Day Hike - Rattlesnake First Ledge


Day Hike - Rattlesnake First Ledge

Very slow hike with frequent stops for those of us who find elevation gain difficult.

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,160 ft
  • Pace: 1 mph or slower with frequent stops

Meet at the Green Lake Park & Ride (65th St.) at 6:30am. We want to get to the trailhead early, before the parking lot fills and there are too many people on the trail. We will depart at 6:40am, carpooling to the trailhead.

I can take up to three people in my car. For this particular trip, round trip will be $20 divided by number of people in the car. Please have small bills if you plan to ride with me.

Other drivers - negotiate ride fee with whomever wishes to ride with you.

This is a very slow-paced hike with frequent stops for those who struggle with elevation gain, but still want to get a good view.

We will take our time to get to the ledge where we will relax, have a snack, take photos, then hike back to the trailhead.

Optional: Lunch at Triple XXX in Issaquah after the hike.



Rattlesnake Ledge

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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