Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a 8.9 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.
dogs on leash
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.
Awsome hike! During the week it isn't so crowded
Great even on a gloomy day. Super popular hike so get here early!
I grew up a couple miles from the lake, we used to ride our bikes to the lake and hike the ridge at least once a week during the summer. It is a wonderful hike with beautiful views. Also the lake at the bottom makes for a great swim once you get back down, I recommend swimming out to the rock and taking a few jumps off! Unfortunately now it is so crowded and over used. Good luck finding parking, get there super early to get a spot in the lot
Consistently steep terrain with few variation points. Highly populated on a wednesday morning. Very strong winds at the ledge.
First time here. Hit the trail at 6, to see sunrise at 7:11 on this bright blue day. Saw very few people on the way up. Trail is wet in areas, but easily manageable. No snow. 2 trees across trail. 1 easy to step over, the other easy to duck under. Steady incline the 2 miles up to the ledge. Chilly up top. Ice in spots on ledge. Quickly became crowded with people and dogs. Lots of dogs barking/fighting, taking away from the tranquility. Beautiful view. Happy to cross this one off my list, but not in any hurry to revisit, due to popularity and congestion going down. Can't imagine how packed it must be in summer.
Perfect short hike for a sunny day, especially when you need a hike close to the city. It's really convenient because no pass is needed for parking and I feel safe parking there when climbing Rattlesnake Ledge or biking the John Wayne trail. Views on a sunny day are awesome and worth the 50 minute climb up.
Anyone know if theres snow on this trail! Planning on hiking it Sunday!
One of my favorites in rain, snow, or sunshine!!
Fun family friendly trail with amazing view!
The view was totally worth the hike. We went in January so the traffic wasn't bad, and there were two spots of ice that meant crawling on all fours to get passed. Very fun and very picturesque.
very easy hike, beautiful views!!