Looking for a great trail in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area, Washington? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 2 moderate trails in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area ranging from 5.1 to 9 miles and from 935 to 3,503 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

Trail is great just really busy. Every one seemed to stop and turn around at the first lookout so at least today the trail up to the upper lookout was quiet. Was amazed my almost 4 y/o made it to the top and about 1 mi down before I had to carry her. Weather conditions were pretty ideal today so had a great view. Bathroom facilities were clean, both by the lake and near the trailhead.

on Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

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8 days ago

Beautiful hike. Not the best view today because of the clouds. I can’t wait to do it again.

The crowd wasn't bad after last night thunderstorms. The trail was good. Took the steep way up the ledge. Not much view due to the rainy and cloudy weather.

Pretty easy hike hence the large crowds. I started up at 7am so I only encountered a handful of people omw up but on the descent it was a never-ending stream of people coming up. I would only hike this trail early morning. No view today but it is amazing in good weather. Very cool top/summit area.

great hike! heavy traffic. wear hiking shoes, lots of boulders. take a snack & water to enjoy the view from the top.

Great short climb, lots a people there

Nice hike with a zillion people on the trail

relatively easy hike. Started the hike at 7am. When we got up to the top, it was extremely cloudy. We could not even see Rattlesnake lake.

It was a dogs best day ever! Tons of peeps with there pups...wasnt too overwhelming cause I was early but coming down had traffic...well paved trails and the view was amazing! Wasnt too difficult, but downhill was way better!

Shaded hike under the huge trees until the arrival at the point of view. The last turns climb quite a lot. Beautiful point of view. Walk a bit spoiled by very noisy people (loudspeaker music, screams, ...).

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rocky
11 days ago

Great trail and great weather today!

The hike up is very nice. Tons of trees and is very quiet I went early in the morning on a weekday and didn't see a single person on my way up or down. It was a little cloudy so the views weren't great I'd recommend checking the weather first but hiking through the cloudy forest was pretty peaceful.

My husband and I took our two dogs up to the top. It was our first hike so a little challenging, especially for being out of shape, but the view at the top was so worth it! Plus there’s a nice breeze when you get up there. It is heavily trafficked, but not so much so that you can’t enjoy it. People and dogs of all ages and sizes were going up and down this trail! The trail is pretty rocky and gets a little steep at times, but for the most part it’s just a slight uphill climb. It’s about 2.5 miles to the top, so top to bottom makes it a 5 mile hike. Make sure to park outside of the gate if you’re going to be there after 8 since they close the gate. There are plenty of clean porta potty’s to use by the lake, as well as trash and recycle bins to throw your things in. But no trash service on the trail, so make sure to pick up after yourself and keep the place clean. There were bear warnings, but we didn’t see any sings of them on or near the trail.

Great, quick up and down that definitely can get a sweat going! Awesome view at the top!

Heavily trafficked. Best to get there early, especially on a hot day. Trees give some shade but not much. Hiking shoes best as lots of roots and rocks on path. Unbelievable views.

My first solo hike! Good foot traffic to feel safe!

Popular hike and honestly really good for a run. It took me and my friends 55 mins to get to the top and 30 ish mins to get to the bottom. The water has been receding throughout the years but the view at the top is still absolutely stunning. Do not go on a weekend - it’ll be so busy. Try going on a weekday or try doing a sunset hike.

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bugs
15 days ago

This is a popular hike and not that difficult. Definitely come here early in the morning. I don’t recommend bringing your dog though since the ledge is too close for comfort.

Not too taxing trail with amazing views. Not surprising it attracts a LOT of people. If you like to hike without the crowds, definitely start very early. We started at 8 and it was packed by then.

excellent shade throughout the hike all the way to the third ledge. well maintained trail, very crowded to the first ledge, foot traffic is exponentially reduced to the second and third. I highly recommend skipping the first ledge if it's too crowded.

I’m really glad that I finally made it out there with my sister who’s also an avid hiker. The end was a little disappointing, the hike itself was already crowded at 7:30 am and it felt more like a tourist attraction. I’m glad that I went but don’t plan to go again

Breathtaking view on the top . Hiking late Friday afternoon @ 4:10 pm.No crowded at all . It was a very peaceful hiking . People still going up around 7:00pm. We were trying to see sunset. But there wasn’t. We could take time to take pictures with out millions people.

Nice hike. Pretty busy but went at midday. Fun time.

If you want to hang out with 150 other people this is the hike for you. Don’t come on a weekend cuz it’ll be 300 people then. The view at the top is beautiful I love this valley. The actual hike isn’t hard at all. There’s small children who run up this thing all day.

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rocky
18 days ago

Rattlesnake is a relatively easy trail and only gets steep the last quarter way at the top. The view from the Ledge will totally blow you away. Bring a snack so you can enjoy the views once you’re up there. It can get a bit crowded, especially on the weekends so going during the weekday is recommended.

hiking
20 days ago

Hiked to watch the sunrise. Peaceful and beautiful view from the top.

Incredible hike! Not difficult, lots of friendly people on the way, and views oh the views from the ledge are breathtaking! Did the hike and walked around the entire lake within 3 hours, got to swim on the lake and enjoy berries for lunch! It’s worth every step of the way!

I really enjoyed this hike and can see why it is so popular. Overall, it was pretty easy. The elevation gain feels very mild until maybe the last 0.5 mile or so towards the top. The views really are spectacular. I went on a sunny Monday and it was still pretty busy but not overcrowded. I feel like if it were too crowded the lookout would not have been as enjoyable but on a week day it was really nice. The majority of the trail is pretty shaded which is really nice. Really the only exposed spot is the ledge. The trail itself is very well maintained too. I took my dog and she really enjoyed it. It took us about two-ish hours to do the whole thing.

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