Rattlesnake Mountain (West)


Day Hike - Rattlesnake Mountain

A 9 mile round trip hike up Rattlesnake Mountain to our destination of Grand Prospect View Point.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • Pace: 2+

North Bend area

7:00 a.m Meet-Up at Snoqualmie Trail Head Parking Lot

Snoqualmie Point; Winery Road, Exit 27 off of I-90

This parking lots gets crowded with mountain bikers so the plan is to arrive early  while there are still parking spots available.


Our trail follows the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail southeast from Snoqualmie Point to Grand Prospect 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

This is a 9 miles round trip hike with 2,200 in elevation gain.

This hike will be led at  a moderate pace averaging 2+ mph.  My pace is not a good fit for an unconditioned hiker,  someone who hikes slowly (less than 2 mph) or real fast.  If you have any concerns about your ability to cope with the distance, elevation gain and pace, please contact the me via email at csolien@gmail.com.

Our first stop will be at Stan's Overlook, about 2.5 miles in (elev. 2100').  From there we should be able to see Mt. Si and the Snoqualmie Valley.  We will reach our turn-round point at Grand Prospect at about 4.9 miles.  This precipice is due south of the town of North Bend.  After we eat lunch, we will return by the same route.

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

A Hello Hiker Letter will be sent out a few days before Saturday, July 3.


Rattlesnake Mountain (West)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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