Day Hike - Little Si

Trip

Day Hike - Little Si

Easy-paced, late afternoon hike up beautiful Little Si. We will summit only if entire group is comfortable; otherwise, will go as far as group's fitness level permits. Max mileage is 3.7 roundtrip with up to 1,300 feet of elevation gain, at 1.5 mph or less.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,550 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph or less

Meet at 4:00 pm at Little Si trailhead ready to hike. We will do introductions, review pacing and trail conditions, discuss group goals, and start hiking soon after.

Take Exit 32 off of I-90 near North Bend. Turn left, crossing over I-90, and follow 468th Ave NE to SE North Bend Way and turn left.  Turn right onto SE Mount Si Road and then left into the Litte Si/Exit 32 Parking Lot shortly after crossing the bridge across the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. Be awaret there is an overflow parking lot west of the main lot tucked into SE Mt Si Rd and 434 Ave SE, with a trail connecting the two. We are meeting at the trailhead in the *main* parking lot. Discover Pass required.

Little Si is a moderately graded 3.7 mile trail located in the hike rich North Bend area. Although relatively steep inclines bookend this hike, this primarily north to south route is perfect for beginners who are looking to get back in shape. As such, we will attempt to summit at an easy 1.5 mph or less, and will *not* be adding the Boulder Garden Loop.

Please be aware of the pace for which you are comfortable hiking. If summiting Little Si is relatively easy for you and you are accustomed to even moderately-paced hikes, this is not the hike for you. We will be going no faster than 1.5 mph, with no guarantee we will actually make the summit. Conversely, if you have not done any elevation gain and just want to "test the waters" because this is listed as an easy hike, this may also not be the best fit. The ideal participant for this hike has done 500-1,000 feet of elevation gain within a month of this hike, albeit slowly - and wants a slightly greater challenge, at a comfortable pace.

Headlamp required, since may take our group a couple of hours to make the summit and a couple of hours to descend...better to have light sources if we take longer than anticipated. Feel free to bring a light snack, since we will enjoy the view for ~15 minutes at the summit.

HIKING UNDER COVID 19:

All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before attending an in-person Mountaineers activity during our COVID-19 response. By proceeding with any of the upcoming activities you are already registered to attend, you affirm that you have reviewed The Mountaineers COVID-19 Code of Conduct and the guidance for participants and leaders available on the COVID-19 Response page, and you agree to follow this guidance during each activity. Please remove yourself from any upcoming activity if you are unable or unwilling to follow The Mountaineers guidance at the time of the program.

Also, to help ensure your safety and the safety of our fellow hikers, the leader asks that you only carpool to the trailhead with other members of your household registered for the same trip. 

All participants will need to have a face covering (mask, bandanna or muff), hand sanitizer and a backpack containing the 10 essentials. Wherever possible, all group member will maintain the 6 ft minimum social distancing protocol and be ready to pull up face covering over mouth and nose when this is not possible passing others on the trail and at the trailhead.

Full details will be emailed as soon as the trip closes on Apr 6. In the interim please contact the leader with any questions: BMPeacock@aol.com.

Route/Place

Little Si


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
  • Headlamp
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