Rattlesnake Trail #3129

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail begins at Rattlesnake Trailhead within Panjab Campground and ends at the Indian Corral area within Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. It is maintained for foot and horse use only. The trail starts off in a wooded area and climbs steadily for a mile. The next 1.5 miles is steep and rocky with many switchbacks. Towards the top, the trail evens out and follows along the ridge top to the Indian Corral area. 

The Rattlesnake Trail is a lightly used trail because of its steepness and dryness. Water is available for stock at the bottom and there are springs along the ridge top.

A 13 mile loop may be made by hiking up Rattlesnake Trail to Indian Corral area, coming down the Panjab Trail #3127 to Panjab Trailhead, and traveling the main road 3 miles north back to Panjab Campground. Stock facilities are available at Panjab Trailhead. No camping with stock allowed at Panjab Campground.

Practice Leave-No-Trace camping ethics. Pack all garbage out. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Fees Campground requires a fee of $8.00 per site per night. 
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
  • Trail closed to all motorized and mechanized equipment, including mountain bikes and carts.
  • Weed-free feed is required for stock animals.
Closest Towns: Pomeroy, WADayton, WA
Information Center: Pomeroy Ranger District 

General Information


From Highway 12 between Pomeroy and Dayton, WA, turn south on the Tucannon River Road. Follow road for 32 miles to where road Y's. Take Forest Service Road 4713 for 100 yards. Parking is available next to fish information board. Trail takes off across the creek so be prepared to get your feet wet.

From Dayton, WA head northeast on Patit Road for 14 miles. Then turn left onto Harstock Road and follow for about 3 miles. Then turn right onto Tucannon Road and follow for about 15 miles.  Then go right on Forest Road Forest Road 4713 and follow for about a half mile.



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  Area/Length : 
5.0 miles

  Elevation : 
2900 - 5700


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