Rattlesnake Mountain Grand Traverse


Frontcountry Trail Run - Rattlesnake Mountain Grand Traverse

Run to Rattlesnake Ledge the long way. An aesthetic traverse with peek-a-boo views of the valley and cool shady trails. Then, Bam! you're at a ledge with amazing views near sunset.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,950 ft
  • Pace: 20 min/mile uphill, 14 - 17 min/mile flats, 12 min/mile downhill

Rattlesnake lake parking lot at 6:00pm. We'll shove into as few cars as possible and start from the Snoqualmie Point Park trailhead.


We'll start at the Snoqualmie Point Park trailhead and run the trail system along the top of Rattlesnake Mountain. Plenty of peaks to bag along the way.

This is a moderate length run with a lot of elevation right in the middle of climbing season. Expect moderate paces and plenty of walking uphill. We'll try to keep moving the entire time since we have  a lot of ground to cover and are racing the sun. 


This trip will go, even if it's raining. Thunderstorms or near-freezing temperatures and rain will cancel.


All participants will need to abide by the Trail Runner Responsibility Code.


Rattlesnake Mountain Grand Traverse

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Headlamp
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
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