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Rattle Snake Canyon - RC3331

Started by Old YJ, June 29, 2019, 11:32:40 PM

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Status: Open
Typically Open:   Year Round
Difficulty:   2-4 (EASY - MODERATE)
Length: 15.6 miles
Highest Elevation:   5948 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail:   Connector
Best Direction to Travel:   South
Nearest Town: Big Bear City
Nearest Town w/ Services:  Big Bear City
Official Road Name: 2N69Y, 2N70Y, RC3331
Management Agency:   BLM or San Bernardino National Forest

Rattlesnake Canyon or RC3331 is a popular overland route that takes you into the San Bernardino Mountains from Old Women Springs Road in Johnson Valley California. Known for its amazing views and rich history, this popular easy to intermediate off-road trail will leave you wanting to come back. While on the route, expect easily navigable rocky areas, mud, soft sand, Joshua Trees, amazing views, flowing springs, and great memories. Near Orange and Los Angeles County, this trail sees a lot of people looking for the ultimate escape from the city life. Come out and see why this is one of the most popular offroad adventures in the San Bernardino Mountain Range.

Technical Rating: 2-4 (EASY - MODERATE)
Typically, more rock or undulated road surface. Potential rocks and/or tree stumps less than 18" tall and/or vertical ledges less than 18" tall and/or near vertical ledges or waterfalls less than 36" inches. Tire placement becomes more difficult. Can be steep and off-camber.
Tom Witt, President VV4W