Best Trails in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area

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Want to find the best trails in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area for an adventurous hike or a family trip? AllTrails has 4 great hiking trails, biking trails, running trails and more. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. Ready for your next hike or bike ride? Explore one of 1 easy hiking trails in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area that are great for the whole family. Looking for a more strenuous hike? We've got you covered, with trails ranging from 12 to 907 meters in elevation gain. Whatever you have planned for the day, you can find the perfect trail for your next trip to Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area.
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Map of trails in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area, Washington
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749 hectares
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206-375-3558
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Top trails (4)
Rattlesnake Ledge Trail
#1 - Rattlesnake Ledge Trail
Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area
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Length: 8.5 km • Est. 3h 7m
Located only a short 30 minute drive from downtown Bellevue and less than an hour away from Seattle, the climb up to the Rattlesnake Ledges is a very popular hiking trail in the summer months. Not only does this trail provide great panoramic views from atop Rattlesnake Ridge, but there is also a great park located below. Many people come to enjoy the lake in the warmer months. There are no motorboats or fishing allowed on the lake, making it an ideal destination for kayakers and swimmers. The Rattlesnake Ledge Trail leaves from the parking lot on the north side of the lake. You’ll wind your way up the mountain and eventually meet up with the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail. First, you’ll come to the lower ledge. Here, you’ll have fantastic views of Mount Si and Mount Washington. Shortly after, you’ll come to the Middle Ledge and then the Upper Ledge. Although this hike features relatively less elevation gain than some of Washington’s other iconic climbs, the journey to the top of the Rattlesnake Ledges has all the great views you could hope for. At the end of this route, you can choose to continue along the ridge of Rattlesnake Mountain for a full-day hike. Visitors looking to explore the park’s larger trail network can also find several connecting trails within the Rattlesnake Ridge parking area. You can find the Snoqualmie Valley Trail when leaving the parking area. This is a great trail if you’re looking for an easy hike or bike ride. The trail starts south of Rattlesnake Lake and continues up to Duval, over 35 miles of converted railroad to trail.Show more
Rattlesnake Mountain Trail to East Peak
#2 - Rattlesnake Mountain Trail to East Peak
Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area
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Length: 19.2 km • Est. 6h 48m
Rattlesnake Ledges to East Peak
#3 - Rattlesnake Ledges to East Peak
Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area
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Length: 14.5 km • Est. 5h 28m
Rattlesnake Lake Trail
#4 - Rattlesnake Lake Trail
Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area
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Length: 2.3 km • Est. 35m