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Rattlesnake Ledge Trail [CLOSED] is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 1,469 ft Route type Out & Back
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Note: As of October 2020, this trail is still closed due to COVID-19. For more information, please see: http://www.seattle.gov/utilities/protecting-our-environment/our-water-sources/cedar-river-watershed/recreation-areas-and-trails 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.

No permits needed, parking is free

Washington State Department of Natural Resources South Puget Sound Region Tel:360.825.1631 Cedar River Watershed Education Center Tel:425.831.6780

- There are restrooms by the lake as you enter the park - No camping is available in the park - An additional portable restroom is located in front of the trailhead marker - No water is available within the park, you should pack your own water - On Cedar Falls Rd, the road leading up to the park, there is a small shop where you can purchase food and drinks

PLEASE NOTE: There is no access to Rattlesnake Ledge via 208th Street from Maple Valley. This road ends on private property. Take I-90 east and get off on Exit 32, 436th Avenue SE, just past the exits towards North Bend. Take a right off of the exit, heading south on 436th Ave SE which turns into Cedar Falls Road. Travel about three miles and follow the signs posted for Rattlesnake Lake. You will see several parking areas on both sides of the street. The park is a very popular location in the warmer months due to the lake. You may have to park on the edge of the road if the park is crowded.

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M M
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Trail was closed. Walked the lake perimeter. Nice day.

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joe mama
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HikingBlowdownOver grownPrivate property

hi! I am a low life rule breaker who likes to break rules! the trail is closed, you say? not for me! I am special!! I laugh at your closed trail. I walk around the fence. I poop on the trail. I take sick insta profile picture and brag about how I break the rules to get the rad views! I throw a beer can off the ledge. what are you going to do about it, home slice? nothing! that's right. I am special.

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Asley Martinez Morales
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HikingGreat!

Easy, clean and awesome view! Breaking rules

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Patrick De Vera
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HikingClosedGreat!

Hiked with my wife during COVID-19! Do it at your own risk! Great view at the top and it’s worth the hike!

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Melissa Mershon
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So, I have a love/disappointment relationship with this trail. It’s beautiful, the trail and path up to the ledge feels like it’s right out of an encouraging poster you would have found in your 3rd grade teacher’s classroom. It has all the things we live in the PNW for, greenery, mossy boulders, tall trees, mountain views , and blue lakes. The PROBLEM lies in its popularity and the type of people this hike attracts. You’ll find graffiti on boulders, so much trash, loud chatty people, and you’re almost guaranteed to pass at least one person with loud music floating out of their pockets. Half the people seem to want to get out in the outdoors to enjoy nature in peace, the other half of the people seem to save up all of their loud conversing and gossiping for the mountain ledge. And as pushing people off mountains is frowned on in this polite PNW society, I have decided to relinquish this trail to the youngins’. It’s the Disneyland of trails, packed, loud, and expect a line at the top (once it’s opened again) to get a good seat for a view. (All of this was experienced on a Sunday afternoon with nice weather, it could be much better during the week or early mornings)

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austin snell
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Parking lot and trail are well maintained.

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Tapan Shah
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Tess W.
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Great hike. Starts fairly easily but gets harder due to incline. Definitely worth it for the fantastic view at the top. Highly recommend!

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Monica Crawford
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Awesome! Not many people and beautiful!!!

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Ryan McClintock
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I feel like every trail gets 4 stars that I review, not sure why? I digress. Yes, this is a closed trail, or maybe just a closed trailhead. There is a workaround, a small trail that leads to this trail and doesn't cross the fence at all, I'll keep it my local secret but Monday was SOO busy! I've hiked this trail a dozen times since COVID and never bumped into more than 1 or 2 people, mostly zero folks on trail. The holiday came with a ton of people going around the fence. I can't complain though, hike was great, quick, I carried 40 pounds, it sucked.

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Kayla Duford
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Crowded but it was a great hike with some really nice views at the end. Good hike for dogs!

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MIK£ W.
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HikingGreat!

Heavily trafficked during closure and nobody really regulating it, easy hike.

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Kath Tran
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Great hike. Slow incline. The view at the top is totally worth it. Sign says hike trail is closed, but there were a lot of people.

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ajay partap singh chhokar
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It was good hike!

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Evan Daikoku
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HikingClosed

Good day on trail for scofflaws

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Kiran Sagili
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Awesome view easy hike for beginners

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Suresh Mokana
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HikingClosed

Amazing GOD’s Creation. Stunning views and don’t miss Sunrise !!

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Erin Henley
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This trail is “closed”, but no one is really regulating it. I saw about 15 people on my way up and back. I had the very top ridge to myself. Apparently you can stop at a couple different places before the top and it’s very pretty, but there were people there so I just kept going another half of a mile. It really is worth it. Bring a victory soda for the top

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Sydney Whitaker
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Mario Daqson
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The trail had a bunch of closed signs and even a fence blocking the entrance of the actual trail lol but hey we went around and it was overgrown a bit, nature is cool! We got to top and it was nice and warm and best part was we were only group of people up there for like an hour! Lol hike overall is fun and 100% worth it! Drink plenty of water and highly recommend hiking this trail! Even with signs and a gate trying to stop you :D

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manasa kalburgi
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DeannaLynn Rubio
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Amazing Trail, it was tough at inclines but can get done with a good push and pauses

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Rachel N
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Beautiful hike, really enjoyed it in the rain. Saw 10 people on the trail.

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Camille Sylvester
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Great moderate trail. It’s a bit overgrown in a few areas because it hasn’t been taken care of in months due to the closer. There is a fence up that says it’s closed but you can walk around the fence to get in and hike. We took our chances and hiked it yesterday and there were very few hikers on the trail. The views at the top were amazing! One of my favorite hikes!

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