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Hard, steep but the view is worth it. The incline is almost throughout the whole trail. There are benches to sit at 2-3 places along the trail.

Solid- gorgeous forest hike. 3300 feet of gain is no joke, so plan accordingly. Bring Lots of water/food. Route finding in the rocky section is patchy, stick to the trails on the edges of the rocks. Haystack access trail is a bit hard to find, but just head to the right from the face and you’ll find it. Haystack scramble is a solid class 3, with patches of class 4 depending on your route. On busy days (Saturday’s) a helmet might be a good idea to mitigate possible rocks from above. Gorgeous views from the top. Downhill is a bit rough on the legs, but not too bad. Good stuff!

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17 days ago

Hiked Mount Si for the first time today. Great hike!! I got to the rock pile in 2 hours and chose not to climb the haystack. The views were beautiful and there weren’t many people on the trail today. Downhill was definitely the harder (more painful) part for me. Took me almost the same amount of time to return because I had to stop to rest my knees.

Awesome trail with shades throughout!!!

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19 days ago

It was a good experience to hike on this trail. It wad definitely hard for me as beginner. It took me 3 hrs up and 2 hrs down.

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21 days ago

No snow, which was great - at least to the first rocky summit! Took the bus from downtown Seattle and arrived at 1:30PM but there was still lots of room in the parking lot, so bus is probably not necessary. Hiked about 2.5 hours up and 2.5 hours down at a pretty slow pace. Did not make it to the very top, only the first rocky summit. Last bus leaves at 6:30pm.

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21 days ago

Was cloudy when we started our hike but did get some nice patches of sun. I personally love scenic hikes , which this does not have much of . We started the trail in a counterclockwise direction and were mostly hiking under a canopy of trees . This particular route we took had a trail closure which was not posted . The trail closed was the intersection of Preston trail and west tiger loop. Luckily we had Alltrails to get us in the right direction. We ended up taking west tiger to K3 to finish our loop which was steep down hill with slight switchbacks . It was great exercise and practice. We had the trail to ourselves for the most part. A tree came down about 50 yards from where we were which was cool to witness yet eerie at the same time .

Straight up through the woods but worth the effort. Solitude is bliss

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26 days ago

Early start, around 7am. Took the first trail, thinking I could shave some time off, but couldn't find the cutoff to the ridge climb. What I found was what looked like an area where there has been some work on the hillside. Lots of footprints going up, along with lots of tree tags, rope lines, hollowed out tree roots, and trash--a real mess actually. I took a rock pile as a marker, but there was never a clear trail. I guess it is better to go to the second trailhead. I'll try again another day.

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27 days ago

Headed up on a cloudy day and near the top we were in the clouds. Was a mystical feeling but awesome! We had a guy who had never hiked before with a goal of getting to the top in 2 hours. He made it to the top with about 2 sec to spare. He also brought along 50lbs of camera equipment which the rest of the team ended up helping with haha. Even with the clouds at the top it cleared a bit with some of the near by peaks protruding through the clouds. It was a beautiful view even though it was cloudy. Over all worth every minute!

nice experience two and a half hours of top and two hours to go down wuao I loved me I loved

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1 month ago

This little adventure was fun all the way up! The trail forks off of the Knapsack Pass trail before a 6 foot waterfall. From there, it was an easy walk up to the western side of the ridge. The climb gets steep pretty quickly, and at this point, I suggest applying bug spray. Follow the ridge all the way up past some large boulders and the rest is slower paced rock climbing. There were cougar tracks on a snow patch that seemed at least a few days old when I was there July 14. The panoramic view is worth every mosquito bite!

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1 month ago

Definitely not for sissies or if you out of shape like me. My 19 year old Army son didn’t break a sweat. Totally worth it. Too bad it was smoky to see all the beauty!

I found this trail BRUTAL. Make sure you have a huge breakfast and bring at least 2+ litres of water and plenty of food and snacks. Only exposure to sun is right at the top so don't worry about SPF or anything like that unless you plan on staying up there a while.

It was gorgeous and breathtaking but I can't comment on whether the physically demanding hike is worth it. That's up to you to decide.

I used the trailhead direct bus from seattle, only $2.75 and drops you off right at the bottom of the trail. These run at the weekends in summer only I believe.

Trail wasn't too crowded for a Saturday and everyone was really friendly and encouraging. Some athletes ran up and down it then back up again in the time it took us to climb up!

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/three-summits-loop-via-cable-line-and-tiger-mountain-trail--3

Great hike, seem to have the mountain to myself. The trail’s in good shape, a little tight in places. Bring your phone/GPS, you will definitely need to refer to them from time to time. Warm up in the parking lot, you will get right to work!

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1 month ago

Nice trail. A lot of the hike is spent in the woods on switchbacks but the top has some excellent views. Get ready to sweat.

The trail was pretty good. The weather was cloudy so very soothing to sit at the top. Only drawback was mount Ranier was not visible.
First break spot is at 1.25. Miles.
2hours to go up and 1 hour to go down for us...

I love it. No traffic, hard and beautiful view. Btw it’s very easy to miss trail. You need to be careful. Using map is best option.

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1 month ago

Climbed Mt. Si for first time today while taking a back to school shopping break. The parking lot was not crowded. The trail was in great condition and easy to follow. It was quite the climb the entire way. It took me about an hour and 20 minutes. I thought this was great, until someone ran passed me almost at the top. It did take some others I met almost 3 hours to get to the top. I enjoyed being in the trees for most of the time until the top. I followed some others to the top of the haystack. It was quite the view, too bad it was smoky. I would recommend this hike just bring water and be prepared for a ‘great ‘ leg/butt workout.

Great for training but, not really much else.

The tree cover is lovely, the views are breathtaking (if you don’t get caught in cloud cover) and the hike is a steady incline, with some harder switchbacks near the top. Only negative: it gets really packed with people.

I love this hiking.

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1 month ago

Hiked to Mystic lake via Carbon glacier via Moraine park from the Carbon river trail head.
This hike is about 31 miles. Only about 5k ft of elevation climbing, but mostly on the 2nd half of the outward hike.

Some amazing views, even with all the clouds. You get to see a lot of marmots on the meadows, tiny toads no bigger than your thumb nail, frogs, bats, birds. A lot of different types of wildlife.

Crossing the Carbon river on the log bridge, with the fast moving water flowing beneath you is amazing I feel. Crossing it coming back in the pitch black darkness just with a head light, I felt slightly different, I was sure to keep a steady footing.

A very long day for me, I'm not the fastest hiker but I can go for a long time.

What a day. The best.

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1 month ago

Been there on Sunday 08/11/2018. Enjoyed the hike but did not like the fact that there are no view points (no creeks, no waterfalls or no high views), it was all dry. The tail path is wide and good. I guess this trail is rated Hard because of the elevation and the distance. Took 4 hours to the top and 2.5 hours to come back. Less crowd. Not much sun light. It was all rocks at the top. The view from the top is good. Near to North Bend Downtown and easily accessible, decent parking lot. Restrooms are horrible.

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1 month ago

Lost Lake via Greenwater lakes
Trip Times: 9:40a-2:20p
Distance: 12.2 mi

Road to TrailHead: FR70 off of 410 is fully and nicely paved 2 lanes. Yes to the trailhead parking lot. Lots of campers on the road up..and a target shooting range too. The TH has two vault toilets..decently clean. The TH can accommodate about 20-25 cars easily in marked stalls. Really.

As you begin the hike. The trail to the greenwater lakes (~2 mi) has minimal overall elevation gain and the trails are good and wide. There are some short upward stints, but come back down. Overall, anyone can do it easy. You'll also get to cross numerous wood bridges (one notably is tilted, and one further down is a skimpy makeshift log bride). Both funny to look at, but fully functional nonetheless. You'll see a lot of camps and tents along the trail. As you pass the Greenwater lakes (2), you'll soon enter the Norse Peak wilderness boundary (signage)...and yes the elevation gains start to appear more often. About 3/4 mi further, you get to a clearly marked junction for Echo Lake and Lost Lake.

As I choose the Lost Lake journey, the elevation gains start right off (see pic)...up and up. Not crazy incline (maybe 400-600 ft/mi rate). The trail is rooty and rocky at times. And as you get futher along the vegetation does cover the trail slightly (indicating it is not highly trafficed). All in all, its easy to follow (be careful of ticks - wear Deet and Premethrin). You'll pass a couple a small streams and you can hear the Lost Creek runoff making music as it cascades down the mountain. Eventually you hike past Quinn lake (small hidden behind trees - but you can walk your way down to it). A bit further and nearing Lost Lake, you'll walk through an eerie place...boulders, burnt tree field. So sad to see. After treking through that, you've arrived at Lost Lake.

You can clearly see a trail around the lake. I tried to walk it, but near the lake ingress (south side), the ground is ver saturated and grassy with lots of fresh (literally) cougar and bear paw prints leading to the water from the surrounding woods. Felt a bit uneasy. So just turned back and headed back...after talking lots of pics.

Overall a very good hike.

Always a good strenuous hike/run. Today did two loops to the summit. Lots of friendly people out there today, appreciate everyone moving off to the side for this old guy running.

Great workout. Not much for views until you get to top. Scramble the haystack for a fantastic valley and Mountain View.

1 month ago

Let’s just say that sweating for hours is not worth the view. The only view you’ll see at the summit is some rocks and some “farmland”. Don’t waste your time and go check out other beautiful hikes we have in pnw.

on Mount Si Trail

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1 month ago

Yuk. Smelled like urine and dog poop. Ugly hike. There are so many beautiful hikes in the PNW. Don't waste your time on it, especially if you're here visiting from out of the area.

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1 month ago

Overall a good hike. Most of the trail is in the woods but the views at the top are great. The climb at the top was also a lot of fun and I would highly recommend it. Looking down from the top we saw a cougar and a black bear which was very cool!

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