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20C

Rattlesnake Mountain

6131'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 13 miles east-southeast of Hesperia, 99 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS TopoButler Peak 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1.2 megs
 GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
 Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

Nearby Peaks: Luna Mountain, Round Mountain

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 1 1/2 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 500'
Time: 1 hour round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, November 1972

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Drive east on I-10 and north on I-15 to the Hesperia turnoff.
  • Go east on Main Street in Hesperia for 7.2 miles to the "Y" junction of Rock Springs Road (on the left) and Arrowhead Lake Road (the main road continuing on the right). Turn left (east) on Rock Springs Road. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 2.9 miles, Kiowa Way on the left. Continue straight as Rock Springs Road becomes Roundup Way.
  • At 5.9 miles, pavement ends. Continue east.
  • At 7.3 miles, intersection with the Bowen Ranch Road. Turn right (south).
  • At 8.2 miles, fork. Keep left.
  • At 9.4 miles, junction with Coxey Truck Trail (3N14), turn left. This is the turnoff for Round Mountain and one of the Luna Mountain routes. Note your odometer again and go as follows:
  • Drive 4.4 miles, pass through a gate.
  • At 4.9 miles, park in a large parking area on the right.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (5720'), hike up the jeep trail on the left (east), to a flat area.
  • Then go east across this to the ridge visible ahead.
  • Go to the top of the ridge, then right and follow the ridge to the summit.

History of Summit Signature

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