Mount Si Trail

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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 best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3087 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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.

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3 days ago

Perfect day for a hike and perfect views.

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3 days ago

Awesome clear sunny day for a Dec weekend. The trail is totally clear except at the top with small patches of snow. Lovely day and a lovely hike.

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7 days ago

Best done in the morning to avoid snowmelt / mud. At mile 3.2 , trail is covered in hard pack snow and continues to deepen to shin deep at snowqualmie valley overlook. Traction such as kahtoola chains or glacier chains are highly recommended. Would need more traction to ascend the haystack (crampons) as there is mostly ice after approximately 10 meters of scrambling. The view was perfect of rainier the olympics and even Seattle and Bellevue were in view. Beautiful forests and views scattered throughout the hike. There were ~25 people out. Total time to snowqualmie overlook : 1:40. Total time car to car 2:50 with approximately 15 minutes for photo breaks. Enjoy!!!!

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12 days ago

Went on Wednesday this week and the weather was perfect. Beautiful snow up top... I’m a bit of a newby to the PNW (I’m used to the flat lands of the Midwest) so it took me 3 hours up and about 2 to get down. Well worth it though. Will definitely do it again in the summer!

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19 days ago

Mount Si is quite a beast! Very steep, lots of switchbacks, well trafficked. It took us 2:20 to get up and 1:20 down. We spent nearly an hour exploring the rocky area around the summit. It wasn’t clear enough today to see Rainier or the cities, but the view was still stunning. We brought one of our pups; there are lots of dogs out on this trail. We definitely recommend this day activity.

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