Rattlesnake Spring Trail

Borrego Springs, California

Rattlesnake Spring Trail

Rattlesnake Spring Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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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Trail Information

Borrego Springs
Nearby City
2,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
7 hours
November through April
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Fonts Point
Local Maps

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