Rattlesnake Mountain (East)


Day Hike - Rattlesnake Mountain (East)

Hike from Rattlesnake Lake up and past Rattlesnake Ridge to the highest point East Peak.

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

Rattlesnake Lake Trailhead at 9 am. Directions will be sent to those who register 2 days before.

Starting at Rattlesnake Lake we will hike up to Rattlesnake Ridge. We will enjoy the view and continue up to East Peak, the highest point of the Mountain. There we will have lunch and return by the same route.

This is a strenuous hike of 2,600 ft, elevation gain and 8 miles round trip. It will be taken at a moderated pace. A high standard of fitness and stamina is required.


Rattlesnake Mountain (East)

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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