Rattlesnake Ridge is a well-loved gem of the eastern Issaquah Alps, dividing the Snoqualmie River Valley from the vast Cedar River Watershed. The relatively new trail travels the length of the ridge, from one side to other, and threads through dense forest with a few vistas to the Snoqualmie Valley below. We are delighted to be able to host 5 mile, Half Marathon, and 50k trail runs at this breathtaking venue.
The 5-mile is a flat out-and-back cruise on the wide, gravel Snoqualmie Valley Trail, beginning from Rattlesnake Lake. It’s a great course to start your foray into trail running, set a personal record, or simply to enjoy the company of friends on a roomy trail.
The Half Marathon is quite special, as it is a one-way trip over the ridge from Snoqualmie Point Park and finishing at Rattlesnake Lake (where the 5-mile and 50-km runners begin). Half Marathon runners may sign up for a shuttle that will take them from the finish area at Rattlesnake Lake to the remote start at Snoqualmie Point Park.
The 50k runners are perhaps twice as lucky, as they begin at Rattlesnake Lake and traverse the ridge twice by running out-and-back across the ridge.
All runs will use the spectacular finish at the picnic area by Rattlesnake Lake, nestled in a valley between Rattlesnake Ledge and the slopes of the Cascade foothills of the watershed. After the finish, relax on the lawn or take a refreshing dip in the lake. Make a day of it by visiting the nearby Cedar River Watershed Education Center.
Join us for a memorable trail run at Rattlesnake Ridge Run. Sign up soon, because the half marathon and 50-km runs have limited capacity and is expected to sell out.