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Great, easy, dog friendly hike. The view of the lake is beautiful, if you can tolerate the crowd. The trail is in excellent condition and there’s plenty of parking at the trailhead.

this trail was a great and powerful challenge for me and my (now) fiance. I took her on it and little did she know when we made it to the very scenic view at the top that I would propose to her! The entire hike was very uphill but really made you work for the end. it was hard but in a good way. Worth it
hiked in June

Little muddy though. Went in June.

It’s a hard road throughout hiking. It was a challenging rather than enjoying the scenery nature offers like other hiking b/c up/ down hills hurt feet a lot. I felt I go through a hardship but resting and majestic scenery on the top after a long hard walking makes all of hardship worthy and grateful to survive from it and appreciate the beauty of nature!

Fun, beautiful rocky trail with steep inclines pretty much all the way. The path is narrow and the rocks can get slippery.

Nice hike and a decent view. But I hope you enjoy sharing the trail.

great hike up. good workout. did it with my 12 yr old son. he only complained minimally. view is absolutely gorgeous. will be doing this one again.

It was such a pretty trail with an amazing view. There are some point where the trail is steep but it’s worth it when you see the views.

Beautiful loop! Great views of the water and some good woods. Not crowded on a Thursday early afternoon. I just walked it but would also be a really fun run. On my trek today I came across a cell phone lying in the brush - I brought it to the visitor's center. Hope you find it!

Great hike nice and easy!

Have done this trail a few times. One of my favorite, “quick and easy” trails. Yesterday I went to hike it again with my brother when we spotted something about 25 ft down a switchback running into the brush. Back end looked like a cat. We had no issues but def be prepared, always!

A nice trail for being in a city. I hiked it mid-day on a Monday and I did not experience a lot of traffic. The trail was generally clean but I was annoyed to see bike-share bikes being left at random points. I'll be back to hike it again since it is close to home and it makes a nice post-workday stress reliever.

great hike for the family and dogs

Great trail, can get busy and narrow at some points if you have dogs. But overall it was fun and good end views.

Good little hike. Steeper at the beginning and the end. I thought the view from the top was ok...not breathtaking, but definitely very nice.

Awesome view, not too busy, decently rocky

hiking
11 days ago

Watch out for bees, they were pretty feisty. Also, ran into a mama mountain goat and her baby.

This was my first “actual hike” I’ve done since moving to Washington, other than point defiance of local parks. It was amazing!! I went yesterday (September 6). I decided to hike it for sunrise..1) because less people and 2) I love sunrises!! It took my 40 minutes to get up. I was definitely not hydrated enough and wore way too many layers. I had to use my flashlight for most of it but it eventually stared getting light so I put it away. When I got to the top there were only 2 other people. Six others ended up coming up during sunrise. It was so so beautiful. On my way down, I took my time so I could actually enjoy the scenery. There were a lot more people going up at that time. It was around 8 or a little before. I headed over to the lake after. Highly recommended this hike! I will be doing another sunrise hike soon.

This trail is readily accessible via public transportation, which means it's also a busy trail. Great for a nice relaxing stroll while also enjoying some nature!

Nice hike. Went there after seeing the crowd at Rattlesnake Ledge (yikes!). This trail was somewhat busy but nothing like Rattlesnake! Only complaint is that at the top of the climb there’s only a small area for sitting & viewing & not much shade. Lots of shade on the trail though.

Steep at points with some loose gravel but incredible view at the top and almost entirely shaded. Can be quite crowded.

hiking
13 days ago

A moderate hike. Good to go with kid on back (3 year old / 30 pounds). Parts of it can be steep, but overall manageable. Some switchbacks later in the hike. Gave me a feeling of entering the Jurassic world - dunno why :)
Limited space up top for larger groupss and views are nothing fantastic, but at least something.

hiking
13 days ago

Really fun hike, it's a pretty mixed challenge. Once you get past the steep first portion, it's pretty mild and more trail-like until you get to the end. Be careful for bees/wasps, they were in a frenzy when I visited and I saw two people getting stung, and another young kid walking back on the trail with his parents who got stung.

Finally to all the dog owners who take their pups hiking... PICK UP AND DISPOSE OF YOUR DOG'S POOP, AND IF YOU CAN'T HANDLE THAT... KEEP YOUR DOG AT HOME. I saw at least 8 dog bags left on the trail in various spots. Really people, do you think the dog poop fairy going to take care of that for you? Clean up your shit, or leave the dog at home. Respect our mother earth and leave the trail better than you found it.

Central Peak was a very disappointing ending. most of the Creeks are dried up but it's summer. Trail markers get worse the higher that you get some splits aren't marked at all.

This is a great hike for people that are new to Seattle and new to hiking. Downside is that it is super crowded given its proximity to the city and it’s rating. It’s great for beginners because it helps you quickly realize the impact elevation has on a hike and it is not too far from civilization. I post photos of my hiking adventures on instagram under “adventuringKR”.

Hiked 5/28/18

The early bird hikes alone. Minutes make the difference on this trail, it's a popular place. Watch out for loose rocks on the trail, you can roll an ankle pretty easy if your not wearing good hiking shoes. This is a steep trail, I would recommend a different hike if this is going to be your first.

Very crowded but great views

Lots of people but still a very rewarding hike. Amazing views of Rattlesnake Lake from the ledge.

hiking
15 days ago

We had an enjoyable time hiking little Si today. We were looking for a hike our 4 year old could do mostly on her own. She did a great job, just needing a little help at the beginning and a lot of help at the end as the climb got much more difficult for little legs. If you’re an experienced hiker, I would definitely say skip this one and hike Mount Si instead where the views are much more rewarding. This is a great hike though for families and beginning hikers.

Beautiful views!

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