Try out this 8.5-kilometer out-and-back track in North Bend, Washington. It takes an average of 3 hours and 4 minutes to finish this moderately difficult route. Because this is a popular hiking region, you will most likely come across other people while exploring. The route is available all year and is a great place to come at any time. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.
The journey up to the Rattlesnake Ledges is a popular summer hiking trail, located about 30 minutes from downtown Bellevue and less than an hour from Seattle. This walk not only offers spectacular views from Rattlesnake Ridge, but it also leads to a wonderful park. Many visitors come to appreciate the
Lake during the summer. Because no motorboats or fishing are permitted on the lake, it is a perfect place for kayakers and swimmers.
The Rattlesnake Ledge Trail begins near the parking lot on the lake's north side. You'll wound your way up the mountain until you reach the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail. You'll start at the lowest ledge. Mount Si and Mount Washington may both be seen from here. You'll soon reach the Middle Ledge and finally the Upper Ledge. Although there is less elevation gain on this trip than on some of Washington's other classic climbs, the route to the top of the Rattlesnake Ledges has all the amazing vistas you could want.
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This hike, like many others in the area, can be very different in the winter. If you travel between October and May, you'll need spikes, snowshoes, and hiking boots. poles. Do not attempt in the winter unless you have prior expertise trekking in snowy, icy conditions. You can extend your hike along the ridge of Rattlesnake Mountain for a full-day excursion. Visitors interested in exploring the park's greater trail network will find many connecting trails inside the Rattlesnake Ridge parking area. When exiting the parking lot, look for the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. This is an excellent trail for a short hike or bike ride. Over 35 miles of converted railroad to trail, the trail begins south of Rattlesnake Lake and goes up to Duval.