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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.

hiking
4 days ago

Best trail I’ve been on in the PNW.
Not heavily trafficked
Easy to make a day hike (right amount of challenge)but worth spending a night to really enjoy the incredible views.
This hike offered breathtaking and changing views the entire time.
It is very exposed so bring sunscreen/ protection.
We ran into mountain goats!

We started at the Stuart Lake Trail Head working our way up to Colchuck Lake. This is an outstanding hike, unfortunately the smoke got in our eyes, a lot of smoke in the are which interfered with views but worth it!

hiking
4 days ago

So stunning and so beautiful :) I have been hiking the entire summer and yet this one absolutely took my breath away. This hike is perfect in every way - you have a beautiful views and mountains and green valleys all the way through, you run into mountain goats along the way and then you have an incredible pay off at the end with a stunning lake tucked in between a gorgeous basin. And no bugs to bother you. What else could you want?

Gorgeous

hiking
5 days 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.

one of the nicest hikes I've discovered in the whole area. height 2 days ago very little bugs left campsites were full. Would love to have climbed over the Ridge from the lake and do a loop hike back to parking area. Should have actually done that after I seen on Google how easy it looked. we hiked with our dog up to the ridge 1 km before the lake and found a sign that said dogs were not allowed any further from that point. So be sure to research that

Just did a 4 night trek, up Aasgard, down through Snow Lakes. It was very challenging for me but so worth it. Bugs were only bad the first day. Last time I was here was 36 years ago and it was more outstanding than I remembered. (and harder!)

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 hike and beautiful! Pretty easy and mostly flat.

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

hiking
8 days ago

Trained by doing a bunch of challenging hikes leading up to this. Definitely helped. It's not so much difficult physically as it is mentally: if you can train your mind to understand time and space while doing the hike, you'll be much better off (not just for the Pass, but also the long hike down to the Snow Lakes trail head).

10 days ago

Yes, old guys can do this in a day. I took a bunch of great pictures, talked to other cool hikes , and had a great day.

hiking
10 days ago

The bugs were insane. Little guy got tired and we were tired of swatting the mosquitos so we did not complete the loop. Will definitely try again when it’s cooler and we can wear more layers.

12 days 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.

hiking
12 days ago

First time test out big and long hike with my buddy who probably can run this trail in half or less the time he was hiking with me. It was satisfied painfully. It is the most difficult and mental challenge (the last few miles)
hike I have ever done. We started at a minute before sunrise 544am on 8/5 and was out in the car by 8pm! My feet and Knees are still paying for the unforgiven pain. I love what nature has to offer, wow! Thanks Boomer for staying with me. It was unforgettable memories.

hiking
12 days ago

Amazing thru-hike experience. We lucked out on a relatively cool day which was still clear with tremendous views and plenty of sun. Bugs were remarkably few, we had feared much worse. My stats showed 20.5 miles and took us 13 hours which included a dip in Snow lake (refreshing and wonderful) and few small wayfinding challenges. aasgard was as billed (tough and took us about 2 hours) but downhill rock field climbing was harder than expected but doable even for those not hard core hikers (like ourselves). We went down on our bottoms on quite a few rocks. Kept a steady pace with not much rest time but frequent small stops for eating and filtering water. Didn't stop and enjoy the core zone as much as we'd like due to concern about finishing. In retrospect, we could have taken a nice break at one of the core zone lakes and really take it all in. Hard to make that kind of decision when you are exhausted, so making a plan to do that would be better. Bring lots of fuel. Drink plenty of water (we did about 7L and used Nuun tablets for electrolytes) and some real food (PBJ sandwiches) were great for lunch instead of the typical nuts and jerky type trail food. It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it!

on Mount Si Trail

hiking
13 days 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.

hiking
13 days 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!

awesome hike, beautiful views, not very challenging. i will do this hike again

Have done 5-night hikes twice. Otherworldy views, secluded trails and sites, tons of day hikes off the beaten path. Count yourself lucky if you can claim the end of the peninsula on Leprechaun Lake. Aasgard Pass is brutally satisfying if you come up from Colchuck.

Great trail with a great view. The incline definitely start to hit you a mile into the hike. There’s a nice little even grounded area at about 1.6 miles in which is nice for the legs just before your steady uphill walk up the rest of the way. Round trip total is about 7.5 miles. Bring snacks and water for sure! My dog did the trail with me, and she did a great job! Pulled me most of the way up, which was a win for me. Not a single cloud in the sky when we reached the summit, which made the trail well worth it! Definitely recommend.

Did the thru hike a few weeks ago and it was without a doubt the hardest hike I’ve done to date. If we had gotten an overnight permit, I would’ve jumped on the chance to split it over 2 days. The views are indescribable though - pictures don’t do it justice. The bugs were awful and we came home covered in mosquito bites. Bug spray did not seem to deter them. If you’ve got the will and heart like a previous poster said, do it. You won’t regret it. Make sure to come prepared though - it’s definitely a challenge.

on Icicle Gorge Trail

hiking
21 days ago

We really enjoyed this hike! We did this hike with our 4 year old 5 days ago, we felt like we took a wrong turn but we finally got to the trailhead at 9 am where there were a handful of cars. Since it’s a loop we let our son pick which way he chose left. It was nice and easy lots of birds and chipmunks and plant life to discuss keeping the little guy busy. Plenty of places to break for snacks and dip your toes in the river. There’s a great swimming hole at Rock Island campground with a vault toilet and water fountain about 2/3 way around(if you go left) It was hot and a good 1/3 of the hike was not shaded which is why we went early. All in all I highly recommend and the full parking lot when we got back tells I’m not the only one!

hiking
22 days ago

My wife and I were in Snoqualmie and the North Bend area for part of our honeymoon. We really did no research about the area and just happened upon Mt. Si while having a meal at Tweed's. Thought it looked fun so we decided to go to the top. We loved it. We started out pretty early so there weren't as many people going up. The views above the trees were great. Way off in the distance you can make out Seattle from (near) the top. We decided to go up the haystack too, but it seems like most people stop before then. I wouldn't recommend doing the haystack unless you're comfortable doing some bouldering. It stops being a hike and becomes a climb. I don't remember how long it took us as it was a few years ago now. I do remember the facilities at the trailhead were some of the worst smelling I've been in, but maybe we caught it at a bad time. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone in the area with the time and energy to do it.

hiking
22 days ago

I rate this hike a 4 because of the views once up top.
I drove my Subaru Impreza and almost didn’t make it back. I had to park it a mile away from the parking lot and had to hike up to it, I would recommend a high clearance vehicle.
Overall the hike wasn’t too bad and there was no one up there the views were incredible from up top.

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