Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

MODERATE 165 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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It's pretty steep and rocky the first 3/4 of a mile or so and then it flattens out. Very exposed, so go early. Great views!

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Did this hike earlier in the summer and it was well worth the hike. Steady climb with views overlooking the canyon, then you hit a flat trail that takes you to overlook SLC. Highly recommend!

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The first 0.7 going up is steep and rocky but it's also mostly nice and cool with the shade. It starts to flatten out as you head west and there is less/almost no shade spots. The name is fitting as we encountered two rattlesnakes (we heard and saw them) and a third snake we just saw make its way into the trees. Be sure to also wear bug spray and sunscreen. Great view though.

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Very fun but is scary when you see the snakes out there. Great for new hikers!

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Easy hike. Not sure why it's rated as moderate. It was a pretty little hike. great views. Would do it again.

Great sunset hike, first part is the most difficult.