Mount Si Trail is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The hike starts at the parking lot and the trail head is clearly marked, in a couple hundred yards you will begin your ascent to the top of Mount Si. The trail is well-maintained and dog-friendly, but be aware that there have been reports of bear spottings on the trail (although not very often). Most of the hike is under the shade of the trees which makes it a good hike even in the heat of summer. The trail ends on a rocky surface known as the Haystack, which can be very slippery when wet. You'll need some climbing experience if you plan to get to the top of the haystack.
This trail is absolutely gorgeous! I highly recommend it! It took my bf and I 1h50 to get to the summit and 1h15 to come back down. Although it is marked as hard if you are in a ok shape you'll be perfectly fine. Lots of switchbacks and a gentle and constant climb, a little steeper at the end but very manageable. I highly recommend microspikes, as it gets icy quickly and people without them were struggling. The view at the top is simply stunning, and lots of grey jays hanging around in search for food. It's my favorite hike so far within 45 min of Seattle, and there are lots of people which I find reassuring if you're climbing solo.
Love this hike. I did it twice in 3 days! Its a steep climb uphill but the views at the top are more than worth it. I went in January and the trail was very icy. I used microspikes which were incredibly helpful (not sure it would have been possible without them). When I did the hike on a Saturday, there were about 10 people at the top while I was there. When I did the hike on a holiday Monday, I was the only one at the top for 30 minutes! It was beautiful.
12/29/16 Loved this trail. It's pretty steep and very icy if you don't have spikes. We didn't and we made it to the top but couldn't do the haystack. Going down was significantly more challenging than going up with the ice. The view at the top is so worth it. There are lots of dogs, including mine, off leash. 8/9 dogs we ran into were, so I wouldn't recommend bringing a dog who is reactive to other dogs. It's pretty crowded even for a Thursday morning, but it's a long enough trail that you don't feel crowded the whole time.
I hiked this last weekend on Christmas Day and it was awesome! Perfect weather and lots of grey jays at the summit. I used yak trax for traction and they worked great. The snow is very compacted and it gets really steep toward the end. Took about 4 hours round trip. It's a difficult hike, but honestly I expected it to be harder. Love this trail!
Great hike! I had a great time, even through slippery conditions with ice and snow.
Awesome hike even in winters
The trail is clear no snow but was a bit muddy in few places. We finished the hike around 5pm but the trail was pitch dark by around 4pm. We had a torch and that really helped. So calculate your finish time and carry stuff accordingly.
Just hiked Mount Si on Nov. 11th! Conditions were perfect, we were even able to climb the cliff nearby in the background!