there’s a $5 on the way out. Keep your ears open for bikers barreling downhill (or crawling up behind you). Narrow but pleasant second half of the trail before the outlook with gorgeous views of all the cities.

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Ian Buchta
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Hiking

Billed as rattlesnake gulch, we saw a rattlesnake. 10/10 hike, would hike again.

Hannah Ector
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Hiking

Pretty trail. The first .8-1 mile is uphill and then the rest is flat to the overlook. Beautiful views of the canyon and valley. Saw 1 rattlesnake, but that’s to be expected. Be careful!

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Darya Karas
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Easton Guevara
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Wonmi Lee
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May 17, 2020

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