Rattlesnake Ledge

North Bend, Washington

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You won’t find better views anywhere else this close to Seattle. Rattlesnake Ledge is a monolithic block of rock on the eastern end of Rattlesnake Ridge, towering high over the cool waters of Rattlesnake Lake and the Snoqualmie River valley. Looking up from the trailhead, the site is daunting—the rock face looks sheer and impregnable. Fortunately, the cliff face isn’t too broad, and hearty Washington Trails Association volunteers have carved a path through the steep forests flanking the rock face. Indeed, the original trail, which was daunting in its own right, has been largely replaced with a new, more secure pathway.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

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Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

You won’t find better views anywhere else this close to Seattle. Rattlesnake Ledge is a monolithic block of rock on the eastern end of Rattlesnake Ridge, towering high over the cool waters of Rattlesnake Lake and the Snoqualmie River valley.

Looking up from the trailhead, the site is daunting—the rock face looks sheer and impregnable. Fortunately, the cliff face isn’t too broad, and hearty Washington Trails Association volunteers have carved a path through the steep forests flanking the rock face. Indeed, the original trail, which was daunting in its own right, has been largely replaced with a new, more secure pathway.

© 2014 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,160 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Mar-Nov
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend
Local Maps: Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain No. 205S
Driving Directions: Directions to Rattlesnake Ledge

Recent Trail Reviews

5/19/2012
0

5/20/2011
1

2.5 hours. Sun shining, views for miles. perfect hike on a perfect day. fairly easy and great for kids.


4/13/2010
0

Great view at the top! I don't know if I'd say the hike was easy... the switch backs got a little tedious towards the vantage point! After reaching the vantage point we decided to continue on to the east peak but the trail was very muddy and not very well maintained so we headed back down. The hike was worth it for the beautiful view up top!


3/6/2010
0

Short trail with a big payoff. Great views from the ledge. Really busy trail, lost of kids, dogs, etc. Don't expect to be alone. If your looking for a short hike with a big payoff this is a good one.


12/28/2009
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