Mount Si Old Trail

A strenuous, 7 mile hike with 3,300 ft in elevation gain. The trail features part of the Boulder Garden Loop, a steep old trail for a good workout and views of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley and Puget Sound.

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

Mount si (3,900 ft)

A moderately strenuous 7-mile round trip hike with 3,300 feet of elevation gain

Hike the Little Si Trail and take either the southern or northern leg of the Boulder Garden Loop Trail to the "old connector trail." Continue to the intersection with the Mount Si "Main" Trail, turn right and continue to the top.

scramble routes

blowdown mountain (4,560 ft) and crater lake mountain (4,351 ft)

a 12-mile round trip scramble with 4,400 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: strenuous 4, technical 2

From top of Mount Si continue on the path and road to where that road terminates northwest of Mount Teneriffe. Ascend past 4,440 ft, then follow the ridge northwest, descend west to a saddle, and then ascend continuing west to the summit of Blowdown Mountain. The views are not great, but in winter, this is all that daylight may allow. From Blowdown Mountain, travel north, descending to a saddle and then ascending to Crater Lake Mountain.

Dixie Peak (4,606 ft)

a scramble with 4,400 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: strenuous 4, technical 4

From top of Mount Si continue on the path and road to where that road terminates northwest of Mount Teneriffe. Ascend past 4,440 ft, then follow the ridge northwest and then north to Dixie Peak.

  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft
  • 3,841 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Day Hike - Mount Si Old Trail

Day Hiking Trip
Conditioner hike to meet the requirements for Olympia Scramble students.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Fri, Apr 26, 2019
No Prerequisites
2 participants 1 leader
Registration closed Apr 24
Olympia Branch

Day Hike - Mount Si Old Trail

Day Hiking Trip
The “old” trail of Mount Si’s western flank offers a shorter, steeper, slightly more scenic,
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Apr 27, 2019
No Prerequisites
3 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Apr 25
Foothills Branch

Conditioning Hike - Mount Si Old Trail

Day Hiking Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants
Registration closed Apr 24
Tacoma Branch
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  • Mount Si and Teneriffe Traverse
  • Blowdown Mountain
  • Crater Lake Mountain
  • Crater Lake & Blowdown Mountains
  • Dixie Peak
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Jeffrey Hunt
Jeffrey Hunt says:
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:59 AM

Jeff's Mentor Group Conditioner Hike to assess fitness. By next spring the goal is Old Si trail in 90min with 20%BW.

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