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Ravensdale, Washington

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  • Black Diamond, Washington

    Hike Franklin Ghost Town

    Visited here in August and the water was possibly the coldest I've ever swam in. A great half-day trip as the hikes are easy and the spots are quick to get to. The falls are located just to side of the road with a couple of different places to park. There's a $5 or $10 entrance/parking fee. A gre...
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  • 33317 Southeast Green River Gorge Road, Washington

    Explore the Green River Gorge

    3.5
    The Franklin Ghost Town trailhead is just a large muddy lot, surrounded by no trespassing signs. When you pull in you will see signs for a $5 day use fee, just fill out the form and drop it in the box. There are two trails that leave the lot, one heads down to the river and is probably a mile rou...
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  • Ravensdale, Washington

    Whitewater Raft the Green River Gorge

    5.0
    The Green River Gorge is one of the best whitewater options within an hour of the Seattle area. This beautiful scenic rocky gorge offers 14 miles of class III-IV whitewater and lots of great play spots for rafters and kayakers. This section of river is often boated in the late fall, winter, and s...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Rattlesnake Ledge

    3.9
    5.46 mi / 2096 ft gain
    If you’re looking for a fairly easy hike with a great view from the top, the hike to Rattlesnake Ledge is just for you. The Ledge is located on the eastern end of Rattlesnake Ridge, and is the perfect spot to enjoy panoramic views of Rattlesnake Lake, the Cascades, Mt. Si, and Snoqualmie Pass. B...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Snowy Hike to Rattlesnake Ledge

    4.5
    4 mi / 1160 ft gain
    The trail to Rattlesnake Ledge is one of the busiest in Washington. Usually, a Saturday or Sunday is a no go for a lot of avid hikers due to the crowds. Adding a little snow and cold diminishes the crowds nicely. While it is no secret, this hike is popular for a reason. The 2 miles it takes t...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Rattlesnake Lake

    5.0
    Being only a 10 minute drive off the 90, this Lake is often overlooked by the popular Rattlesnake Ledge hike right above. Take exit 32 from the 90E onto 436th SE Ave and continue onto Cedar Falls Rd SE and continue for about 3 miles. At this point, a parking lot will be on your right that is both...
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  • Issaquah, Washington

    Poo Poo Point

    4.4
    6.57 mi / 1880 ft gain
    The Poo Poo Point trail is a great option for beautiful forest and great views only about 20 minutes outside of Seattle. The longer and less steep of the two routes to Poo Poo Point, this trail leaves from the Issaquah High School (the shorter and steeper Chirico Trail leaves from the paragliding...
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  • Renton, Washington

    Far County Falls via Licorice Fern Trail

    4.2
    4.25 mi / 801 ft gain
    From Seattle, take the I-90 E to exit 15. Make a right on 17th Ave. This street will later become Renton/Issaquah Rd. Drive about four miles then turn right on to May Valley Rd. Make a sharp right onto SE 112th St. This street will soon turn into 169th Ave SE as it turns left. The trailhead is ri...
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  • Issaquah, Washington

    West Tiger #3 (Cable Line Trail)

    5.0
    4.76 mi / 2051 ft gain
    If you're looking for something with low-grade steepness, you're not going to find it here. Gaining over 2,000' in under 2 miles to the summit, this isn't for the faint of heart.  The trail exists because of a buried cable, which has since been exposed and which you can see near the top of the t...
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  • Snoqualmie, Washington

    Hike Rattlesnake Mountain

    4.0
    The Rattlesnake Mountain Trail is often associated with Rattlesnake Ledge, one of the busiest hiking destinations around. But most people don't know that you can continue on from Rattlesnake Ledge another 10 miles to Snoqualmie Point Park. Using the Snoqualmie Point Trailhead, this hike is a wo...
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  • Snoqualmie, Washington

    Rattlesnake Mountain Traverse Run

    21.1 mi
    To Snoqualmie Point Park, from Seattle take I-90 east to Exit 27. At the end of the off-ramp, go right and follow the road to the end. Go through the gate on the right to enter the trail head To Rattlesnake Lake: From take I-90 to Exit 32. Go south on 436th Ave. SE, turning into Cedar Falls Rd...
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  • Issaquah, Washington

    Spend a Night at TreeHouse Point

    4.8
    This is one of the most magical and romantic places on the planet to get a good night's rest. You'll find that words will escape you when it comes to describing how this place makes you feel. With the Raging River as a backdrop, the powerful white noise will put you into one of the deepest sleeps...
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  • Bellevue, Washington

    Anti-Aircraft Peak Loop

    4.5
    3.53 mi / 436 ft gain
    Head up the road about .75 miles and take a left onto the Klondike Swamp Trail (well-singed). Stay on Klondike for a mile before taking a left onto Lost Beagle Trail. From here the trail climbs uphill and wraps around the edge of the park, offering views of the surrounding area. Hop on Shangri-La...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Little Si

    3.6
    4.01 mi / 1250 ft gain
    Little Si, neighbor to the bigger Mount Si is a decent hike for beginners and families with younger children. It is 4.7 miles round trip (including Boulder Garden Loop - 1.5 miles) gaining 1300ft in elevation - Discover Pass required. This trail is very popular, so if you want seclusion avoid thi...
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  • Bellevue, Washington

    Coal Creek Falls via Red Town Trailhead

    4.0
    2.29 mi / 518 ft gain
    The popular trailhead is located in the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park. There is a veritable maze of trails and trailheads here so it is helpful to bring along a map of the area. A trail map for Cougar Mountain can be found on kingcounty.gov. From the trailhead veer left following the Re...
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  • Bellevue, Washington

    Coal Creek Trail

    4.0
    5.55 mi / 545 ft gain
    This trail takes you through Coal Creek park and follows the creek along the trail with minimal elevation gain. This trail can also be accessed from the northern end of the park if that's a more convenient drive. For the lower parking lot, park at the Red Town lot (exit 13 off I-90) and cross the...
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Camping and Lodging in Ravensdale

Tinkham Campground
North Bend, Washington

Tinkham Campground

Middle Fork Campground
North Bend, Washington

Middle Fork Campground

Denny Creek Campground
North Bend, Washington

Denny Creek Campground

The Dalles Campground
Enumclaw, Washington

The Dalles Campground

Silver Springs Campground
Enumclaw, Washington

Silver Springs Campground

East Kachess Group Site
Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

East Kachess Group Site

Guides, Insights and Stories from Ravensdale

Why Sunrise Is the Best Time to Explore Rattlesnake Ledge

Why Sunrise Is the Best Time to Explore Rattlesnake Ledge

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Rattlesnake Lake: A Hidden Gem in Plain Sight

Rattlesnake Lake: A Hidden Gem in Plain Sight

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The Best Women’s Gear for Seattle Peak Bagging

The Best Women’s Gear for Seattle Peak Bagging

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Weekend Warrior: 72 Hours In Seattle, WA

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The 20 Best Campsites near Seattle

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