CHS 1 Hike - Stan's Overlook

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Stan's Overlook

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph). 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 views of Snoqualmie valley and Mt Si.

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  • Moderate, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,050 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meeting time: 9:00 AM at the trailhead for the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail  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 is required.

The trail grade rises fairly uniformly at about 550 ft/mile for the 2 miles up to the Overlook.  Only a small section (less than 3%) is shared with Mountain bikers. When hiked the fourth week of March, the trail tread was in good shape overall with an occasional tree root protruding and a few mud spots, but no significant mudholes.  There is a privy at the trailhead, but it was closed due to Covid-19 restrictions in place at that time.


Rattlesnake Mountain (West)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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