Rattlesnake Slope Wildlife Area

Richland, Washington 99353

Rattlesnake Slope Wildlife Area

Rattlesnake Slope Wildlife Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Upland birds love this sprawling desert prairie. The ground-hugging birds sprint among the tufts of plants. They take refuge, and find dinner, in such glorious wildflowers as balsamroot, large-headed clover, wild onion, and canyon-bottom communities of beautiful orange globe mallow.

Of course, where upland birds (pheasants, quail, and partridge) are found, coyotes are sure to be present. Tracks and scat can be found all over the place, as well as holes freshly dug by rodents as “safe houses,” some of which have been enlarged by coyotes breaking into those sanctuaries. You might also find badger burrows in the hillsides of the small side canyons."

Rattlesnake Slope Wildlife Area Reviews

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Very quiet trail up one of the lower canyons. Trail come to a dirt-road T at 2.5 miles. Not a difficult hike and each time I come I maybe see one other hiker. Looks like via satellite that taking a right on the road will get you to another trail (left off road) that leads closer to Rattlesnake Mountain.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,000 feet
Top Elevation
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Local Contacts
Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Richland
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018