Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

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Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a 4.1 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.

4.1 miles 1079 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

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.


1 day ago

Arrived 6am and there were already butt loads of vehicles parked along the street. Beautiful views off the cliff. Incline wasn't so bad. Very manageable. Less than an hour goin up. Great hike for families with little ones.


2 days ago

I arrived on Saturday afternoon, about 2:30. Lots of cars lining the road in, but still plenty of parking inside the actual park. I had my dog with me, hes about 70lbs. This trail is heavily used, but well maintained. mostly rocky dirt and large rocks to walk on, something to keep in mind with your dog. At points it becomes pretty narrow, expect to take turns waiting on the side of the trail so others can pass coming down/up, expect other dogs too. The hike was an easy one, and worth the walk as you get to the top. Be sure to read the sign, it can direct you to another point, even higher. Final score 4 out 5, I'll definitely be heading back.


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3 days ago

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great trail for the family and dog


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3 days ago

It was the first hike for my two kiddos 10&11 y/o. They hung in there with minimal complaints! The lake was crowded, SUP's and kayaks galore. Watch out for broken glass bottles.


3 days ago

It was the first hike for my two kiddos 10&11 y/o. They hung in there with minimal complaints! The lake was crowded, SUP's and kayaks galore. Watch out for broken glass bottles.


4 days ago

It was the first hike for my two kiddos 10&11 y/o. They hung in there with minimal complaints! The lake was crowded, SUP's and kayaks galore. Watch out for broken glass bottles.


5 days ago

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My 2nd time hiking this easy trail. Went up this morning in the dark to catch the Sunrise, it was beautiful! Very easy hike to do in the dark with headlamps. This is a very kid, and dog friendly hike. And the best part, NO BUGS that early in the morning, and we had the whole trail to ourselves.


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6 days ago

Crowded. Get there early. Well over 50 people on a Tuesday morning.


7 days ago

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For an amateur, this is a hard trail. We took 2 hours to finish this and get back to our car, at a medium pace. Beautiful trail, very well maintained.


8 days ago

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Arrived at 9:30 am on a nice Sunday day. Uphill, but not too steep. Beautiful view at the top. Crowds, but manageable. Lots of people on the ledge but able to snap some pics. Ample parking with no fee. Swimming in lake at the end, but quite windy lakeside. Good hike!


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15 days ago

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Love this trail as a moderate hike. A lot of nice challenges and very good exercise. The trail does get crowded especially on sunny days and weekends. The top offers magnificent views. Space is limited at the top on busy days so be prepared to navigate carefully to get your view. Remember to carry out your litter. Enjoy!


16 days ago

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