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    Rattlesnake Mountain Trail

    Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area, Washington
    Distance8.1mi
    Elevation Gain5,850ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,063ft
    Top3,506ft
    Elevation Min/Max1063/3506ft
    Elevation Start/End1063/1063ft

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    Lakewood, WA
    Explorer | 12 pts
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    2/18/2019
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    Auburn, WA
    Pathfinder | 189 pts
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    7/20/2018
    Great beginner hike with a fantastic view.
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    Ballard, WA
    Trailblazer | 919 pts
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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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    Bitter Lake, WA
    Pathfinder | 187 pts
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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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    Arlington, VA
    Adventurer | 207 pts
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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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    Bothell, WA
    Pathfinder | 84 pts
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    8/7/2008
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    Houghton, WA
    Adventurer | 220 pts
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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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    Redmond, WA
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    3/25/2008
    Hiked Rattlesnake Ledge around 7:30 AM. Weather was beautiful, about 35-40 degrees. Trail was dry for the most part; wet with runoff in a few spots, but nothing that would get your feet wet. No snow at the lower ledge when we were there, but it did start to snow later in the day. If you like to hike antisocially, hit this trail in the early morning. We didn't have any company on the way up and started to come across people and dogs on our way down at 9:00 AM or so.
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    Broadway, WA
    Pathfinder | 180 pts
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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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    Issaquah, WA
    Pathfinder | 160 pts
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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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    Trail Information

    Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area
    Nearby City
    Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area
    Parks
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    USGS North Bend
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