Very pretty views of Mt. Si, the nearby Cascades, and Rattlesnake Lake.

1/20/17
It's really not a difficult hike, I think it should be rated as moderate, it's just long. There were lots of downed trees that caused some difficulty as they're not tall enough to go under not short enough to go over. The snow/ice is also so deep this time of year and it was like walking on eggshells trying not to sink. Twice I stepped just a little off the trail and ended up waist deep in snow! My dog wiped out a couple times running and one leg sinking, causing her to trip. Kind of fun, added an element of alertness for the both of us. Payout at the end isn't much, but we didn't see anyone the whole way up or down so the quiet was nice. I probably won't do this one again anytime soon though.

1/20/17
It was pretty icy- doable without crampons but I'm glad I brought them. The ledge itself is a nice lookout but it's so crowded it takes away from the view. It was also pretty windy, I was getting pushed over when I wasn't in tree cover! A little dangerous on those steep cliffs.
All in all, it's a pretty quick hike with a well maintained trail that is heavily trafficked. Good for trail running with minimal roots and rocks that could trip you up. Not a hike I'll do again any time soon though.

People were slipping and sliding all over the place. Bring your spikes because you'll need them! I had hiking boots and no spikes and took a pretty hard fall so be careful! Much of the trail has thick sheets of ice and is quite treacherous.

6 days ago

Such an awesome hike in 18° weather with snow!
Need micro spikes and poles when hiking in January

backpacking
19 days ago

Easy hike, amazing view

hiking
28 days ago

Good hike. In snow most of the way.

Easy climb, great reward. Beautiful view and nice spot to swim after hiking.

Happy we wore micro spikes so we could get up to ledge. Beautiful hike.