East Peak via Rattlesnake Mountain Trail
3 reviews Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area #9 hike out of 14 in
5 hrs 3 min
This is a difficult one way trail in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area.
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This is a really popular hike, but what can I say? I just don't love it... Yes, it has beautiful views from various lookout points, but I just don't appreciate it as much as the other super popular hikes in the area (Little Si, for example, that has such gorgeous woods). If you're looking for something not too hard, with nice views and not far from the city, this isn't a bad choice. I do like that there's a lake at the bottom for swimming... I don't love the quantity of people, who seem to be more squished together at the viewpoints than on other trails. That said, if you continue further up, you'll have more space to yourself.★ ★ ★
PNWRich: Rattlesnake Ridge Traverse
Night time traverse of the ridge a few days after some heavy snowfall. We were able to boot it most of the way but donned snowshoes for a couple of miles. There were some slight navigation challenges in the middle when there was no tracked snow but nothing serious.