Hike: Rattlesnake Ledge to East Peak and back
Where: Rattlesnake Lake
Duration: 3 hours and 58 minutes roundtrip
Length: 1.9 miles up to Rattlesnake Ledge, 2.4 miles from Rattlesnake Ledge to East Peak, one way.
Fitbit Steps: Approximately 27,000
CamelBak Aventura Hydration Pack,
REI Sahara Convertible Pants,
Ahnu Women’s Montara Waterproof Boot,
ExOfficio BugsAway Adventure Hat, UNIQLO Airism men’s v-neck (check out my review of this here)
Cost of Parking: Free!
Rattlesnake Ledge is a fun, short little hike with an elevation gain of 1,175 feet in a short 1.9 miles. The huffing and puffing all the way to the top is worth it though. The views of Rattlesnake Lake, Mt. Si, and the surrounding greenery is unbeatable.
The trail consists of steep switchbacks under the shady cover of tall evergreens. Even on hot days, the hike is not unbearable.