GoHike Hiking Trip - 3-6 miles, <1,000 feet gain - Little Si

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

GoHike Hiking Trip - 3-6 miles, <1,000 feet gain - Little Si

Join your GoHike community in an easy/moderate 5-mile day hike with 1,200 feet of elevation gain, winding through second growth forest with plenty of rock faces and boulders up to a grand view of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley and North Bend. This hike can apply toward your GoHike Series graduation!

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

Meet at 10AM at the Little Si trailhead, SE Mt Si Rd, North Bend, WA 98045.  Google map location https://goo.gl/maps/gnzqmEvy6sYNmEmy9.  We are meeting by the restroom building in the main parking lot.  The first turnoff from Mt. Si Road is to the overflow parking lot.  Continue to the main parking lot.  If the main parking lot is full, you can park in the overflow lot and walk a trail from there to the main parking lot. 

This section will describe the route, planned pace, and required preparation and gear for the hike.  The first quarter mile of the hike is relatively steep.  The next file is mostly level and the last part is steeper.  The trail is switchbacked and in good condition except for a small amount of boulder scrambling near the end.  There is a bench at about the halfway point that makes a good rest stop.  The hike is entirely under a forest canopy until we reach the top, where we are in the open, sitting on large rocks to eat lunch and take in the panoramic view.  

Route/Place

Little Si


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Hikers should bring the ten essentials, including a trail lunch, trail snacks, at least one liter of water or energy drink and layered, non-cotton clothing that can be adjusted to changing body temperatures.  That should include a sun hat, stocking hat, warm gloves and rain gear, including a pack cover, hooded rain parka and rain pants.  Footwear should be waterproof and have good traction on muddy and rocky spots.  Everything you may need on the hike should be in your pack. 

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