Rattlesnake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 834 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 577 feet.
Rattlesnake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The first part of the loop is all fire road, rolling through scenic El Morro Canyon. At the back of the canyon, a mile-long grade ascends to the ridgeline. Continue along the fast and forgiving Fence Line Trail, cranking toward Red Tail Ridge. The path down Red Tail Ridge starts fast, narrows to a brush-lined singletrack, then ends with the rocky, rutted Rattlesnake descent. The trail dead-ends at a utility-pole access road that dips and then climbs to No Name Ridge. The ridge road rolls toward the ocean; a smooth, gradual descent ends just above the parking lot."
--David Womack, Mountain Bike! Orange County (Menasha Ridge Press).
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