Mountaineers Thanksgiving Day hike across Rattlesnake Mountain. Dinner at the Keg in Factoria afterwards.
Participants include Nicole Hansen (leader), Jodie Framke, David Coate, Lisa Ni, Bill Borom, Thao Phan, and Ronald Chase.
- 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.
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.
10.84 miles, 2960 ft. gain, 6 hrs 18 min.