Rattlesnake Ledge and Rattlesnake Mountain

North Bend, Washington 98045

Rattlesnake Ledge and Rattlesnake Mountain

Rattlesnake Ledge and Rattlesnake Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"Long a popular outing for its proximity to Seattle and commanding views of the Snoqualmie Valley, Rattlesnake Ledge is a well-known hiker’s destination. Far less traveled, however, are the trails that continue past the ledge up onto Rattlesnake Mountain and stretch almost 10 miles along its broad summit ridge.

For two excellent trip options, either climb to Rattlesnake Ledge if you have just a few hours, or head to the solitude of the East Peak and return for a full day’s hike."

Rattlesnake Ledge and Rattlesnake Mountain Reviews

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7/20/2018
Great beginner hike with a fantastic view.
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7/2/2018
Awesome! This is one of my favorite short hikes and definitely one of the most popular hikes in the Snoqualmie area. The trail is very well maintained and passes through typical northwest thick forests all the way to top. It is not very steep, mostly just a steady incline. Still, a very nice workout. There are almost no views until you get to the top, but it is a lovely walk. Once you do reach the top the views are stunning in all directions. It is just breathtaking. Looking north there are spectacular views of Mount Si and north Bend. In the northeast you can see deep into the valley that was formed by the mountain range that consists of Garfield Mountain and Cascade Mountain. To the east there are beautiful trees and a deep green lake that is framed by the magnificent Cedar Butte and Washington Mountain. To the south you can see deep into the southern Cascades. The trail is pretty heavily trafficked, especially on the weekends, no matter what season it is. There were tons of other hikers and dogs, all very nice, but if you are seeking solitude you won't find it here.
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8/21/2008
We did this as a through-hike, east to west. The beginning is nice and the views at the ledge are really worth the walk there. However, past that the walk was nothing to waste your time with. Logging roads, clear cut areas, blah. Do yourself a favor and just hike up to the ledge, picnic, relax and walk back out.
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8/18/2008
If you catch it on a good day, the views are fabulous. Its very crowded to the "first" lookout where everyone seems to stop. But if you go up the trail about another mile the views are better and bonus: less people!
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8/7/2008
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7/23/2008
Good workout for teens. Fabulous view. Lots of picnickers at the top. Trail in great condition.
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3/18/2007
Great trail for a one-way training hike very close to Seattle. We used a car shuttle to get back. We went from the east end trail head (I-90, exit 32)to the west end trail head (I-90, exit 27), about 11 miles, with most of the gain in the first few miles, leaving the muscles tired for the remainder of the hike. It's good for the legs. The higher elevations still had snow that was slushy, soft and not icy, nor too deep for normal hiking boots. Gaiters were not needed. The west end was a bit muddy, but not bad at all, especially given the pouring rain the previous day.
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11/1/2006
I was more than pleasantly suprised at the view from Rattlesnake Ledge. I expected to have a view of only Rattlesnake Lake, but instead the view from the ledge is a 270 degree view of all the adjacent mountains and peaks. It's a nice short hike on a well-maintained trail with a gorgeous view when you get there.
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7/30/2006
Nice quick hike with a great view... lake on the way out for those hot days.
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Trail Information

North Bend
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
8.8
Distance
2,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2-6 hours
Duration
Hikable year-round, daily, sunrise–sunset, though Rattlesnake Mountain may be snow-covered in winter
Season
1,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,500 feet
Top Elevation
Local Contacts
Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain 205S; USGS North Bend
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018