Little Si


Day Hike - Little Si

A Casual-Paced Morning Hike Up Little Si

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

Meet at 07:30am at the trailhead.  The trailhead is at the 2nd parking lot after the bridge on 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. Please be on-time.

This is a very popular hike that is shorter in distance and has nice views at the top.  For newer hikers, it is a great hike to build fitness for bigger adventures. The trail begins with a steep rise, then runs mostly level for a mile or so through scenic forest and then rises steeply again while switchbacking up the pinnacle with its spectacular views. The pace will be casual to accommodate the slowest hiker; however, each hiker should have a basic to intermediate level of fitness to get up the steeper sections. Bring a good mid-morning snack to eat out on the rock "patio" at the top while we take a break before heading back down. A camera might be nice have. Trekking poles are recommended for the way down.


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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