Little Si

Trip

Day Hike - Little Si

This is a close to home conditioning hike through a forest canopy to a rocky open summit with a panoramic view.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,576 ft

Meet at 10 AM at the trailhead parking lot, reached by taking Exit 32 from I-90, turning left at the end of the exit ramp and then left again at the T junction at North Bend Way.  Then turn right in a short distance onto Mt. Si Road, cross the Snoqualmie River and turn left into the second parking lot after the bend in the road.  It has a restroom by the entrance.  If that lot is full, backtrack to the overflow parking lot, which was the first one you passed.  There is a trail connecting the two parking lots.  We will meet by the restroom building, which is by the trailhead.  A Discover Pass must be displayed by each car  parked at the trailhead parking lot.

This is a very popular conditiner because it is a short drive from both Seattle and Tacoma, is a short hike and is at a low enough elevation that it is usually free of snow.  The trail begins with a steep rise, then runs mostly level for a mile or so and then rises steeply again which switchbacking up the pinnacle, emerging from a forest canopy near the summit to the magnificent view from there, where we have our lunch.  We return by the same route.

After the hike there will be an optional refreshment stop at iconic Twede's Restaurant in North Bend.

 

Route/Place

Little Si


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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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