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Rattlesnake Mountain Trail to East Peak is a 11.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 11.9 mi Elevation gain 2,975 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Snowshoeing Running Forest Lake Views Muddy Snow
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Getting There

Large, well maintained parking lot and restrooms.

Take exit 27 from I-90 and head south to the parking lot and trail head.

Weather
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Daylight
Reviews (272)
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Recordings (225)
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Jennifer Jones
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Hiking

Good trail for a bit of a challenge. Forest most of the way, which is pleasant but not especially scenic. A couple of overlooks along the way, but clouds obscured them for the most part today. Had the trail to myself most of the time, which is surprising for a Sunday. Good hike when there’s less than perfect weather, since there aren’t that many people and you’re not missing much in the way of views!

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Gavin Pendleton
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Sky Flame
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Hiking

Not everything signs on All Trail App is correct, some signs misguide, such as “Wind Lansing” , “East Peak” with camera label on the map.

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a w
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Hiking

Sunday: Very lightly trafficked. Good exercise. Moderate difficulty. Heavy morning fog which made great photos. Not very scenic, but fun!

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Claudia Mosey
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Hiking

Not too hard, but good incline going up. Not the greatest views

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Tim Burke
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Azaion d
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Mountain bikingGreat!
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Anwesha Pan
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Hiking

This is one of our favorite trails. There is quite an elevation but that spectacular view of the lake from the top

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Zendell F
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Hiking

The hike is heavily covered so it is great to do even when sunny out. The view at the top is beautiful, but definitely not a SUPER picturesque hike. Would I recommend hiking Rattlesnake? Not as a first recommendation, but maybe a 3rd.

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Trey Harden
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Running

Not too busy for a Sunday morning, but still a good amount of people. Mostly runners in the morning with some groups. Between Prospect & East Peak I didn't see anyone. Kind of muddy in the middle section, but not too bad to run. As for running, it's a nice trail with manageable climb. 3 hours and 15 min to complete the out and back. Fast hike up, run down.

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Yongmin Hu
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HikingMuddy

Very quiet, only met 4 ppl on the entire trial. Drizzling, refreshing, lush green

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Yongmin Hu
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HikingMuddy

Refreshing green, quiet, not steep

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Jake Sandberg
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Trail is in pretty good shape. All of the blowdowns are taken care of but it is quite muddy. Only saw just a handful of people today. Most I believe we're out mountain biking.

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Erin Spitler
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Hiking

So I thought there would be a big rush today because the weather is so good. I started 8:30am. For hiking I did the whole 11.9 miles and saw a total of 3 people going up and 7 going down. It was magnificent!!! Not great summit views, but nice clear views of Mt Rainer on the way up. Dry, no snow, no mud. Great day!! Lots of MTB park here but you don’t see or hear them after 200 meters.

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Greg Kroleski
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Running

Great trail and not a soul on it

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Matt Grinnell
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Hiking

Very nice. Long but not too steep. No snow at top

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Seth Kasky
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Lele Fuamatu
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Hiking

Howdy yall, Made plan this morning to take a trip to Rattlesnake Ledge exit 32 unfortunately the neighbors there are not fond of us outsider. cones and Go home sign gosh the hospitality lol anyway if your planning to go there it CLOSE your welcome. Dont get discouraged my fellow trail hunters instead head out and go to exit 27 and make a right take the trail from Rattlesnakes Mtn trail it will take you to the Ledge. Its took me 3hrs 27 min its was worth it. Talk about a hike the scenic is Breathtaking and guess what I'm the only HUMAN here. Happy trail yall oh and on that note please pick up your trash Please and Thank yall

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Antwan Wilmont
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J LA
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packed crampons after reading reviews. not a bad idea to have when coming down. Plenty of blown down trees above snow line. Based on difference in snow compaction, suspect most people turned back rather then climb over and under fallen trees. Sank in the snow to the knees in many places. Snowshoes woulda been a great idea. Perfect challenge for the day.

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Jamie Turner
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Use spikes! There is snow if you go up to Grand Prospect so be ready!!!

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Shea Harris
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Sun in the forecast...OK!! Trail from parking lot to just beyond Stan’s is great. Only a few muddy spots to navigate. Hit snow around the 3 mi mark (as you approach the little foot bridge on the way to Grand Prospect. Deeper snow as you approach GP lookout but it’s pretty packed down. We brought spikes but didn’t need them. As you leave GP towards East Peak/clearing, you come upon lots of blow downs. We navigated over/under the first few and then noticed footprints that headed up the side off trail. We followed up and found the service road. Looking back towards the trail, you can see lots of downed trees that would’ve been a struggle to navigate (pic included). If you wanna go through to the clearing to get the view of Rainier you can but you’ll have to get up and over to the service road, bypassing the last little section of the trail. Unsure of trail conditions from here to East Peak/the Ledge. SOOOO needed those views of the Cascades (Glacier Peak was out!) and then Rainier from the clearing. As we headed down the fog was lifting on both the south and north side of the ridge so we felt fortunate to had seen it all.

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