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Sunrise at Rattlesnake Ledge

North Bend, Washington

Details

Distance

4 miles

Elevation Gain

1160 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Austin Johnson

Easy, beautiful spot to catch a sunrise in the good 'ole PNW

During the day, Rattlesnake ledge is one of the most popular hikes within the one hour of Seattle. This means that the parking lot as well as the road leading to the trailhead is full of cars. If you hate crowds like this, then this is the time for you to go.

You want to arrive roughly 1.5 hours before you expect the sun to rise. It can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an 1.5 hrs to get to the top. The trail is well used which allows for smooth sailing all the way to the top. Once at the top you will encounter a rocky ledge which is the best place to view the sunrise from. Be careful here because there is a cliff edge and it is a long fall. There is also a large opening which is easy to jump over or walk around. 

At the top, you have views of Rattlesnake lake below, and Chester Morse lake to the southeast as well as many other mountains such as Mt. Washington, Mailbox Peak, and Mt. Si. 

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