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Rattlesnake Ridge Trail — Mar 30, 2014 — mikemahanay
Day hike
Issues: Blowdowns | Snow on trail
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An early start enabled us to beat all the crowds heading to Rattlesnake Ledge. Continuing up on the ...
An early start enabled us to beat all the crowds heading to Rattlesnake Ledge. Continuing up on the Ridge toward the East Peak towers we eventually encountered snow on the ground and lots of down trees. It must of been quite the windstorm. About half were cut and cleared already. It is good to see trail work being done so quickly! The snow was firm and fairly easy to walk on. Route finding was not a problem during daylight hours. We went past the second tower before turning around about mile 6.At this point we were once again out of the snow. It was only about 4 more miles to Snoqualmie Point. Because we started early this was a real wilderness hike with wind, rain, some snow coming down, and only seeing a handful of people past the ledge. It is also popular with trail runners. Returning to the Ledge our 2 mile return was filled with the usual dogs, kids, & people.
Highly recommended as an early season training hike!
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Rattlesnake Ridge Trail — Mar 22, 2014 — Meghan
Day hike
Issues: Water on trail | Snow on trail | No water source
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My boyfriend and I had been looking to go hiking since we're on our Spring Break and decided to go o...
My boyfriend and I had been looking to go hiking since we're on our Spring Break and decided to go on the Rattlesnake Ridge Trail and it was fantastic! I have asthma so of course walking the incline was difficult for me and I had to take breaks, but it wasn't that difficult of a trail. We went relatively early-- about 9:00am is when we started-- and we reached the top at about 10:45am, then we left there at about 11:15am and were back at the bottom a little before noon.

When we were there, there were plenty of people on the trail but overall it wasn't too busy, but as we were walking back down there were plenty more people, as well as plenty of dogs. Beware, plenty of people walk their dogs on these trails without leashes or just have their dogs there in general. We took my boyfriend's dog though and he had a blast! Also, bring water for yourself and your pups as there are no water stops on the way up or at the top.

As we were leaving the top we encountered many hikers headed up and the trail started to become rather crowded at certain points; however, most people displayed wonderful trail etiquette. Overall, this was a fantastic hike-- even for myself with my asthma-- and had fantastic views at the end!
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Rattlesnake Ridge Trail — Mar 18, 2014 — hmacleod3
Day hike
Issues: Blowdowns | Overgrown | Water on trail | Snow on trail
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Trail conditions made this 10.2 mile hike much more difficult then I believe it would be come summer...
Trail conditions made this 10.2 mile hike much more difficult then I believe it would be come summer time. There was approximately 4-5 feet of snow for about six miles of the hike. Because the trail obviously had not been hiked recently the trail was difficult to see at times. Plus four feet of loose snow is tough going for six or so miles.

There were also a huge amount of blown down trees. These along with the deep snow made this hike take about 6.5 hours. We parked one vehicle at the Rattlesnake Lake parking then drove the second vehicle to the trail head at Snoqualmie Point.

A few small complaints. One if you start from the east and head west to the Ledge areas you will run into tons of foot traffic. I'm usually not easily annoyed but other less experienced hikers, believing that all should be able to enjoy our great trails. But after hiking for 5 or 6 hours, your last bit of the hike is very frustrating.

Overall a fun adventure that I will defiantly do again come summer time.
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Rattlesnake Ridge Trail — Jul 07, 2013 — DevNZach
Day hike
Features: Wildflowers blooming
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All uphill, the trail was well maintained and easy to fallow, though. View was incredible! Sheer ro...
All uphill, the trail was well maintained and easy to fallow, though.
View was incredible! Sheer rock cliff at the top.
Very popular - if your looking for solitude this is NOT the place. The trail was so crowded we had to stop walking at times.

I would go again, maybe on a less crowded day, like a weekday.
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Rattlesnake Ridge Trail — Jun 30, 2013 — flyinhawaiian84
Day hike
Issues: No water source
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Recent sunny hot weather so trails are dry and clear. Lots of trees and shade to keep you cool. I...
Recent sunny hot weather so trails are dry and clear. Lots of trees and shade to keep you cool. If you have kids, stay FAR back from the top (there's a cliff, one wrong step and it's game over). This place looks really busy. We went at the end of the day so there was lots of free parking.
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Snoqualmie Pass -- North Bend Area

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