Rattlesnake Trail


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Trail Manager: Trail Easement held by Bear Yuba Land Trust | Contact info@bylt.org / (530) 272-5994

Length: 2.3 miles one way

Altitude Change: Approximately 200′

Trail Surface: Natural Earth

Rules: Foot and bike only. Dogs on leash. No motorized vehicles. Stay on the trail; respect private property. All users watch for each other and pass safely.

Trailheads: Northern Trailhead: The northern end of this trail is at the intersection of Highway 174 and Rattlesnake Road between downtown Grass Valley and the community of Cedar Ridge. Park in wide areas along Rattlesnake Road. You will find the trail running along the east side of Rattlesnake Road just south of Highway 174 (N 39.19947 W 121.03493).

Southern Trailheads: From Highway 174, go one mile south on Rattlesnake Road. Stop at the intersection of Rattlesnake Road and Rattlesnake Ridge Drive.

(1) On the east side of this intersection you will find the trailhead for the section of trail that goes north, back to Highway 174. (N 39.18495 W 121.03168).  As you begin going down this trail, keep straight for about 400 feet on a graveled road trace that parallels Rattlesnake Road, cross a paved side road called Golden Lily Court, then join the path along the canal going north.

(2) At the intersection of Rattlesnake Road and Rattlesnake Ridge Drive, just as you start up Rattlesnake Ridge Drive, look on your left for a large covered mailbox kiosk. The section of trail that loops through the Rattlesnake Ridge subdivision begins left of the kiosk as you face it (N 39.18478 W 121.03182). Park off paved roads where there is a wide shoulder.

(3) There is an alternate trailhead for the Rattlesnake Ridge subdivision loop at the end of Silver Pick Court, off Rattlesnake Ridge Drive. The trail starts inconspicuously at the far (southern) side of the cul-de-sac (N 39.17649 W 121.03154). If driving to this trailhead, please park carefully to minimize any disturbance to residents. A good option is to park on the shoulder just as you enter Silver Pick Court and then walk the short distance to the cul-de-sac to enter the trail.

Trail Facts: This trail is a joint project of the Rattlesnake Neighborhood Association and Bear Yuba Land Trust. The section of trail from Silver Pick Court to Rattlesnake Ridge Road follows the paved road.

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