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Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 13 January 2014
Distance: 4 miles roundtrip
Hiking Time: 1 hrs
Elevation Gain: 1,160 ft
High Point: 2,078 ft
Trailhead Pass: No Pass or Permit Required
GPS Coordinates: N 47° 27.5000, W 121° 48.3667
Rattelesnake Leadge hike 11Description

Rattlesnake Ridge which is also called Rattlesnake Ledge or Rattlesnake Mountain is a mountain ridge that is located south of North Bend. It is a monolithic block of rock which is also the highest of the Issaquah Alps. This ridge towers over Rattlesnake Lake and the Snoqualmie River.

Rattlesnake Ridge Trail is a popular trail which is also is great for families with kids. It is situated in a half an hour drive from Bellevue or in a less than hour drive from Seattle. Rattlesnake Ridge trail is a hiking trail, no bikes are allowed. The path is considered to be pretty moderate, but it offers great panoramic views all along the way. 

Here visitors will enjoy not only the views of Rattlesnake Ridge, but also the great park, the lake and the streaming waters of the river. Many tourists come here in summer to enjoy the rest by the lake. It should be noted that fishing and motorboats are not allowed. It’s a great place just for kayaking and swimming.

The entire trail is very beautiful, along the way hikers will enjoy tall trees, singing of the birds and different animals. Once the top is reached the view that opens is great. You will be able to see great Mountain Si, the Cedar River watershed and peaks of Snoqualmie Pass and unspoilt forest.

If you want to continue your hiking trip, you may find several connecting trails. Hikers may hike along the Ridge on the East Peak trail or take the Snoqualmie Valley Trail as soon as you leave the parking area. 


Take I-90 east and take Exit 32 (436th Avenue SE) just past the exits to North Bend. Turn right of the exit, heading south on 436th Ave SE which turns into Cedar Falls Road. Travel about three miles following the signs to Rattlesnake Lake.


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Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Information: Marina Petrova

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