Rattlesnake Ridge Loop Trail

Red Rock Arizona State Park
Located 3.6 miles from Sedona, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
423 Steps 1  (0.2 mi)

The Rattlesnake Ridge Loop Trail is located adjacent to a shaded picnic area in Red Rock State Park; there's also a playing field nearby which makes this an ideal location for families with children to run and play. The picnic area is available on a first-come, first-serve basis; the area can also be reserved in advance by contacting the Visitor Center. This short, easy trail leads to a small mound that overlooks the Red Rock features and formations of the park; this is a great viewing point for photographs. For a longer hike, walk to the visitor center and connect with one of the many interconnecting trails that the park has to offer.

Rattlesnake Ridge Loop Trail


The Rattlesnake Ridge Loop Trail has a maximum elevation of 3,897 ft (1,188 m), a minimum elevation of 3,839 ft (1,170 m), and an elevation range of 58 ft (18 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
4230.2 mi3,839 ft3,897 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
6 min5.161 ft23 ft
[ B to A ]
5 min1.923 ft61 ft

What is the length of the Rattlesnake Ridge Loop Trail?

The length of the trail is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) or 423 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Rattlesnake Ridge Loop Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 6 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Rattlesnake Ridge Loop Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Red Rock Arizona State Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Loy Butte, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Wilson Mountain, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Munds Park, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Page Springs, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Sedona, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Munds Mountain, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Cornville, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Lake Montezuma, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Casner Butte, AZ

Is there a Rattlesnake Ridge Loop trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Rattlesnake Ridge Loop Trail is located on the Sedona topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.