Rattlesnake Spring Trail

Borrego Springs, California

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Rattlesnake Spring is one of the few reliable sources of water in the southern Santa Rosa Mountains. Several dozen bighorn sheep may depend on it for survival during periods of drought. The spring produces a low volume—it’s more like a seep. You shouldn’t count on it as a source for your own drinking needs. On this loop hike, you’ll approach the spring via one route and return via a second route comparable in difficulty. Both routes involve a substantial amount of scrambling. Feel free to reverse the direction of travel from that described here.

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"Rattlesnake Spring is one of the few reliable sources of water in the southern Santa Rosa Mountains. Several dozen bighorn sheep may depend on it for survival during periods of drought. The spring produces a low volume—it’s more like a seep. You shouldn’t count on it as a source for your own drinking needs. On this loop hike, you’ll approach the spring via one route and return via a second route comparable in difficulty. Both routes involve a substantial amount of scrambling. Feel free to reverse the direction of travel from that described here."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Borrego Springs
Distance: 8.5
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 7 hours
Season: November through April
Local Contacts: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Maps: USGS Fonts Point
Driving Directions: Directions to Rattlesnake Spring Trail

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May 2018