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Rattlesnake Ledge

North Bend, Washington

based on 25 reviews



5.46 miles

Elevation Gain

2096 ft

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Added by Scott Kranz

Take a gradual ascent through a lush forest to enjoy stunning views from the top of Rattlesnake Ledge.

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.

But it’s not just the summit that’s wonderful - you’ll spend the entirety of your gradual ~3-mile ascent enveloped by lush fir trees, ferns, and mossy boulders. You’ll feel like you're walking through a magical forest.

When you've completed the hike, head over to the lake and reward yourself with a cool dip! The trail can get crowded on summer weekends, so try and get there early. During the winter, trekking poles and crampons may be necessary. Be cautious along the Ridge.

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Rattlesnake Ledge Reviews

Go early because it gets very crowded, especially on the weekends. But this was a great hike, very little effort for an awesome reward at the top! Definitely worth hiking!! 10/10 would go again.

Amazing view! Went on Monday at noon with a good flow of traffic. About 30 people at the top. Reminds me of Stawamus Chief.

I like short hikes with big payoffs. This is it! Only thing less than 5 stars is the crowds, but once you get to the ledge you'll know why. When I go again, I will probably try to beat the crowds by going at sunrise. Amazing.

I am completely appalled and ashamed of the amount of trash that is found on this hike; trash the ENTIRE way up to the ledge. It's very important for everyone to be sure to take care of the trail if we want it to be available for future generations to enjoy. The hike was easy and clear the whole way up. I went up on a Monday and there were still a bunch of people, someone mentioned that the Seattle School District was on break, which makes sense since a majority of the groups were with kids. Great view and a perfect "real hike" for first time hikers; go slow, lots of breaks, and drink plenty of water.

Rattlesnake Ledge, with Mt. Si and Poo Poo Point are likely the three most popular hikes for Seattlelites and visitors. There close enough and not strenuous enough that most anyone can complete it. That being said, Rattlesnake is the shortest of the three and offers a great view so it gets super packed on weekends. I'm talking about not having any solitude at all. It's a bit better during the week but you'll still run into a lot of people. The view at the ledge is great, especially when the lake isn't dry like it was last summer. I had a great time win my dog. It's a great beginning of season hike to get back into shape for longer hikes.

I hiked to Rattlesnake Ledge today. The hike was great and the ledge offered amazing views but the trail was super crowded.

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