Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

King County, Washington

Distance1.9mi
Elevation Gain1,493ft
Trailhead Elevation2,008ft
Top2,066ft
Elevation Min/Max921/2066ft
Elevation Start/End2008/2014ft

Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a hiking trail in King County, Washington. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 2,008 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,493 feet. The trail ends near Rattlesnake Ledge (elevation 2,080 feet) and another viewpoint. There are also a cliff and restrooms near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Rattlesnake Mountain Trail.

Rattlesnake Ledge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Though not a true wilderness trail, the Rattlesnake Mountain route comes as close to being one as you’ll find this close to the urban center of Puget Sound.

The relatively new (in trail years) trail climbs the western end of Rattlesnake Mountain, leading to some wonderful viewpoints and, for those who are looking for a real workout, all the way east to Rattlesnake Ledge. Great views, great workout, and great wildlife-viewing potential—all within minutes of downtown North Bend, and available March through November."

"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."

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9/7/2018
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8/24/2018
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3/12/2018
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5/19/2012
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5/20/2011
2.5 hours. Sun shining, views for miles. perfect hike on a perfect day. fairly easy and great for kids.
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4/13/2010
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!
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3/6/2010
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.
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12/28/2009
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8/1/2009
Very scenic vista at the top. Not too challenging for the fit.
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7/7/2009
Great trail, I would call it about half of a Mount Si -- well worth the view.
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Trail Information

King County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend
Local Contacts
Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain No. 205S
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018