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Rattlesnake Mountain


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


Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
Forest Service: San Bernardino National Forest
USGS Topo: Butler Peak 7½
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Nearby Peaks: Luna Mountain, Round Mountain

Printable version of this route


(USFS Adventure Pass 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


  • 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.


  • 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.

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 20-December-2005
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