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Amazing views on a clear day!

Cool day with some clouds. Arrived around 9am, lots of parking still available. Bathrooms available outside the trail entrance. Trail is a steady incline to the top but an easy walk. View was still nice. Windy and chilly at the top though. Lots of people on the trail by noon.

trail running
1 day ago

Fantastic hike! Beautiful scenery! Saw a man with his child on his back. If he can do that, you can do the hike too!

Amazing hike. We made it to the switchbacks before needing spikes. Silly me didn't bring any so we turned around. Up to that point trail was clear and gorgeous. My pup and I had a blast.

hiking
1 day ago

There was only a short part that the trail was kinda flat. The rest is upward. But it was great fun at the top. It could be exhausting esp. the last mile but many people in many shapes could go up to the flat rock looking over Mailbox peak. Beautiful view! The last part was difficult with steep big rocks and it was raining so I didn’t finish. I hardly do this long hike so my calves were a bit stiff for several days. Hiking stick may help. Shaded trail. Bring layers as it could be chilly at the top and sweaty while hiking up.

Went at 12pm today and we only ran into a few people, but enough that you don’t feel entirely alone. Beautiful moss covering the boulders. This hike is great with dogs, better off leash I think. I have a 6mo old pup that pulls on leash still, which is tricky on the way down with all of the rocks.

Road to Trail head still holding snow 1/4 mile from lot. Trail passable but covered in places to 5' but snowshoes not required. Made it from the watershed trail access to the northern (I-90) turn to the west but the snow was getting soft so turned there. Great views as usual, the main trailhead gate was shot up and open. If you see or hear shooting at the trailhead, call the King County Sheriff, this continues to be a problem along FS road 5510 despite a number of signs indicating this is a "Safety Corridor" and no shooting.....apparently some people don't care or can't read.

can be a little rough going up if you're out of shape like me, but the view is worth it once you get to the top.

Nice cool hike for sunny day

This hike was the busiest hike I've ever been on hands down. It's a beautiful hike and the view at the ledge is so worth the effort! I'd suggest going early on this hike.

4 days ago

Finished hike at 7:30pm tonight. Took 4 hours round trip. Agree with other reviewers this hike is 4 miles up and 4 miles down. At the top are rocks to climb and mosquitoes and biting flies. Feet and quads get punished going down. Poles really help on the hike.

Great trail, still lots of snow after 3500 ft, few gullies crossing, long and steep traverse at the end, awesome scrambling to the top. Bring ice axe and spikes, at least now

Pretty easy hike up to mason lake. Started at about 1pm and there were plenty of parking spots cleared out from the morning crowd. There are some steeper sections and then a little bit of snow as you hit the fork and head down to the lake. Had the pup with us and saw lots of other people on the trail.

hiking
5 days ago

This is definitely a hard hike. My Garmin GPS tracked this hike at 8.5 miles roundtrip from the trailhead to the top with about 3250 feet of climb. (My thighs were burning at the end.) The trail itself is in good shape overall and is pretty wide by most WA hiking trails standards. There isn't much signage aside from the trailhead, but there are enough people going up and down that you just need to follow the crowds.

The parking lot of good sized but I'd recommend arriving early to ensure getting a parking spot. You will need a WA Discovery Pass and there are no day passes available at the trailhead (or in the parking lot).

It was overcast and drizzly the day we did this hike but it made for a comfortable hike up (ie, not too warm).

Well maintained trail, lots of space to park. Views are amazing but it is very crowded always.

View was breathtaking. We got a late start this day and didn’t make it to the trail head until 11ish. Parking was already packed, and crowded. Tons of people, which would be expected since it was 11. Trails were well maintained.

Trail open all the way to Olallie Lake today. Some mud, ice and snow after Talapus so wear ankle high hiking boots if you continue on to Olallie which is covered in snow.

6 days ago

it had an amazing view i went at about 8:30 and it was amazing.
it's a great place to hike and if you wanted after your hike you could go swimming and soak your feet.
im definently going to recommend this hike to all of my friends.

Well I wish I had picked a better day to hike this. While I enjoyed the hike to the top (mostly shaded and through a wonderful forest with steady elevation gain) unfortunately it was raining pretty much the entire way up and so we didn’t get too much of a view on the top. Also too many pebbles on the way down. But it’s a great hike if you want to get away from the crowd.

Beautiful

About died! Hahaha amazing hike hard switch back but didn’t prepare! Be prepared!! -great finishing view

Trail was very crowded but had decent parking and nice scenery. Restrooms were there but they were pretty bad with flies, no sink and out of tp. Nice viewpoint. We took our three kids (8,6,4) and they had no problem completing the entire loop. There are lots of rocks and roots on the trail so watch your step.

Beautiful hike through second growth forest. Trail is rocky, but well groomed. Gorgeous views at the top. Go mid week for fewer people on trail.

Beautiful view from left to right. Not gonna lie the walk was challenging, but the view made it all worth it. Definitely would go back :)

beautiful place

hiking
10 days ago

I’ve done this trail twice now, once while I was in really good shape because of soccer and just yesterday (2 1/2 years later). This hike can be quite exhausting if you haven’t been regularly physically active. However, it will make for a great hike to kick you back into shape! The trail can seem never ending because there isn’t a scenery change until you have reached the top. The view is absolutely gorgeous and 100% worth your time and energy. There is also a “mini mountain” you can climb that you’ll see in the distance once you’ve reached the “top” of the Mount Si trail; it does involve rock climbing skills, so I would not recommend it to everyone, but it offers an amazing 360 degree view from the peak. Cheers!

Hard but well worth the views

hiking
11 days ago

Good little hike

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