Following Alpine Rock - Conditioner Hike

Field trip: Following Alpine Rock

Following Alpine Rock - Conditioner Hike - Mount Si Old Trail

An optional hike to help anyone interested keep up their fitness for the coming alpine season!

  • Fri, Mar 22, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft

Meet that the Little Si trailhead at 5:00pm.  (Don't forget to display a Discover Pass.) Boots on ready to go by 5:15pm, mountaineering boots optional. 

We'll start hiking up the Little Si trail by 5:15, taking the first right-hand turn onto the "Boulder Garden Loop", following that to the Old Mt Si trail (not the Douglas Fir trail.)  We'll follow the Old Si trail up to where it joins with the newer main Mt Si trail, and turn-around where that trail first breaks out of the trees onto open talus fields.  On the way back down, we'll take the other side of the "Boulder Garden Loop" so that we've done it all counterclockwise, like this.

If you are using this as a qualifying conditioner hike for a course, let me know and I will weigh, time, and attest. Mountaineering boots are optional, additional weight by carrying additional water is recommended. 


Mount Si Old Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Decent footwear for hiking
  • Pack
  • Headlamp & extra batteries   (weeknight hikes often end in the dark)
  • Snacks & water
  • An extra layer of warm clothing
  • A rain shell  (always, just in case)
  • 10 essentials

If carrying extra weight is desired for training, jugs of water are recommended.  

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