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Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

MODERATE 1,518 reviews

Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a 6.6 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
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1988 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
5 days ago

Took my Aussie up for Black Friday #optoutside and it was unbelievably crowded... but it was a great hike with a good view. Super easy and enjoyable hike. My dog loved it and the attention for all the people!

hiking
6 days ago

Easy trail markings and clear paths. Good for families and friends who's in for an adventure. View at the top is absolutely incredible. I'd definitely do it again. I went during summer and fall during day/noon times and the scenery was still beautiful.

hiking
9 days ago

Really nice trail, heavily trafficked but so close to Seattle it's a must for a quick hike with nice views.

I got there around 5 AM to watch to sunrise at 7:42AM. Bring a flashlight! And use this map to find it. You do not have to pay for it. I spent about 40 mins getting lost before even entering the trail. It was wonderful. The big ledge is about 15-20 mins from the first real view. MAHALO, S

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Not quite sure if it's 6.6 miles out and back, the trail head says 1.9 miles when entering the trail.
1.9 miles up, 1.9 miles down. Approximately 4 miles out and back!

Keep going to the top! Beautiful view that does feature a lake!

Even on a rainy day. 

5 stars for the 2 times that I've been.

hiking
23 days ago

half an hour drive to this trail with exquisite view from the upper ledge. Perfect!

hiking
23 days ago

Had planned to do Rattlesnake Ledge for a while, unfortunately chose a very wet day to hike it. Constant rain, trail in excellent (though muddy) condition, and on the ledge nothing but mist and clouds. Still, a good workout and promise to return in better weather :)

27 days ago

Perfect length and great reward at the top.

We went around 9am on a Sunday and not crowded.

I would love to go back.

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike and view at the top is STELLAR. Easy to moderate. But overall, most bang for you buck in terms of length and difficulty of trail/ for be elevation you reach!

28 days ago

Easy and very fun hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail. I read online somewhere else that this trail was rated easy, it's definitely more moderate. It was a beautiful hike with gorgeous views. If you're not an avid hiker or not in shape, just be warned you'll probably need to stop a bit on the way up as it can get steep. It's so worth it for the views though once at the top.

We read that it was snowing and icy on the trail two days ago so we were worried but got lucky and it was only muddy.

Many people had dogs and some with kids. I would come back!

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect short/moderate hike outside of Seattle! The views were outstanding. We went early on a weekday and had little to no company on the trail which was nice.

Nice graduated hike. Breathtaking views at the ledge.

1 month ago

Nice easy hike. Lots of people.

1 month ago

This hike is filled with people. You’re stuck behind people going up and going down no matter what. View is nice but I’d rather enjoy it on my own then with 80+ people

hiking
1 month ago

We completed this hike last Sunday. It rained the entire time, torrential at some points. Once at the top, we were treated to a cloudy (but visible) view of Rattlesnake Lake. The colors right now are amazing—so much orange. This is a narrow trail, so if you bring your dog (like we did), make sure to keep them leashed. We were surprised to see many dogs off-leash, as well as many dogs lunge toward ours with barred teeth. A reminder that even though your unleashed dog may be “friendly,” you don’t know about others.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome 2 ish mile hike up to ledge. Heavily trafficked :/ have option to keep going 2.4 miles to other point or 8.3 miles to snoqualmie point. Beautiful lake at the bottom. Boys loved it.

Good hike. Amazing view.

hiking
2 months ago

Very crowded, but the view is nice. I would recommend going farther up the trail for a better view!!

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