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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!

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.

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10 days ago

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

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.

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12 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.

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12 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.

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12 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.

Tough climb. Very few people!

Awesome trail with shades throughout!!!

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14 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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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.

Worth the hike

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16 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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16 days ago

WASPS—— Watch out for wasps about 2.25 miles just off trail. People were getting bit but also passing without issue.

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17 days ago

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18 days ago

Exactly as described. Great hike!

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22 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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22 days ago

I had never hiked this trail but decided it sounded like a quick, decent training hike for a backpacking trip. I did this hike with a 20lb pack and it was VERY challenging. The first 0.25 mile is really uneven and rocky, basically straight up. If you have any balance issues or aren’t in the greatest physical shape, I recommend bringing hiking poles.
I would say the bulk of the trail is pretty moderate but the end going up to the summit was extremely steep again. I made it up and back in an hour and a half which I felt was decent with a 20lb pack but people were trail running up and down; I got lapped twice.

All in all a really nice hike, go early in the morning to avoid crowds and be prepared for a great glute workout

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22 days ago

Loved this trail. I would definitely do it again.

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28 days 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!

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29 days ago

Hike is okay. The view is nothing spectacular up top. When I got back at 10am Sunday, the parking lot was full, so get there early.

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29 days 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...

hiking
30 days 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.

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30 days ago

First hike in the PNW and although it was great to get out... this hikes “work to reward” (views) ratio was lackluster.

Great for training but, not really much else.

I went at 10 am on a Friday morning and it was uncomfortably packed. There were at least two scout groups of about ten to fifteen kids, and two adult groups of about ten each later up the trail. Not to mention the numerous single and double hikers. Because of the crowds the hike became unbearably slow and wasn’t tranquil. I guess I am a bit of a curmudgeonly hiker.

Having said the above, Pros: pretty views, lovely foliage, usually nice weather during the summer. Cons: going very slowly due to getting stuck behind so many crowds, listening to lots of other people’s conversations, stopping often to let others pass the opposite direction, difficulty finding parking.

I will say that this is a great hike for children because it has a fun payout for not too much effort. Just be sure to use the bathroom before you get to the trailhead because the bathrooms there are so gross.

I hope you all have a better experience than I did. :-) Happy hiking!

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