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.
dogs on leash
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.
Easily accessible and well marked trailhead. 75% of the trail is clear, last 25% compacted snow, 2-3ft snow at top.
Perfect length trail, lots to see, water stream, beautiful tall trees, rocky top with amazing view. I got to the top in about two hours. Getting to the top is well worth it. Only bad thing was the parking lot with a billion pot holes. Discovery pass needed,
Went there yesterday, left trailhead around 12:40pm and got up to the top around 3:00pm. Trail is very well marked, you definitely need Spikes or any kind of tractions for your shoes. Last couple miles of trail is cover under powdered snow and it gets slippery at some places. You need discovery pass. Very beautiful hike. Stay safe and enjoy!!!!
Hiking shoes and traction are very important!!!!!!
Love this trail. Nice and warm at the start and stayed just wet until about 2.5 miles, where I put on my spikes. It was very windy and rainy all the way to the top. Cute little camp robbers greeted me at the top, so I shared my granola bars with them. Not very busy on the trail today.
GENERAL HIKE DESCRIPTION
The hike is a good length and pace for a moderate hiker. It is quite rocky on the trail so you may want a decent pair of boots or hiking shoes to avoid a sharp rock to the foot. The overall pace is pretty average for the first two thirds of the hike but after that it picks up a little bit. I saw a few people carrying their small dogs up but if you have a larger dog they should be fine.
TRAIL CONDITIONS as of 2/17
The trail was clear for 75% of the hike but the last 25% was covered in snow and ice. You may want to either bring poles or you can just walk beside the snow as the ice is very slippery. On the top there was probably 3ft of compact snow and on the backside where the approach to haystack is there was a little more. Because of the possibility of ice I wouldn't try to climb to the very top.