Michele B. on Mount Si Trail
I used to do this trail all the time, but haven't been up there for about 14 years. I forgot how pretty it is up there! It's a great hike that is shaded (great for scorching hot days) and it's a quick, great workout.
This is a great trail. I went late in the afternoon which meant i avoided the crowds. The parking lot was pretty full when i arrived so i could imagine this being a popular trail. I personally would avoid this trail mid day just to avoid the people. I hiked/ scrambled to the summit and did a trail run down. Very easy to navigate until the top. Trail was not obvious at the rocks and i ended up scrambling up some rock to reach the summit. After looking at the map when i got back to the car i realized that the trail looped around the rock. This trail is great for conditioning and i will be back.
Amazing views from the top of the mountain. You can see Mt Rainier too. The almost 90 degree climb from the top to the summit was fun. The hike is moderate to the end of the trail with gradual uphill and well paved trail. Its hard to get to the summit as it has scary climb. Got to the peak within 2 hours and going down was a little over 1 hour.