Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

MODERATE 2,120 reviews

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 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
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,469 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

moderate hike worth the view at the top.
hiked it with my kids on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't very busy (must have been a perfect time to go).
5 year old daughter did the trail easy up and back.
8 year old son complained the whole way (but he complains about everything).
spent time by the water after watching some hawks fish, one of them caught one. it was cool.

walking
2 days ago

Nice climb up to a decent view. A popular place! Parking was okay, but the trail and viewpoint was crowded. Lots of dogs which partly made up for the lots of people. Still, a nice, moderate hike not far from the city.

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome view good work out!

trail running
4 days ago

Very crowded but good bang for your buck - quick out and back that can take less than 2 hours. Great view from the top!

5 days ago

Beautiful view when you get to the top. Definitely worth the hike.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

I love this hike, but prefer to do it during the week (early) as it gets very, very busy! I never get tired of the view from the ledge.

7 days ago

Easy trail. Plenty of parking today at 930AM. Variety of hikers. Lots of people (as is the case with the influx of people to Seattle). Outstanding view.

hiking
7 days ago

Not scenic until you reach the top. Good hike and the view at the top is worth it, but there are much better hiking destinations in Washington.

hiking
8 days ago

Such a great hike with incredible views at the top!

9 days ago

HEAVY TRAFFIC!!! A lot of people on this hike and a lot of novice hikers so be cautious, but pretty easy accent couple steep switch backs but all in all took an hour up and an hour down at slow easy pace! Would recommend for dates or just a quick day hike.

10 days ago

Very beautiful view at the top!❤️

hiking
10 days ago

Easy hike with way too many people. The trail was swarming with people at 7:20am on a Wednesday morning.

hiking
11 days ago

This was my boyfriend & I’s first hike & it couldn’t have been more perfect. A moderate steep uphill hike to the beautiful breathtaking top! Some parts of the trail is tricky as this is mostly wooded & you are climbing over tree stumps and rocks- but for the most part- easy. The trail is roomy and clean. I TOTALLY recommend swimming in the lake after as it isn’t too crowded. A beautiful day hike and then a refreshing swim in the crystal clear river! Definitely doing this one again. ❤️

11 days ago

Awesome hike but it is very crowded and we hardly found parking spot. We came on Sunday.

hiking
12 days ago

Solid hike that was moderately difficult. Take breaks if you need to pace yourself but otherwise this isn’t a very challenging hike for some solid views that make it worthwhile.

12 days ago

Awesome hike, Awesome views of the lake. I will definitely come again!

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike and awesome views. A bit rocky in places so make sure you have good footwear. Dropping one star because it was so popular and very busy (but, we went at about 1pm). There’s a lake nearby that’s awesome. Again, it’s really busy so get there early because parking fills up fast!

hiking
14 days ago

Because it’s an easy hike, it’s very crowded. I was there at 7:00 AM and there was a good amount of people on trail.

14 days ago

Went there during the week after work, it’s an easy hike but was too crowded

15 days ago

One of my favorite hikes. Hiked it two years ago and had to stop often. Now I’m more in shape it’s a lot easier. Good for first time hikers. The view is amazing. Be careful of the cliff some kid sadly passed away from falling off of it.

backpacking
19 days ago

One of the best view I’ve seen once you reach the top, it’s worth every incline and steps you take.

hiking
19 days ago

Awesome views! One of my favorite hikes in WA!

20 days ago

Beautiful views!

21 days ago

Is this 5.1 Miles total or 5 Miles in and 5 Miles out?

hiking
23 days ago

Good moderate hike. Got there early and avoided the crowds and the heat.

25 days ago

I’ve done rattlesnake twice now, and I’m sure it’s one that I’ll frequent often. I love it, it’s always challenging no matter my fitness level because the elevation hits me the hardest here than any other hike I’ve been on. So if that’s something that gets to you, be prepared! The views are always spectacular, even when it was raining.

25 days ago

Incredible view. A bit busier than I’d like, but worth it.

hiking
25 days ago

Amazing hike. Tired at points because I’m not fit but worth the view. There is some crowd at the top but you take turns in taking pictures. Make sure to get there early. I hiked down around 11 am on Sunday, May 27th and there were huge crowds barely going up.

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful views. Challenging but not overly difficult. Too crowded during peak hours.

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