Cedar River Watershed Education Center & Rattlesnake Lake


Day Hike - Christmas Lake

Short (couple hours) trip to explore nature and hopefully find/photograph some woodpeckers! Trip will be cancelled if bad weather forecast.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Tue, Dec 25, 2018
  • Seattle Hiking Committee
  • Exploring Nature, Photography, Day Hiking
  • Youth, Families, Adults
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 1.0
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft

Meet 900am at Rattlesnake Lake parking lot. 

From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 32 for 436th Avenue SE. Turn right onto 436th Avenue SE, also signed as Cedar Falls Road SE. Proceed about four miles down the road to the Rattlesnake Lake parking lot on the right.



Bring binoculars and camera!


Cedar River Watershed Education Center & Rattlesnake Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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