Rattlesnake Ledge

18 reviews #1 hike out of 31 in
4.3 mi
Distance
2 hrs 7 min
Time
terrain
1,117 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

Rattlesnake Ledge is a popular trail in the Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area, taking hikers from Rattlesnake Lake to fantastic viewpoints on the cliff faces far above. With a little legwork through lovely second growth forest, hikers are rewarded with stellar views of the valley below, Rattlesnake Lake, Mount Si, Mount Washington and others via a Lion King's “pride rock” moment. This is a great hike for beginners, who can reward themselves with a cool swim in the lake.

Getting Started

Rattlesnake Ledge is only 45 minutes east of Seattle up I-90, traffic permitting. The parking lot is large, and the trailhead (just northwest of the parking lot) can be a bit hard to find amongst the cars and parking loops for first-timers. Walk back up to the entrance of the parking lot and cross the street, and you'll see signs for the trailhead, which goes along the north shore of the lake before ascending the mountain through lush woods and boulders.

The trail gets busy, so either start early, late, or mid-week to beat the crowds.

No entrance or parking fees.

Taking Children

Rattlesnake Ledge is a popular trail with children, but due to the sheer drop-offs, monitor children closely at the viewpoints and approach with caution.


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    1 year, 2 months ago
    Fun short hike not to much elevation and an awesome view
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    1 year, 2 months ago
    Hiked on a Friday. This is a very nice hike as others have noted but be prepared for lots of people on the trail and perhaps dozens at the ledge many with music playing. I prefer a quieter hike with less people.
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    1 year, 6 months ago
    Visited on Monday 4/22/19. Ample parking. It was moderately busy. Saw a kayaker fishing. Took a break in hiking to eat lunch by a tree next to the lake and I soaked my feet in the water for a bit. Beautiful area and lots of hiking options. After hiked rattlesnake ledge. Lots of people on this trail. I'd call this hike easy to moderate. Hiked 4.8 miles, 1211 elevation gain, 3hrs16mins hiking time. Hiked only to the first ledge. Did this trail after we had hiked Mt. Si via Teneriffe road trail. Porta potties at trailhead were the most clean. Vaulted toilets were smelly, it was also later in the day when we started. Had about 10 or 15 minutes on the ledge and then the rain started and it was getting socked in fast.
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Solohiker35 1 year, 6 months ago
Rattlesnake Ledge 4/22/19 1:59:49 PM
4/22/19 Rattle Snake Ledge, WA 4.8 miles, 1211 elevation gain, 3hrs16mins hiking time. With maryann
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