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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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Rattlesnake Ledge
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Not easy, but a beautiful hike. Lots of people and dogs. Nicely groomed trails. Breathe taking views on top. Not recommended if you're out of shape or have small children.

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Mailbox Peak Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

I did this back in June of 2012. Here's my review. Just now posting.

Hiked up Mailbox Peak today.
I'm pretty sure Mailbox Peak located just outside of North Bend is possibly the worst hike I've ever done. The parking lot is small with facilities, the trail access is not clearly marked and the trail is horrible. Not to mention the real kicker, it's over 4000ft elevation gain in 2.5 miles. Only insane people like me and other idiots I met on the trail even consider this a reasonable way to spend free time on a weekend.
The first part of the trail is a gravel road which is nicely graded. It's about a half mile walk to the actual trail head. Here the "trail" and I use that term very loosely starts it's horrific climb straight up the mountain. The first half mile of the trail is the worst. There is mud everywhere. I liken it to some sadistic Army training drill, except I didn't half to crawl in it. Not only way it very muddy, it is steep. After the first half miles the trail improves, most likely because reasonable human beings come to their senses and say "What the hell am I doing here?"
The rest of the trip is almost as bad as the first. It's steep and brutal all the way up. It was quite possibly the longest 2.5 miles in my life. The summit constantly feels within reach and yet each new bend in the trail reveals more trail and more climbing.
The summit is something to behold. It's perhaps one of the greatest cases of irony I've ever seen. A single mailbox mounted on a post at the summit as if to say "Who dares deliver mail here?". I'm fairly certain I'm going to write a letter and address it "1 Mailbox Peak, North Bend, WA" just to see what happens.
The way down is worse than the way up. All the muscles pain garnered from the climb up is now complimented by bone jarring joint pain on the way down from navigating the steep grade. I'm pretty sure I discovered a new level of pain: level 11 on the way down. About halfway down it started to pour down rain making a horrible outing absolutely unbearable. I ended up running the last 1/2 mile back to the car.
Had to stop at Starbucks in North Bend to change out of my wet clothes because I was so drenched. Due to it's popularity and abundance of idiots on the trail, I will probably not do this one again unless it's a weekday.

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Twin Falls Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Took my two young kids on this hike on Saturday and it was just about right for them. The trail is washed out after the Bench viewpoint which is at 3/4 mile. The trail is barricaded off after this at this point but I saw multiple parties going around the barrier and saw people up near the bridge so it can't be that bad. The best part of this hike is the multiple areas to stop along the river with kids. On this rainy day, we had very little company and so the trail wasn't too crowded and we pretty much had the spots along the river to ourselves. This is definitely a rainy day hike. During the summer I won't come near this place due to throngs of people & idiots with dumb dogs who don't know how to behave but it's a great winter & spring hike.

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Kamikaze/Teneriffe Falls
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this hike. It was jam packed at the parking lot which is understandable given that we had a sunny 64 degrees day in January and also because I got there at peak time (just after noon). The trail is an old railroad grade for about the first mile and then has a clearly marked turn off to the right. The next mile of the trail is also pretty nice. It's wide in a lot of spots but it definitely starts to climb steeper as soon as you get to the stream. The last mile of the trail is very rocky and has a lot of switchbacks. There are several places where you think you have gotten to the falls, but don't be fooled. You will know the real falls when you see them. I made it to the upper falls in just over an hour and then had to find a spot along that area to stop and eat lunch. To me, this was the biggest detractor of this hike. There are lots of great places to stop leading up to the falls, but it's standing room only at the falls and it get's crowded fast. I ended up scaling some boulders and eating on a ledge just to escape the madness. The other big detractor is the tiny parking lot with no facilities. Not sure how in the world a hike this popular doesn't have a larger parking lot and a toilet at the trailhead. Makes me wonder what my $30 for the Discover Pass is really being used for.

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Anti-Aircraft Peak Trail
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25 Completed 8 Reviews

Went on my first trail run here. The trails are a little muddy right now, but otherwise well maintained. This trail head has a nice parking area, and on a clear day, views of the water.

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Goat Lake Trail
by carolyn z

14 Completed 1 Reviews

Went up the Upper Elliot found it easy and not much to see but a few little waterfalls and many different trees. The lake was nice and mostly frozen over. Mud and water in areas of the trail.

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Goat Lake Trail
by carolyn z

14 Completed 1 Reviews

Went up the Upper Elliot found it easy and not much to see but a few little waterfalls and many different trees. The lake was nice and mostly frozen over. Mud and water in areas of the trail.

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Cherry Creek Falls Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice day on the trail. My dogs really enjoyed it. No signs that I saw, but plenty of trails going everywhere. However we stayed on the main. Parking is on the street and could be a problem. Very clean, fun day.

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Mount Si Trail
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26 Completed 26 Reviews

Very nice trail! Lots of nice people out and about as well. Definitely go early if you're like me and walk fast, but are too shy to want to pass everyone haha.

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Mount Ellinor Trail
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26 Completed 26 Reviews

This is an amazing trail. Perfect for a short day hike. The trail itself is very unique and well maintained. The views from the top are out of this world!

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