Mount Si Old Trail


Day Hike - Mount Si Old Trail

Conditioning Hike for Tacoma Scramble Students

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 hours from TH to first opening at the top

8:00 AM at the Little Si Trail Head.  (Discover Pass)

We will keep a slow and steady pace with few breaks.  This is a steep trail so even slow and steady will be moderately difficult.  I will not be pushing a fast pace however so if you are fast, you will need to be familiar with this route and be willing to wait at the top (or come back and get the group for added E's). 

If you are ready to take the class conditioner, see the requirements on page 8 of the course manual.  I'll weigh your pack with my calibrated arm and I'll time your trip.

My dog, a friendly German Shepherd, will be going along with us.  Let me know if you don't like dogs and I'll tell her to leave you alone.


Mount Si Old Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Traction for your boots (microspikes or equivalent)

Trekking Poles are helpful

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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