Day Hike - Rattlesnake Mountain, East Peak


Day Hike - Rattlesnake Mountain, East Peak

A great winter hike which may require some snow travel with micro-spikes. Lots of views of the Snoqualmie Valley and the mountains beyond from the long Rattlesnake Ridge as we hike through beautiful forests passing by Stan's Overlook, Grand Prospect and to our final destination and turnaround point of East Peak. See leader notes below.

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  • Moderate, Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,420 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,500 ft

Snoqualmie Point/Rattlesnake Parking Lot     8am     Discover Pass Required

From I-90 eastbound, take Exit 27 and turn right on Winery Road.  Go just under a half mile and turn right into the Snoqualmie Point Park and the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail parking lot.  Park in the upper parking lot.

COVID -19   Following the Mountaineer’s protocol all hikers are required to have face masks and hand sanitizer.  We will wear masks when at the trailhead, stopping on the trail and when passing other hikers or being passed.  Also, we need to social distance at 6 feet the best that we can and all are encouraged to wear masks as much as possible. 

The Mountaineers do not recommend carpooling with anyone outside your household at this time.

ROUTE:  This is an out and back hike starting at the Snoqualmie Point trailhead hiking to our destination of East Peak.  It’s not a difficult trail but I'm calling it challenging due to the length plus there may be some snow to contend with.

The pace will be moderate at 2-2.25 mph and we will stop at the lookout points (Stan’s Overlook, Grand Prospect and East Peak).  Otherwise, just minimal breaks as needed and we will keep the group together.

Micro-spikes will be required and I’ll send an email the day before the hike with expected weather and trail conditions.

This hike will be a go even if intermittent light rain, drizzle, fog, etc. but will be rescheduled if the weather becomes extreme.  


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
  • Microspikes
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