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Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

MODERATE 2,016 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.

4 hours ago

great trail with amazing views

17 hours ago

Great :)

1 day ago

Overrated

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike up to a spectacular view of rattlesnake lake. This was a little heart pumper going up, however completely manageable. We got there on a Monday around 10:30am and there was plenty of parking.

3 days ago

If your a beginner, don't do this. Not to mention it's already over crowded. This is not a starter. Do some easier hikes then do this one. It will be worth it!

4 days ago

it was an easy trail to the top. you will see the sign of a teen who passed away by falling from the cliff. so one thing to be noted: please be aware and conscious. the view from the top was blocked as it was cloudy. but worth a try for its nearness to the city of redmond

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike. Gorgeous views. My grandkids loved playing in the lake. We will definitely do it again.

hiking
4 days ago

We arrived at the trailhead at 8:40am today. We find a parking spot in the parking lot. The trail was not very busy when we hike. The view at the top was stunning! It’s a relatively easy trail in my opinion, not so much as moderate. When we hike down, the amount of people gets larger and we feel fortunate to start early.

hiking
5 days ago

Started the trail at 830 am to avoid a lot of the crowd but it was still pretty packed at that time of day (probably because it’s a weekend). Moderate hike to Rattlesnake ledge and the view was definitely worth it! We continued on to Eastridge (I think that’s what it was called) which is 2.4 miles up from Rattlesnake ledge. There is a great view if Mt Si from the top with a bench to enjoy the view.

5 days ago

I went a couple months ago on a Monday afternoon and it was still crazy busy! The view is beautiful and the hike up was very scenic.

hiking
8 days ago

such a great experience!! This place was my first mountain hike ever. Seeing those kinds of beautiful view made me so much interested doing mountain hiking. It inspired me alot and that I won’t never forget this place. After I went here last 2 months ago, I started to do more hiking trails and discover myself that i love hiking.

hiking
8 days ago

Gets steep at the top but the overall hike itself is easy and doable. For the hike, the views at the top are breathtaking. Recommend hike for all Seattlelites and visitors to the area

hiking
9 days ago

this was my very first hike. I made some mistakes. if you are going with more experienced hikers distribute the weight of bags thoughtfully. I had a backpack and it was way too heavy it made the experience way more hard than it needed to be. Learned a lesson! Also might wanna go with someone patient and helpful if you are a beginner. I had to stop a lot. Also remember to stretch! The view tho. so beautiful

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked this trail a couple days ago, on Friday afternoon. New trail to me, and a bit out of shape, but felt like this hike was a good workout with a reward at the top!
Be prepared for a steady incline that gets your heart rate up, and know that this is a popular trail...lots of people and traffic... do your best to follow hiker etiquette!
It's a long way to the top, but you'll definitely be rewarded for your hard work when you see the views! Love that the lake is there, too...great spot for a family day with multiple things to do and see. Will be visiting again, for sure!

hiking
11 days ago

Use the directions through this app to get there because I’ve had friends directed to a different place when they looked up the location. Parking is free! The lake at the bottom of the trail is so beautiful. It looks even better once you’ve reached the top. This hike is as busy as everyone says it is. Sadly, people leave their trash around, like pistachio shells, gum, etc.

11 days ago

Not a bad hike but a lot of people at the top. I’d recommend going before 8am if you want to avoid the crowds.

hiking
11 days ago

The trail itself is kind of boring. It's a nice forest and all, but it's a bit monotonous, not to mention, very busy and you may have to park quite a ways away. there's also no views until literally the very, very end of the trail.. not even a glimpse. the view at the end though IS stunning, but gd it people, don't play music on trails and stay to the right when you can.

hiking
12 days ago

It was beautiful at the top but get there before 7. Very busy and most people there have zero trail etiquette

12 days ago

This was my second hike. Hard, but rewarding when you got to the top.

hiking
12 days ago

enjoyed the hike, the view from the ledge is beautiful, although crowded. we chose to hike the extra half mile to the east ledge which we had to our selves for a peaceful snack break.

Hike #3 ✓

hiking
12 days ago

The lake view from the ledge is very rewarding.

hiking
13 days ago

This trail was a good work out! Getting to the top and over looking the cliff is breath taking!

13 days ago

Enjoy the hike Spring2017

13 days ago

Hiked it this morning. Disappointing change to the trail over the last year. Park walking path over-groomed type of trail now. Heavy heavy traffic, with zero trail edicate; stay to the right and uphill has right of way!! More like a crowded mall or tour bus was dump on a walking path. Will not do this one again.

15 days ago

Super awesome hike, but very very heavily trafficked. When you reach the first lookout it can be hard to find somewhere to settle down for a minute and enjoy the view with all the people. However we continued up a tiny bit further and the higher lookout is equally as beautiful and we had it to ourselves.

16 days ago

Did this hike for the first time today, and it was gorgeous♥️♥️the view was simply amazing!!! I did mailbox peak for my first hike, and this being my second hike it was way way way easier. It’s rated as moderate and I feel it was more on the easier side. There was some good incline for a tiny bit, but also lots of flat ground as well. The cliff is really steep so be careful and wear good shoes. It was pretty busy when we went to, but I would for sure do it again. Gorgeous water!!!

16 days ago

well groomed, great view, but lots of people

hiking
17 days ago

I hiked this trail on Sunday, 07/01/2018. There was ample parking available at 8:00 when I arrived which is rare according to many accounts I have read, though it was cloudy and raining lightly.

This hike is absolutely beautiful and fairly easy. Only about 5 miles round-trip which I completed in a couple of hours.

Another plus is that it doesn't require a permit!

hiking
17 days ago

Great for first time hikers! A little challenge with great pay off.

hiking
19 days ago

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