Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a 8.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington 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.
Solid trail. Well groomed and heavily travelled. Lots of elevation gain. Great cure for a hangover.
Snow is all gone now, but the views are still amazing!! Definitely make this a repeat hike. It doesn't feel like you are climbing as much as you actually do. Went about 7am and except for a couple of hikers, I was alone all the way up. Continue up from the ledge for even more amazing views!
Went a week after it had snowed in the Seattle area. It was a great hike that was comprised of mostly gradual switchbacks over 1.9 miles to the ledge lookout. There were some snowy patches but nothing some hiking boots w good traction couldnt handle (though if I were to do it again I'd take spikes/crampons just incase).Overall, so so worth the hike and the hype! Really amazing views, but be ready to share with several others at the top-this is a popular one!
Went on Sunday - there were several areas with a fair amount of ice on the trail and we saw several slip & falls. Probably should have the appropriate footwear for ice. Beautiful view once you get to the top!
Worth the hike! The view from the top is astonishing.
The trail itself is gorgeous with a great lake to relax by afterwards. However, if you enjoy hiking in solitude or quiet this is not the trail to do. The trail was very crowded and people were blasting music at the top of the ridge that made the view much less enjoyable.