Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

MODERATE 1,610 reviews

Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a 5.3 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.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail, some packed snow and ice towards the top of the trail so spikes helped, especially on the way down. Loved the views!

hiking
4 days ago

Fantastic views. A walkable trail to the ledge makes this accessible to everyone.

hiking
5 days ago

Did this trail last week. A good first solo hike for me and the furball. Bonus? It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day :) Beautiful views. A bit crowded though for my liking.

hiking
6 days ago

Great trail, amazing views from the ledge and super family friendly

hiking
9 days ago

At the trailhead by 5am. Hiked to the middle ridge and watched the sunrise. Leash your dog at the top just to be safe. Epic morning and an all around great hike!

9 days ago

amazing. all up hill so take your time.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful View. Crowded get there early for parking. Don't need hiking boots even, running shoes will be just fine. Trail is so well groomed we found it a bit boring. The creek at the beginning was the only issue at the start about 2 to 3 inches deep.

12 days ago

Trail was well maintained and a perfect distance and incline

hiking
12 days ago

There was water at the trailhead, so had to take a detour. Overall very nice, weather was good. Enjoyed it very much.

12 days ago

Easy peasy nice morning hike before the crowds get there!

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike! Got there at 6 am to make the sunrise. Start of trail was flooded by the creek. Waterproof shoes were very helpful. Hardly anybody on the trail that early.

hiking
13 days ago

Excellent weather today. Got there @ 8am. Creek was flowing over the path at the start of the trail. About an inch deep. No problem for those with waterproof hiking boots. No snow. A few muddy spots along the trail. Else quite dry. Not too many people at the ledge at 9:15am. The valley was all clouds. But the montain tops across the valley were visible. They had patches of snow.

hiking
19 days ago

It's a fun trail, just be prepared for the weather .

hiking
24 days ago

Nice weather, nice trail:)

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail. Moderate difficulty. Nothing much to see on the trail. But once get on top, the view is so beautiful and breathtaking! Highly recommended.

hiking
26 days ago

I’ve done this trail numerous times. I think it is perfect for a first timer whom never been hiking before. It’s about an hour from Seattle and offers a wonderful view from the city. Which is why this is one of the busiest hiking trail in Northbend. I took a couple of friends from Ohio to show them what the PNW is about. They are hooked had a great time and is yearning for more of the PNW.!

hiking
1 month ago

Always a great hike to do again! We thought it was going to rain but we seemed to get to the top and back and missed the rain that day - always dramatic views and great spot to train for other hikes. Lots of people on the trail enjoying this popular spot.

1 month ago

I’ve done this hike many times and I have reviewed it once before- however, I went today 1/20/18, and it was the best experience on this trail I’ve had. Started out very rainy and cold but the trail was clear of any impassable run offs or standing water. Once I got to the ledge it was all snowy. I ended up unpacking my microspikes so I could get a better view safely. Was gorgeous and since I went early enough, the ledge wasn’t packed like it normally is on a later spring morning.

hiking
1 month ago

This is such an awesome hike! Only took about an hour to get to the ledge and I was going at a pretty leisurely pace. The trail continues on up the mountain if you’re looking for a longer hike. The trails are very well maintained and the view at the ledge is amazing, especially for how quick the hike is. There were a lot of people on the trail when I went this morning. There isn’t any snow right now until you reach the ledge, and there isn’t a ton even at that point. It’s very accessible.

1 month ago

We went to rattlesnake ledge and east peak earlier today, most part of the trail is pretty dry, a lot of people, the views are great!At the east peak, it's a bit of windy, but definitely worth it.

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