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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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Boulder River Waterfall Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked just to the second falls, about 1.5 miles in. This was our second hike and was perfect for beginners! Took our dog and she loved it. The trail goes from being a wide nice trail to sometimes just climbing over a few rocks with a little water. Not bad at all. Rather enjoyful. At the second waterfall there was a little room to sit, have a couple snacks and enjoy looking at the waterfall.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

Lots of options and great views. Easy for kids. I see a lot of people rate trails for based difficulty and not what it is. If you want an added adventure to to hike along Owens Beach to the homes on Day island and back. At times I have miss timed the tide and had to wade back or find a trail up hill and improvise my way back.

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Foothills Trail
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

Probably the best paved trail to ride a road bike. And they continue to extend and connect it.

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Chambers Creek Properties (Soundview + Grandview Trails)
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy paved trail around the golf course with beautiful views. You can go down to the beach. For out of towners it is a WA beach not a beach beach. Easy for kids.

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Clark's Creek Trail
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

I have started at both ends of Clarks Creek and Fruitland Elementary. The trail is nice. A lot of up and downs and different routes. It is shaded. It is easy for children.

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Mt. Si - Haystack scramble
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

I try to get as many of my friends to climb the haystack each time we go up. It is worth the climb. I would wait for anyone who is coming up or down to finish before you start. The climb is covered with lose rocks that less attentive hikers will knock down on you. So an obvious hazard.

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Mount Si Trail
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7 Completed 0 Reviews

Hiked Mount Si with about 13lbs in my pack. It was a struggle upwards with an incredibly beautiful view awaiting your arrival at the top. A must do!

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Mount Si Trail
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

We do this trail at least once a year. We love it so much we try to bring as many as people as possible. It is well shaded from the sun and light rain. It is a well maintained trail and very popular. I like to go at my own pace and reach the top between 1.5 and 1.75 hours. Most people in our group can do it close to 2 hours. This is going up. On the way down I find it easier to do a light jog to save time and use gravity to save energy. It is easy to turn an ankle if you choose to jog down so watch to ground carefully.

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Snowgrass Flats / Goat Lake Loop
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9 Completed 7 Reviews

The Snowgrass Flats hike, Trail 96 can be accessed from FR 21, 3 miles west of Packwood on Hwy 12. The trailhead is near Chambers Lake. Follow the Chambers Lake signs. This hike can be done as a loop and consists of two main trails. The Snowgrass Flats trail 96 and Goat Ridge Trail 95 (the trailhead is called Berry Patch) with the Lily Basin Trail 86 connecting the two near Goat Lake. FR 21 is a washboard road all the way to Chambers and Walupt Lakes and wide enough to handle 2 way traffic.

If starting at Snowgrass, when nearing Chambers Lake follow the sign to the trailhead. If starting at Berry Patch, continue straight passing the Snowgrass sign to the Berry Patch TH. Signs posted at the trailhead indicate this is the most popular hike in the Goat Rocks. "Expect to see at least a hundred people on the trail". And if you are going on a weekend, this is true. I went on a Saturday and parking at both trailheads was overflowing, spilling out on the road accessing the TH. You won't be hiking alone!

I did the loop counter-clockwise, as a day hike, by myself and added Hawkeye Point for a 14 mile loop that took me 9 hrs, 7.5 hrs not counting stops. I wanted to start from the Snowgrass TH and parked at the Berry Patch TH that way the car was close when done. A NW Forest Pass is required. After registering take the trail to the right accessing the Snowgrass trail in .6 miles which is level and the first 2.1 miles is pretty much level until you reach Goat Creek and the bridge crossing it. Shortly after the meadow it climbs for a bit. Soon you'll come to Bypass trail 97 with access to the PCT. Another access to the PCT is in .7 miles at the Snowgrass Flats Junction where Snowgrass trail 96 continues for another .8 miles. Some find this a shorter route when headed to the PCT.

After Bypass trail 97, the views start coming and don't stop. When you reach Snowgrass Flats they are constant. I continued onto Lily Basin Trail 86 to Goat Lake. And the views and wildflowers are breathtaking and gorgeous. Hiking this in season makes it even better with wildflowers ranging from blues, to purples, to reds, yellows and orange. Of course there was white.

There is much camping along the way in Snowgrass Flats, although some may not be seen. Most are well off the trail. Look for scramble trails heading to those. Most will have a fire ring. Fires are prohibited in and around Goat Lake. Look for signs.

Lily Basin Trails continues along a beautiful slope with a range of wildflowers, creeks and meadows. Follow it to Goat Lake. The lake was mostly frozen with ice on its northern end. And it's cold! Standing in it doesn't last long! There are places to camp and most were taken. There were about 10 tents setup and 25-40 people at the lake. Look for goats on the slopes above Goat Lake. Without binoculars, they are just white dots.

Leaving the lake I ran into the most beautiful display of Wildflowers I've ever seen, located on a slope of Hawkeye Point, but couldn't take a picture because my battery was dead. The junction of Lily Basin Trail 86 and Goat Ridge Trail 95 is a saddle. At that point anyone wanting to go up Hawkeye Point can do it from here. Plan on 1.5 hrs RT. Use caution when crossing a larger exposed snowfield. I would not want to slip in the wrong direction. The view from the point is 360 degrees and Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mount St. Helens and Lily Basin Trail 86 can be seen.

Jordan Basin is below the saddle on the west side of Goat Ridge, beautiful and nestled between Goat Ridge and an adjoining ridge. 5 Tents were setup and I'm sure one could find more sites. A great place to camp! Continue along the west slope of Goat Ridge for about a half mile and enter the forest where it will be your only view until the trailhead. This makes for a quick descent since there's nothing to look at. There are a few viewpoints along the way.

This is the single most picturesque hike I've been on and very populated. Expect to see people even on the weekdays and don't expect to hike alone! Take lots of pictures. Save your battery. Bring water and expect a long day if doing it as a day hike. But it’s well worth it!

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Snowgrass Flats / Goat Lake Loop
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9 Completed 7 Reviews

The Snowgrass Flats hike, Trail 96 can be accessed from FR 21, 3 miles west of Packwood on Hwy 12. The trailhead is near Chambers Lake. Follow the Chambers Lake signs. This hike can be done as a loop consisting of two main trails. The Snowgrass Flats trail 96 and Goat Ridge Trail 95 (the trailhead is called Berry Patch) with the Lily Basin Trail 86 connecting the two near Goat Lake. FR 21 is a washboard road all the way to Chambers and Walupt Lakes and wide enough to handle 2 way traffic.

If starting at Snowgrass, when nearing Chambers Lake, follow the sign to the trailhead. If starting at Berry Patch, continue straight passing the Snowgrass sign to the Berry Patch TH. Signs posted at the trailhead indicate this is the most popular hike in the Goat Rocks. "Expect to see at least a hundred people on the trail". And if you are going on a weekend, this is true. I went on a Saturday and parking at both trailheads was overflowing, spilling out on the road accessing the TH. You won't be hiking alone!

I did the loop counter-clockwise, by myself, as a day hike and added Hawkeye Point for a 14 mile loop that took me 9 hrs, 7.5 hrs not counting stops. I wanted to start from the Snowgrass TH and parked at the Berry Patch TH that way the car was close when done. A NW Forest Pass is required. After registering take the trail to the right accessing the Snowgrass trail in .6 miles which is level and the first 2.1 miles is pretty much level until you reach Goat Creek and the bridge crossing it. Shortly after the meadow it climbs for a bit. Soon you'll come to Bypass trail 97 with access to the PCT. Another access to the PCT is in .7 miles at the Snowgrass Flats Junction where Snowgrass trail 96 continues for another .8 miles. Some find this a shorter route when headed to the PCT.

After Bypass trail 97, the views start coming and don't stop. When you reach Snowgrass Flats they are constant. I continued onto Lily Basin Trail 86 to Goat Lake. And the views and wildflowers are breathtaking and gorgeous. Hiking this in season makes it even better with wildflowers ranging from blues, to purples, to reds, yellows and orange. Of course there was white.

There is much camping along the way in Snowgrass Flats, although some may not be seen. Most are well off the trail. Look for scramble trails heading to them. Most will have a fire ring. Fires are prohibited in and around Goat Lake. Look for signs.

Lily Basin Trails continues along a beautiful slope with a range of wildflowers, creeks and meadows. Follow it to Goat Lake. The lake was mostly frozen with ice on its northern end. And it's cold! Standing in it doesn't last long! There are places to camp and most were taken. There were about 10 tents setup and 25-40 people at the lake. Look for goats on the slopes above Goat Lake. Without binoculars, they are just white dots.

Leaving the lake I ran into the most beautiful display of Wildflowers I've ever seen, located on a slope of Hawkeye Point, but couldn't take a picture because my battery was dead. The junction of Lily Basin Trail 86 and Goat Ridge Trail 95 is a saddle. At that point anyone wanting to go up Hawkeye Point can do it from here. Plan on 1.5 hrs RT. Use caution when crossing a larger exposed snowfield. I would not want to slip in the wrong direction. The view from the point is 360 degrees and Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mount St. Helens and Lily Basin Trail 86 can be seen.

Jordan Basin is below the saddle on the west side of Goat Ridge, beautiful and nestled between Goat Ridge and an adjoining ridge. 5 Tents were setup and I'm sure one could find more sites. A great place to camp! Continue along the west slope of Goat Ridge for about a half mile and enter the forest where it will be your only view until the trailhead. This makes for a quick descent since there's nothing to look at. There are a few viewpoints along the way.

This is the single most picturesque hike I've been on and very populated. Expect to see people even on the weekdays and don't expect to hike alone! Take lots of pictures. Save your battery. Bring water and expect a long day if doing it as a day hike. But it’s well worth it!

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