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Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2' 1 m
Descent: -309' -94 m
High: 2,677' 816 m
Low: 2,370' 722 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

Dogs

Off-leash
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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

This steep trail opens up loop opportunities on the northeast side of the park.

Bruce Hope

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

The trails are open year-round but can get muddy (or snowy) in places during the winter.

The trails are used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, so please observe proper trail etiquette. A few trails are reserved for mountain biking (these are usually signed as such), so please don't hike on these.

There are no potable water sources in the park or along the trails – be sure to bring plenty of your own.

Need to Know

There are no fees to use this park. There are 7 designated parking areas throughout the park, each with room for 5 to 12 cars. They are located near clusters of trail heads. Some have chemical toilets but most have no amenities beyond a parking space. Very useful paper trails maps are sometimes available at the parking area kiosks but can also be obtained online.

Description

This recently completed (summer 2019) trail connects the Siskiyou View Trail with the Siskiyou Trail in a series of short switchbacks through open grassy areas and patches of forest. Running it offers some nice views to the south and west. It can be combined with the Pipsissewa Trail, the Knobcone Pine Trail, the Siskiyou View Trail, the Siskiyou Trail, and the Halls of Manzanita Trail to make an energetic 5-mile loop with elevation changes and views in the park's northeast corner.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for ticks in the spring, rattlesnakes (rare) in the warmer months, and poison oak all year-round. Consider these nuisances if you let your dog off-leash.

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Contacts

Land Manager: City of Jacksonville, OR

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A view from the Siskiyou Trail
Sep 5, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
A view toward the Siskiyou Crest on the far horizon.
Jan 13, 2019 near Jackson…, OR
Starting a descent of the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail
Sep 23, 2019 near Jackson…, OR
Along the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail
Sep 23, 2019 near Jackson…, OR

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