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Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

MODERATE 535 reviews
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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.


5 hours ago

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


2 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.


2 days ago

hiking

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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9 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!


10 days ago

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14 days ago

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2nd time going :)
Better to go mid morning on a weekday if possible. It is a popular go-to for many people. It does get crowded quickly.


15 days ago


16 days ago

We decided to take a nice short and easy hike for a change, so we ended up at Rattlesnake. We got to the trailhead at about 0745 and there were already a good number of people there, even on an overcast and slightly wet day. We decided to go up and back as fast as we could without running to increase the difficulty for us, but were slowed up a bit on the way down due to the volume of people on the trail. Beautiful payoff view at the top. Kid and dog friendly. Trail is very well maintained. It's a bit disappointing at the top to see so many inconsiderate people just dump trash everywhere. Overall this hike is a great intro to anyone just starting out, but for more experienced hikers I wouldn't suggest it more than for a casual stroll on your rest day.


17 days ago

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amazing hike relatively easy and good to take dogs on. get there early as it is a huge tourist area. the view from the top is amazing, getting there too early will cause you to be in some fog and miss out on the view.


17 days ago

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Well travelled (busy) but extremely well maintained trail with friendly hikes. Babies and Puppies too. Nice steady climb ends with huge views.


18 days ago

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This was an easy hike for kids, dogs and all skill sets. Fairly easy but a bit of a scramble at the end. We hiked in tennis shoes, so not tough to do. You are rewarded with a beautiful view at the top. The reason I gave it a 3 stars is because it was heavily trafficked. We went on a Saturday, week day morning may be better.


20 days ago

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Pretty easy trail and beautiful scenery. Only downfall was a lot of people. I will hike it again though.


20 days ago

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it was great. not too hard. the rattlesnake trail sort of breaks into three parts.


22 days ago

It was great. Was my first hike In a while. Definitely a little sore!


23 days ago

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