Rattlesnake Grand Traverse – 01-25-2014

Private hike across Rattlesnake mountain. Another beautiful day – rare for January in the northwest.

Participants include Nicole Hansen (leader), Tom Davis and Lisa Grayson.

Rattlesnake Grand Traverse – 01-25-2014 (Fullscreen Slideshow)

References:

  • Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain/Upper Snoqualmie Valley No. 205S.
  • Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region, by Dan A. Nelson and Alan L. Bauer, No. 20 Rattlesnake Ledge

You won’t find better views anywhere else this close to Seattle. Rattlesnake Ledge is a monolithic block of rock on the eastern end of Rattlesnake Ridge, towering high over the cool waters of Rattlesnake Lake and the Snoqualmie River valley.

Driving Directions
From Seattle drive 32 miles east on I-90 to exit 32 (436th Avenue SE). Turn right (south) on 436th Avenue SE (Cedar Falls Road SE) and drive about 4 miles to the well-developed Rattlesnake Lake parking area on the right.
Trailhead GPS coordinates (47.4335,-121.7675)
Discover Pass required.

Hiking Stats:
10.7 miles, 2950 ft. gain, 5 hrs 45 min.

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