Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a 8.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, WA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Atop Rattlesnake Ridge great views of the surrounding mountains can be seen including Mount Si and Mount Washington. This is a very popular trail in the summer months. It is a short 30 minute drive from downtown Bellevue or under an hour away from Seattle. Not only does this trail provide you with great panoramic views from atop Rattlesnake Ridge but there is also a great park located down below. Many people come to the use the lake in the warmer months. There are no motored boats or fishing allowed on the lake which makes this place ideal for kayakers and swimmers alike. You can also find several connecting trails within the Rattlesnake Ridge parking area. At the end of the Rattlesnake Ridge trail you can continue on for a full day hike along the Ridge on the East Peak trail or complete the 10 mile trek to Snoqualmie. Additionally you can find the Snoqualmie Valley Trail just as you leave the parking area. This is a great trail if you are looking for a long hike or bike ride. The trail starts south of Rattlesnake Lake and continues up to Duval, over 35 miles of converted railroad to trail.
Nice hike even if the weather isn't that great. Not very crowded today, but can be.
Great workout on a short steepish trail
One of my favorite hikes! Clear trail, amazing views.
Beautiful views from the ledge, but very crowded.
Crowded but the payoff at the top was well worth it.
Relatively easy hike that is packed with tourists. Amazing views at the ledge though.
very easy hike and beautiful sceneries in the woods as well as top
Did a late hike up here to get some sunset photos. This hike is way too popular to do during the day but in the evening it was nice. Had to hike down in the dark with a headlamp, was really fun.
This was my first hike in years. The payoff at the top was brief taking.
Amazing view from the top. Trail was pretty easy to do. Make sure to come early because it gets packed later around 11am on the weekend.
Lots of great things about this trail: it was easy to find, there's a lake at the bottom where my dog swam, and nice views from the top. There are no difficult spots (climbing up or over anything nor walking close to a ledge) but it's easy to make the trail harder and a better workout by going quickly during the climb. There were lots of people and lots of dogs, probably 80% off leash. After only two miles, you've got a great view from the top!
Loved the views
Very pretty at the top! Great hike for beginners to determine what elevation you prefer. The only downside is how crowded this trail is on the weekends. It gets so crowded to the point where you are following a train of people. Will be back during the work week.
Really nice place, steep hike, narrow trail, lotsa dogs and friendly people and last but not the least the views from the top is breathtaking especially in the mornings when it is cold and rainy !