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Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

MODERATE 567 reviews

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.

8.9 miles 2582 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

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.

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3 days ago

This was my first hike in years. The payoff at the top was brief taking.

4 days ago

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.

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4 days ago

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!

7 days ago

Loved the views

15 days ago

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.

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17 days ago

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 !

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21 days ago

An easy but very rewarding hike. It's very busy during the weekends so i recommend going during the week.

21 days ago

wow amazing breathtaking outstanding View

22 days ago

Hiked here with my SiL...we loved it! It was our first hike too. It was hard, but it was so worth it when we got to the top.

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24 days ago

Fun 2 HR hike. Make sure to bring snacks and extra water.

25 days ago

Great workout when you're wearing your kid ;) Totally worth the view at the top.

26 days ago

I love this one. I did this one a few years ago. Okay I know the switchbacks can get pretty steep in some parts but for some reason I remember it as being pretty easy because it was so short. I don't know, I've done eight milers with steeper grades than this so I guess compared to Little Si this one would be harder. I thought the trail was beautiful and well kept... Gorgeous trees and lighting and the top is one of my favorite viewpoints ever. Plus it's next to a lake and there are a lot of happy people hiking it... Great moderate hike.

30 days ago

Great view!