Rattlesnake Mountain (West)


Day Hike - Grand Prospect

This is a Backpacking conditioner dayhike to Grand Prospect!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft

Meet at the TH at 9:00 a.m.

From I-90, take Exit 27 and turn right.  Arrive at Snoqualmie Point Park, a large day-use parking lot on the right, in about a half mile.

This is a backpacking conditioner hike.  It is intended for those that want to start training for backpacking with a little  heavier pack, but all are welcome!  The pace however will reflect the additional weight, and most likely will be on the slow side of moderate.  

This hike has a gentle ascent, perfect for a steady moderate conditioner!  I'll be carrying around 25 lbs, which will include containers of water that can be easily dumped at Grand Prospect, before the downhill return.  So, if interested, please join me in training for summer backpacking! 

Rattlesnake Mountain (West)

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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