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.
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."
--Dan A. Nelson, Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (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."
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