Talus Loop Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Talus Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Bend, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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3 days ago

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1 month ago

Smoky up there today! Great hike - a bit of a tushie buster for the first half! Nice, rocky clearing half way through to stop for a break and take in the view.

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1 month ago

Uphill climb for a couple miles. We had the trail to ourselves once we left the Mt Si trail. Very peaceful with lots of ferns, moss and trees. A few small creeks. The walk across the talus rocks was beautiful. We were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Mt Rainier in the distance. Found a lovely little brook with a log to sit on to eat our lunch just before rejoining the Mt Si trail to go back down. Lots of uneven ground with rocks on the trail. Little tough on the knees coming back down. All in all a lovely morning hike.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Took this loop going up and down Mt. Si! Very cute with very different scenery apart from the normal trail.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Fun trail! It's definitely heavily trafficked on the Mt. Si portion and lightly on the loop portion. Don't forget your Discover Pass either. You're supposed to have one to park your car. Trail is dog friendly.

5 months ago

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7 months ago

Escape the crowds with this shorter, easier, and less crowded, Mt. Si detour. To start, venture .7 miles on the popular Mt. Si trail, then veer off on this 1.3 mile nearly-deserted loop. There is enough elevation gain to still have a great workout, a rockslide "talus" area affords great valley views and creates the perfect midway lunch spot, and forest primeval which gives Jurassic Park a run for its money. The elevation is such that you will miss much of the snow from higher on the Si trail, making it a great year-round option.

For years I have seen the signs for "Talus Loop" while on the Si trail. Do yourself a favor and take the path less travel.

+ Beautiful forest trails.
+ Refreshingly free of crowds
+ Still a good workout, without being overly difficult

— Discovery Pass Required
— Mt. Si portion of trail is crowded
— Far too many people with off leash dogs (not cool) on the Mt. Si portion of the trail.

WEATHER REPORT: MARCH 4, 2017Trail in great shape. Some minor mud, light snow falling, no crampons required. Waterproof shoes or boots would be a good idea, but not necessary.

7 months ago

8 months ago

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9 months ago

Nice view mid way through. Not a whole lot of traffic once you're off of the Mt. Si foot highway haha I'd do it again

10 months ago

Nice alternative to mt si. Did this with some snow on the ground and the views were beautiful. Little slippery down the main trail but def worth it.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015