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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 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: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 816 feet 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

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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rocky
6 days ago

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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9 days ago

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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muddy
9 days ago

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!

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rocky
14 days ago

16 days ago

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.

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rocky
18 days ago

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26 days ago

Easy trail to do after work with a pretty view

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rocky
28 days ago

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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28 days ago

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.

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no shade
29 days ago

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.

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rocky
1 month ago

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! :)

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1 month ago

Saw baby rattlesnake!

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

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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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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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rocky
1 month ago

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bugs
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

May 17, 2020

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rocky
1 month ago

Great hike! Follow the signs for the Pipeline Trail. A little muddy with a couple of spots where the trail is washed out, but nothing too serious.

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1 month ago

Accidentally left my phone recording the hike when we left but it was a nice hike with the dogs. Definitely a little tougher the first part but it levels out really nicely.

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fee
1 month ago

The hike was super nice. We went up around 6pm the other day and it was perfect. They have a nice small parking lot there now at the bottom. You get up to the trailhead here it splits just under a mile up and then you walk along the mountain until you come to the end which overlooks the valley. Lots of dogs and a few kids. Not super busy either

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1 month ago

The trail is completely dry throughout the hike. The new parking lot was full by the time we got up there, around 10:00 am, but it wasn't too busy, everyone was spaced out pretty well. There was a lot of trash and poop bags at the bottom, which is a bummer. I've hiked this trail many times but today was the first time seeing a rattlesnake. We saw not one, but two! The first one was on the last steep part before the trail flattens out, it was stretched out and going up the side, didn't rattle. The second was near the outlook. Some other hikers let us know they saw one so we were hyper-aware. We didn't see it at first, but we definitely heard the rattle as we walked by it... Got my heart rate up, for sure! Just be careful, they are out and about already!!

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