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Rattlesnake Ledge

North Bend, WA

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Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Go early in the morning!

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Rodney and Hardy Falls
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13 Completed 5 Reviews

While glamping over at Cascade Locks, we hiked up to Rodney and Hardy Falls. What a lovely treat! The climb got the heart going, but wasn't too strenuous. The path was well-groomed and clearly marked. Great view of the Columbia on your way up to the falls. When we hit the Hardy Falls viewpoint, we actually went down and then hiked up the river to the footbridge. I usually stay on the trails, so I felt like a real rebel! After getting back up onto the trail, we went up to the Pool of the Winds. I thought this was incredibly awesome... almost magical. A quick hike with a gem at the top! Highly recommended.

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Granite Mountain Trail
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40 Completed 25 Reviews

Everything you might have heard about this hike is true. It's hard. The first mile is a nice walk in the woods. Mile 2-3 is intense as you climb through the forest. The last mile is more insane than intense. All of it is worth every step. Once the rocks begin you are treated to an unexpected visual feast as you round the backside and ascend to the lookout. Be sure to take some side trails to look at the lakes on the north side. The lookout happened to be open when I arrived. There is supposed to be a volunteer ranger there on the weekends. The view is amazing as you'd expect. The massive granite slabs at the top are unlike anything I've seen. They are relatively simple to navigate, so have some fun exploring. I'd give this a five-star if it weren't for the incessant drone of I-90. Maybe if I visited in the summer when the flowers are in bloom I wouldn't have even noticed. There are seed pods everywhere.

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Green Mountain
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful view at the top, it is a scramble up & down. We drove down the Middle Fork, parked on the right just before the first bridge. The trail is on the other side of the bridge to your left. This is a day hike.

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Dorothy Lake Trail
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19 Completed 13 Reviews

Great day hike where if you are ambitious enough can do 4 lakes in one day! Fairly easy hike to Dorothy, and with a little more effort, on to Bear and Deer, then Snoqualmie. Bear and Deer sit so close together that if you happen to miss the trail down to Bear it can look like they are both the same lake. Just beyond Deer is Snoqualmie, which looks deceptively close, but the trail takes its time getting you down there. There are plenty of camp sites and at least one pit toilet for every lake along the way.

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Cape Horn Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail has some great views, but I didn't enjoy having to do the last mile or so on a road. Pretty anti-climactic.Also, as other reviewers have already stated, good footwear is important due to the shale switchbacks. I wore tennis shoes and I really should have had hiking boots.

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Colchuck Lake
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Awesome challenging hike, but the lake is more than rewarding. I will most definitely be doing it again!

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Lake Caroline and Windy Pass
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Not quite what I was expecting. I didn't make it all the way up to Windy Pass, but instead camped at Lake Caroline. I personally (just a personal opinion) will not make the hike again. It was very difficult with gear and felt never ending. I was a tad unimpressed with the lake. It seemed like more of a pond to me..

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Murhut Falls Trail
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8 Completed 5 Reviews

Lots to explore. Beautiful waterfalls

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Murhut Falls Trail
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8 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a beautiful hike. Good short hike but a lot to explore!

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Iron Peak Trail #1399
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90 Completed 52 Reviews

Saturday 9-29-2014: My wife and I joined our group to hike Iron Peak Trail. The weather was ideal. We left the trailhead at 10 am and reached the saddle by noon gaining 2200 feet in 3 miles. Here we turned south to follow boot path on the ridge line to reach Iron Peak summit. The view improved as we go up. The view at the top was 360 degrees. We signed the register. Mt. Stuart was dominating the view to the north and Mt. Rainier was clear far to the south. We were able to see many other summits. It was a great hike except for horse droppings in the lower portion of the trail. We did not see many other hikers despite it was a sunny Saturday.

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