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Rattlesnake Ledge

North Bend, Washington

based on 25 reviews



5.46 miles

Elevation Gain

2096 ft

Route Type



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

Easy hike ending a beautiful overlook. I made the wise choice to go on a week day and didn't have to deal with overcrowding. If you can make that happen with your schedule, I suggest it!

Easy parking (in the fall/ winter) and an amazing view...if there's a little crowd it is totally worth it

The views from Rattlesnake Ledge are amazing. Because there is no pass required for this trail it is extremely busy. Most of these people are not regular hikers and do not abide by any sort of edict. There also tend to be a number of trail runners so be aware. Few people continue on to East Peak so you can continue 2.4 miles for some solitude if you'd like. My suggestion is to go early or during the week, avoid weekends especially as the weather gets nice in the summer time.

Went on a busy saturday morning. Parked on the street since lot was full. Didn't seem to be a problem. Was definitely crowded with everyone and their cousin, but the view is great. Was raining lightly for part of the hike, but that didn't take away from it at all.

Such a beautiful hike!

I can't even count how many times I've done this hike. Great for a rainy day. Don't expect it to be without crowds though, even on rainy days.

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