Rattlesnake Ridge amongst wind, rain and storm. A few days later I hiked the same trail while enjoying sunshine, warmth and filtered light. What a difference a few day makes. Rattlesnake Ridge is our go to hike when we want a fast, easy hike and have a morning or evening free. With 1160 feet elevation gain and a mere four miles round trip, it is a good workout without leaving you exhausted. A word to the wise, it is a busy hike, which can be obnoxious, but also makes it a safe hike to do solo.