CHS 2 Hike - Rattlesnake Mountain Grand Traverse

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Rattlesnake Mountain Grand Traverse

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,520 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

We will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail Parking Lot located next to Snoqualmie Point Park at 37580 Winery Road, Snoqualmie, WA 98065.  To reach the trailhead parking lot, take I-90 east to Exit 27.  At the end of the off-ramp, go right and follow the road to the end.  Go through the gate on the right to reach the trailhead.

Note that this hike involves a car shuttle, meaning that we will all meet at the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail parking lot, then carpool to the Rattlesnake Lake parking area on the Eastside of Rattlesnake Mountain.  We will leave enough vehicles at the Rattlesnake Mountain trailhead so that we can retrieve the remaining autos from the Rattlesnake Lake trailhead at the end of the hike.

You will need a Discover Pass to park at the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail parking lot.

Join me for an exceptional day of hiking as we traverse the entire length of Rattlesnake Mountain, enjoying fantastic views out over the Snoqualmie Valley, Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe, North Bend, and oh so much more.  Along the way, we will admire the handiwork of crews from the Washington Conservation Corps, EarthCorps, and the Washington Trails Association, who worked thousands of hours to create this stellar trail system.

The map for this hike is Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain No. 205S.


Rattlesnake Mountain Grand Traverse

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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