Rattlesnake Trail


Rattlesnake Trail

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Rattlesnake Trail - This trail is a wonderful day hike with beautiful views of a large portion of the Middle Fork of the Payette River.

It travels up the ridge between Rattlesnake Creek and Silver Creek to an old Forest Service Lookout, which is evident by an alidade stand.

Campgrounds near the trail include Peace Creek Trail, Rattlesnake Campground, Trail Creek Campground, Silver Creek Campground, Silver Creek Plunge.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Rattlesnake Campgound will reopen May 31, 2018.
Rentals & Guides: Click here to download a "Print to Go" guide for Rattlesnake Trail.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Emmett, Idaho
Water: None

General Information


From Boise, Idaho, take State Highway 55 north 35 miles to Banks, Idaho approximately 35 miles.

At Banks, turn (right) east onto the (Banks-Lowman Road) State Highway17 and proceed to Crouch, Idaho.

From Crouch, to reach the trailhead, travel north on (Middle Fork Payette River Road) Forest Service (FS) Road 698 for approximately 14.9 miles to the junction with FS Road 671.

Take a right on FS Road 671 and travel approximately 3.6 miles to Rattlesnake Summit.

At the summit, take a right on FS Road 671F. The trailhead is immediately on the left

General Notes:

The Rattlesnake Trailhead has a one panel kiosk and a parking area.

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