Little Si


Day Hike - Little Si

A nearby, popular hike with a little variety and great views at the finish

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  • Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

Meet at 9am at the trailhead.  The trailhead is at the 2nd parking lot after the first turn of the Mt. Si Road. The two parking lots are very close together.  There is a restroom by the trailhead in the main parking lot -- we are meeting here.  If this main (2nd as you drive in) parking lot is full, drive back to the first parking lot (the overflow lot) and walk from there to the trailhead parking lot on a connecting trail/pathway.  The Mt. Si Road is reached by exiting I-90 at 436th Ave SE (exit 32), turning left (north) at the end of the exit, continuing to the T junction, where you turn left (west) and then turn right (north) in a short distance onto the Mt. Si Road.  A Discover Pass must be displayed by each car parked at the trailhead.   

This is a very popular hike that is shorter and has a nice view from the top. The trail begins with a steep rise, then runs mostly level for a mile or so and then rises steeply again while switchbacking up the pinnacle, emerging from a forest canopy near the summit to the magnificent view from there.  This is also a popular area for rock climbers and we will be able to see some of the rock climbing routes from the trail. 


Little Si

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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