Rattlesnake Ledge

North Bend, Washington 98045

Rattlesnake Ledge

Rattlesnake Ledge Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Rattlesnake Ledge Reviews

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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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5/16/2009
Great hike, but if you are looking for solitude it's better to get an early start. I started the hike at 8 AM and it felt a little crowded, but by the time I was coming down there was a solid line of people on the hike.
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3/14/2009
One of the most amazing short hike in Snoqualmie area. The trail is well maintained and passes through typical NW woods all the way to top. There are almost no views until you get to the top. However once at the top the views are stunning and different in all directions. On North there is entire Mount Si with city of North Bend at its foothills. On North-East you can look in to deep valley formed by range consisting of Garfield Mountain to Cascade mountain. On East there is nice wooded forest with deep green lake that fills your entire view with back drop of Cedar Butte and Washington mountain. On South you can see far in to southern cascades. You can sit on the exposed ledge area for long time to admire these extremely photogenic and unique views in different directions. If you have guest who can hike 1200' this is probably the best place to take them to impress them :). This hike can be done in all seasons however during winter days with snow fall in previous nights you might encounter slight snow/slush/slippery slop near top but nothing that can't be overcome by poles and regular hiking shoes with good traction. The trail is very crowded in all seasons in weekends so don't expect solitude.
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Trail Information

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

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