Day Hike - Rattlesnake Ledge


Day Hike - Rattlesnake Ledge

A Casual Hike Up To Rattlesnake Ledge

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,160 ft

Meet 07:30am by the walking trail gate near the north end of the main parking lot.  If heading East on I-90, take North Bend Exit 32, turn right and head up hill a few miles to Rattlesnake Lake. Once you pull into recreation area parking lot, the small overflow lot will be on your right and the larger parking lot will be a little further inside and to the left. The meeting place is at the walk-in gate just past the overflow lot.  Please be on-time.

This is a great hike for newer hikers wanting to build their fitness for bigger hikes. It involves a decent but gradual elevation gain, has big reward views at the top, and is not a huge time commitment for the day. The  pace will be very casual (slower) and will most likely involve stopping a few times along the way to accommodate the slowest hiker.  A basic to intermediate fitness level is a good idea because hiking uphill for almost 2 miles is hard for those not accustomed to it.  Feel free to bring a camera to capture the magnificent views.


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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