Mount Si is a moderate-to-intense hike or run, depending on your skill level. Scramble up to the “haystack” (a rocky outcrop) for sweeping 360◦ views of the Snoqualmie Valley. Discover Pass required. Rattlesnake Ledge and Rattlesnake Lake (but no real rattlesnakes!) are just south of North Bend. The lake is a great place to swim and relax. The hike/run to the ledge is about four miles up a moderate grade with stunning views at the top. Plenty of free parking available. This 11-mile, flat and mostly paved trail runs along the shores of Lake Sammamish between Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah, and connects to Lake Sammamish State Park. Accessible to all ages and abilities. Multiple free parking areas along East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE. It’s easy to pick your own route when you start at the free Red Town parking lot. Choose rolling hills through the forest or head across the street for a flat trail along Coal Creek. Watch for the remnants for an old mining town that’s been reclaimed by nature and waterfalls. This popular hike is a climb! Head uphill for about two miles to the east viewpoint where, on a sunny day, you’ll see Mt. Rainier. A little over a mile further you’ll reach a paraglider launch site. The free dedicated parking lot can get busy on weekends but there’s road parking as well.