Day Hike - Rattlesnake Mountain (East)

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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, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,517 ft
  • Pace: Moderate pace, average 2 mph moving speed

Rattlesnake Lake parking lot, 3 miles from I-90 east Exit 32  ready to hike at 8:45 am.

Full directions and carpool options will be send to all who register as soon as registration closes on June 13.

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TRIP DESCRIPTION:

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 2,500 ft, elevation gain and 9 miles round trip. It will be taken at a moderated pace (average about 2 mph). A high standard of fitness and stamina is required.

Full trip information will be send by email to all who register as soon as sign-up closes at 5 pm on June 13.

Route/Place

Rattlesnake Mountain (East)


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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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