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

  • 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.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • 1,576 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Alpine Scramble - Little Si

Scrambling Trip
After work scramble to Little Si. If there is rain the last 48 hours we
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 0 leaders
Registration closed Apr 20
Seattle Branch

Alpine Scramble - Little Si/Meditation Rock

Scrambling Trip
Mentored scramble for Jordan Small. Please contact Jordan regarding this trip.
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Wed, May 1, 2019
Prerequisites
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Apr 29
Seattle Branch

ACSC Rock 2 (Tacoma) - Little Si

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Gain practical experience in rock scrambling and cross-country travel. There will be 3 groups of
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Sat, May 4, 2019
No Prerequisites
2 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 2
Tacoma Branch

ACSC Rock 2 (Tacoma) - Little Si

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Gain practical experience in rock scrambling and cross-country travel.
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Sun, May 5, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 2 instructors
Canceled
Tacoma Branch

Rock Scrambling - Little Si

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, May 12, 2019
No Prerequisites
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes May 10
Foothills Branch

Day Hike - Little Si

Day Hiking Trip
After Hours Conditioning Hike at a Moderate Pace
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
Wed, May 15, 2019
No Prerequisites
1 participant
Registration closes May 13
Foothills Branch

Day Hike - Little Si

Day Hiking Trip
This is a close to home conditioning hike through a forest canopy to a rocky
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Tue, May 28, 2019
No Prerequisites
8 participants
Registration closes May 26
Tacoma Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

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