Located in North Bend, this trail is 4 miles round trip with
an elevation gain of 1160ft. It is shady, except for at the top. It's very popular on weekends. Dogs are allowed and many people bring them. There are many port-a-potties at the trailhead,
although there are a couple in the parking area as well. To get to the trail,
there is a wide gravel path around the right side of the lake to get to
the trailhead, which is marked well. When you get to the ledge, be careful as
there is a drop off and people have been careless and fallen off. It's easy
to stay safe though, by not getting close to the edge. The rock ledge is a
pretty big area where one can sit, have a snack and enjoy the view.
Traveling on I-90 east, take Exit 32.
Turn right onto 436th Ave SE.
The road turns into Cedar Falls Road.
Continue on this road for about 2.5 miles.
There is a large sign for Rattlesnake Lake. Turn right.
There is no charge for parking and the lot is very big, although it
can still get full on a busy day.
Although rattlesnake is in the name of the hike, there are
no rattlesnakes here.