Rattlesnake Mountain (West)


Day Hike - Rattlesnake Mountain (West)

Ascend the Rattlesnake Ridge Trail southeast from Snoqualmie Point as far as the East Peak.

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,420 ft

8:30 am at Snoqualmie Point Park, off I-90 exit 27.

Full directions to the meeting place will be emailed to all who register

 Our trail follows the Rattlesnake Mountain Ridge Trail southeast from Snoqualmie Point to the East Peak and back along a mix of new and old growth forest with some open spaces on a clearly marked well maintained trail with great views on a fine day.

As described by WTA in: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/seasonal-hikes/hikes-of-the-week/rattlesnake-mountain-trail?searchterm=rattlesnake+mountain

the first nice viewpoint is Stan's Overlook, about 2.5 miles in (elev. 2100').  From there we should be able to see Mt. Si and the Snoqualmie Valley.  Next up is Grand Prospect at about 4.9 miles.  This precipice is due south of the town of North Bend.  At six miles and 3500 feet is the high point of East Peak - great views abound from here! After we eat lunch, the hike will return by the same route.

This fairly strenuous hike will be led at a moderate pace. If you have any concerns about your ability to cope with the distance, elevation gain and pace, please contact the leader.

A WA State Discover Pass is required for all vehicles parked at Snoqualmie Point



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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