Rattlesnake Mountain (West)


Day Hike - Stan's Overlook

Hike through a mixed deciduous and old growth forest on the northwest side of Rattlesnake Mountain to a viewpoint overlooking the town of Snoqualmie, with a nice new picnic table where we have our trail lunch.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,020 ft

Meet at 10 AM at the trailhead, near the restroom in the parking lot for the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail, near Snoqualmie Point Park.  To get there, go east on I-90 to Exit 27.  Turn right at the end of the exit and follow the road to a right turn shortly before reaching Snoqualmie Point Park.  A Discover Pass must be displayed by each car at the trailhead parking lot.

This is a popular easy early season hike, close to home, that takes you on the first leg of the hike across Rattlesnake Mountain to Rattlesnake Lake on the east end.   The nice view at our lunch stop makes the hike worthwhile.  There is a restroom at the trailhead, but not on our hiking route.


Rattlesnake Mountain (West)

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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