Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

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Rattlesnake Ledge Trail 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.

Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,469 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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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2 days ago

UPDATE: The Cedar River Watershed Education Center, Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area, and Rattlesnake Ledge Trail in North Bend are now all OPEN. The gravel road leading to the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail has standing water, 6” at the deepest point, so expect your feet to get wet.

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washed out
3 days ago

The Rattlesnake Ledge Trail remains closed due to flooding. We will post notice here once the water recedes and we are able to reopen the trail. The Cedar River Watershed Education Center and the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area (including the park and parking lot) in North Bend are now open.

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washed out
14 days ago

NOTICE – The Cedar River Watershed Education Center and the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area (including the parking lot, the park and the Rattlesnake Ledge trail) in North Bend remain closed until further notice due to flooding. We will post a message when conditions change.

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washed out
17 days ago

“UPDATE - Access to the Rattlesnake Ledge trailhead in North Bend will be closed until further notice due to rising waters blocking a safe passage. We’ll be sure to share when we know the trail is once again safe to access.” Seattle Public Utilities- Cedar River Watershed Staff

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washed out
18 days ago

ADVISORY: Due to heavy rain and snow, the path leading to the Rattlesnake Ledge Trailhead in North Bend is flooded. If you decide to hike the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail, please use caution as wading will be required to access the trail. 2/5/2020

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20 days ago

Very nice views! A few inches of snow and some mud but no need for spikes.

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snow
21 days ago

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rocky
21 days ago

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21 days ago

Great, quick hike! Beautiful views up top

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21 days ago

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21 days ago

22 days ago

Suuuuper windy when you get up top but such a beautiful view. Little foggy and a little wet, some muddy spots and some little creeks running through the trail. Definitely bring some boots!

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muddy
22 days ago

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24 days ago

Little steep at times but overall a great trail. Muddy in some spots but easy to get around and a great view once reaching the ledge

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24 days ago

My roommate and I took a trip to Seattle for a few days and decided to spend one day hiking. It was fantastic! I’m not exactly fit, so I didn’t think I could make it to the top. When I did, it was the best feeling!

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28 days ago

This trail is easily a strong moderate hike! Lol. But I’m old and practically crippled but it was EPIC!!

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muddy
28 days ago

Spectacular views from the lookout as the clouds parted, the sun was out, and a rainbow was visible.

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28 days ago

The trail was in great shape and the weather was nice. It rained a bit, hailed for a moment, but was mostly sunny. We even got a rainbow at the top.

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muddy
29 days ago

Quick hike to a nice viewpoint from what we could see. Little cloudy.

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muddy
29 days ago

Conditions are fine. A little wet and muddy, nothing a good pair of boots can’t handle.

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30 days ago

nice easy hike

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washed out
1 month ago

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