Little Si

An easy/moderate 5-mile day hike or scramble with 1,200 feet of elevation gain. The trail winds through second growth forest with plenty of rock faces and boulders. Hikers are treated to a grand view of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley and North Bend.

getting there

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.

on the trail

Little Si

Hike the Little Si Trail 2.1 miles and 1,076 feet of elevation gain from the parking lot.

meditation rock

Look for climber's trail on left hillside just before an old camp. Ascend through dirt, brush, rock, skirting small cliffs moving occasionally right until cliffed out. Head through trees on faint trail left along the wall. When the wall ends ends, ascend a small chimney (10 feet, good hand holds and foot holds but dicey when wet). At its top is small grassy ledge. Climb another short pitch a little more difficult than first (grassy and slippery with no holds). There is a good rest stop and views at top of this section. Then move right over rock slabs, gravel and brush following cliff wall closely. There is a lot of brief exposure between chimney and end of this section. After climbing through trees, the route becomes clear. Move left up through rock, then right up over good rock to summit.

boulder garden loop

A trail that forks right ~0.3 miles from the stat of the Little Si Trail and leads to the Mount Si Old Trail and loops back to the the Little Si Trail. Done by itself, it is 2.5 miles and 900 feet of elevation gain. Done with the Little Si Trail, it adds ~1.5 miles and 600 feet of elevation gain.

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • Permits are required in this area for all fee-based (course-related) activities, regardless of group size, and all free activities involving 13 or more people. Leaders may list trips at this route/place with the understanding that they need to verify that a permit has been obtained before running the trip (if required as outlined above). Permit applications are submitted to WA Department of Natural Resources annually in December. Please contact Amanda Virbitsky at amandav@mountaineers.org with any additional questions.
  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • 1,576 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Si NRCA
  • Parking Permit Required: Discover Pass
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 36
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 36
Map
  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Day Hike - Little Si

Day Hiking Trip
Day Hike up to Little Si summit for a great view!
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Mon, Nov 11, 2019
No Prerequisites
4 participants
Registration closed Nov 10
Seattle Branch

Seattle SIG Practices and Conditioners - Little Si

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Social hike for Matt K's SIG
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Dec 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Rock Scrambling - Little Si/Meditation Rock

Scrambling Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course
This is the Rock Field Trip Associated with Compressed Alpine Scramble Course
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
No Prerequisites
3 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Apr 12
Foothills Branch

Rock Scrambling - Back Up Date - Little Si/Meditation Rock

Scrambling Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course
This is a back up date in case the primary date gets weathered out.
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist 5 instructors
Registration closes Apr 12
Foothills Branch

Tacoma Scrambling Field Trip - Rock 2 - Little Si

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Rock 2
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Sat, May 2, 2020
Prerequisites
35 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Apr 30
Tacoma Branch

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Little Si

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry
Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail: Little Si
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Sun, May 17, 2020
No Prerequisites
10 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch

CHS Tacoma May Hikes - Little Si

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, May 23, 2020
No Prerequisites
8 participants
Registration opens Apr 21
Tacoma Branch

CHS Tacoma May Hikes - Little Si

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sun, May 24, 2020
No Prerequisites
8 participants
Registration opens Apr 21
Tacoma Branch

Aki Kurose Special Education - Hike - Little Si

Youth Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Aki Kurose Middle School
Students from Aki Kurose's Special Education Class will join us to go on on a
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Thu, May 28, 2020
No Prerequisites
10 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 26
Seattle Branch
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Titles

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Boulder Garden Loop
  • Little Si & Boulder Garden Loop
  • Little Si/Meditation Rock
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