Explore the most popular rock climbing trails in Washington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Granite Mountain Trail

hiking
snow
1 day ago

Great workout. Hiking through the forest was steep but do-able (be advised if bringing children). My dog had no problems with the varied terrain. At roughly the 2 mile mark, until the top, there is icy snow. Poles and snowshoes recommended, however, hiking boots are sufficient. Had to turn around near the 3 mile mark due to too deep of snow and the trail was unclear. Views were great even with clouds and had some snowfall. Minimal foot traffic on this trail which was nice. Will definitely be going back in a month or two in hopes of making it to the top!

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

rad rocks. semi slippery dirt. fence needs to be passed through at no fall some.

hiking
1 day ago

Did Si last year in Feb, bring your micro spikes as it gets really icy and snow in the last mile. Awesome, well worth view at the top.

Amazing hike. Mid January, feels like summer.

today was a beautiful day to go......along with 10k other folks who thought the same thing. and 90% dont leash there dogs. BUT besides that it was a great hike! variety of terrain really kept ya interested as to what was coming up next. overall it was a decent hike.

hiking
5 days ago

Amazing trail! Go early on a weekday and you’ll practically have it to yourself (I left the trailhead at 7:30am and there were only few other cars). Took me ~80’ of powerhiking to summit (excluding haystack) and 40’ to run down. But I also spent plenty of time at the summit, exploring the rocks and scrambling up haystack (do it!). The views were just stunning. Rainier towers over the rest of the Cascades and the olympics were totally clear to the west. Very little snow at the top. I did the whole thing in trail running shoes and didn’t have a problem.

hiking
7 days ago

Arrived at the trailhead at 9am on a Sunday. Roughly half the lot was full. The haystack is very dry and you climbable. Most folks didn’t attempt so I was all alone up there around 11am :)

Very challenging but worth it. Beautiful scenery.

Trail is well made with stones. discover pass for parking. on sunny day, Seattle and Bellevue and a bunch of popular mountains including Mt Rainier are visible.
I measured hike up to be 4 miles. Hard to find good spot for lunch. Top is mountain is a little risky with too many stones and almost rock climbing.
Overall great experience, better than mailbox peak.

it's a long haul but well worth every minute of it.

hiking
8 days ago

Great moss covered boulders along the way up. Saw that little blue jay at the top, right after sunrise. Very windy during sunrise, I advise a strong jacket if you go that early.

Awesome hike. Beautiful trail and view. It was closer to 5 miles round trip.

Amazing trail!!

Challenging ascent! Two of us hiked in regular boots and were perfectly fine the entire climb. Very windy at the too and quite chilly so bring a summit jacket... absolutely stunning views at the summit. Go on a clear day!

hiking
9 days ago

My Husband, 4 of his friends our daughter & son-in-law did this hike along with the boulder loop trail. January 5th. It was amazing.

Nice variety of terrain, from tall covered forests to ledges and open crossings. Peak has great 360 views of Lake Chushman and Sound.

Great views, interesting varied terrain and marmots. Usually a bit of snow even in summer. As others have written, don’t short yourself on water.

Incredible all around

on Little Si Trail

hiking
10 days ago

Great little hike!

10 days ago

Pretty challenging hike and not for beginners. Even being in the military, this one made me fairly sore for a few days. On a clear day, the summit is beautiful.

snowshoeing
15 days ago

I have done this hike a couple of times, once in the fall, once in the winter. Right now you need microspikes for the middle third and snowshoes for the upper third. This is a little used trail that was cut by a couple of mountain goats. It is steep and rough but the views are awesome. If you want to just get out without a crowd for 4 or 5 hours this is that trail.

Nice hike. Trail only a bit muddy. Saw the blue jay at the top.

This hike offer all scenery from forest to flower fields to mountains. Absolutely stunning! One of my favorites!

hiking
17 days ago

Steep hike up Mount Si. Great views at the top but not much on the way up.

hiking
18 days ago

Went on the last date of the 2018. It was sunny and clear, the view at the top was amazing. Temperature was about 30s at the trail head, but in the teens at the top. Didn’t feel too cold though, as we generated much heat during the hike. Some mud along the trail but that was expected as it had been raining the whole week before.
The last 1.5 miles was covered in snow so we had our microspikes on. I saw couple of people with flat shoes made it to the top, and couple other people in shorts and flip-flops. Guys, just don’t wear shorts and flip-flops in winter hikes. For your sanity shake, just buy a pair of cheap microspikes.

Saw some dog poo on the way down, which was bad.
Overall it was a great hike, lot of people but not too crowded in the winter.

Ameizing view!

Started around 8am with a group of hikers. We summited after about 2 hours and 40 minutes. We were back to trailhead at exactly 1pm (5 hours total time including the stop at the summit). Trail condition is good. Only needed microspikes and poles (some among us did not even use microspikes at all). No need for snowshoes. Make sure to check the signs to the correct trail as there are few “social trails” that can divert you from the actual trial. Views are amazing at summit.

Hiked with a group on 1/1/19. Microspikes needed after about 1 mile. We were fine without snowshoes.

I’ve done this hike 8 times or so in the past 2 years. Always a good hike, but if you’re going in the winter bring micro spikes. $56 on Amazon. You’re welcome.

on Mount Si Trail

hiking
19 days ago

Good winter hike! Lower elevation than many other hikes and in the forest until the haystack so you’re sheltered from the wind. Trail is packed snow for ~1.5 miles to the top, some parts are a little icy. We did fine in hiking boots without spikes, but spikes would’ve made the decent much faster. Took us 2h 40m from the parking lot to the top and 2h 30m back down. 40+ cars in the lot on New Year’s Day.

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