Rattlesnake Mountain (West)

Trip

Day Hike - Rattlesnake Mountain (West)

My annual Memorial Day hike to ascend the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail southeast from Snoqualmie Point as far as the Grand Prospect for a good workout and some great views on a fine day

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  • Moderate, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

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

Full directions to the meeting place will be emailed to all who sign up when registration closes on May 25 

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TRIP DESCRIPTION:

This hike will be co-led with Cheri Solien.

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

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.  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. Yaktrax or other traction devices could be an advantage near the summit if the snowpack lasts. A 9 miles round trip and 2,200 elevation gain.

This fairly strenuous hike will be led at a moderate pace, averaging 2 mph. 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

Full trip details will be sent to all who register soon after registration closes at 5 pm on May 25. In the interim, please direct questions to the trip leader Chris Ensor: ctrails@comcast.net

Route/Place

Rattlesnake Mountain (West)


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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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