2.2 miles
Distance
141 ft
Climb
-646 ft
Descent
00:23:36
Avg time
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Rattlesnake Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Catalina State Park / 50-Year
    Oro Valley, Arizona
  • AKA
    Cherry Tank
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #39814 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Upper section (Cherry Spring trail to Cowboy Slickrock) is a fun rip with a great tech section beside a creek. Below that it doesn't seem to get a lot of action - primitive, soft, and often difficult to follow. Uphill, it's not the worst way to reach the top of Golder, if you're patient with routefinding. Downhill, don't bother with the lower section, take Cowboy Slickrock and don't look back.

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More Stats for Rattlesnake bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -506 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,427 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,932 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,932 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,427 ft
  • Grade
    -4.326%
  • Grade max
    -58.196%
  • Grade min
    45.881%
  • Distance climb
    2,211 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    762 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:55:39
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2020
Dry
Avg: 2.55 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Directions to rattlesnake-15424 trailhead (32.508110, -110.844360)
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      Rattlesnake Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 9:19am
      Sep 23, 2020
      reporter All areas not directly burned in Bighorn Fire reopened as of Sept 21, 2020
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 8:59am
      Jun 26, 2020
      reporter Closed due to Bighorn Fire
      Mar 2, 2019 @ 7:51pm
      Mar 2, 2019
      Several shallow water crossings and short sections of riding in the creek below Cowboy Slickrock turnoff
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 11 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 25 rides
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      Photos

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      Feb 28, 2019 @ 5:26pm
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      Feb 28, 2019 @ 5:26pm
      Feb 28, 2019
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      Feb 28, 2019 @ 5:26pm
      Feb 28, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      50 Year All the Goods
      12 miles
      Upper 50-year Slickrock Loop from Golder TH
      13 miles
      50 Year From Cherry Tank
      11 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      GTABurnout (Apr 11, 2020 at 12:36)
       Avoid, this trail. Its not worth the effort.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      davar16 (May 30, 2020 at 15:19)
       A fun descent, at least until Cowboy Slickrock
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      glowz825 (Feb 7, 2021 at 17:01)
       Rad trail, not for the novice rider. The section after the Y is OK but not great, it will dump you out on the middlegate decent which is its saving grace.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      50 Year Trail and More
      9:06 | 9 | Apr 9, 2021 , Oro Valley
      Tucson Road Trip 12-19-2020 | Chutes, 50...
      17:56 | 29 | Jan 4, 2021 , Oro Valley
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