CHS 1 Hike - Little Si

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Little Si

One of the most beautiful small hikes in the North Bend area.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,230 ft

Little Si Trailhead (map) at 9:00am.  A Discover Pass is required. 

Though the trip starts and ends at the trailhead, participants are welcome to arrange carpools .

Little Si is one of the most beautiful small hikes along I-90.  That it also satisfies the CHS 1 distance and elevation goals for April makes it a no-brainer that we should check it out during the first month of our CHS season.

Because it is beautiful, relatively easy, and not too far from Seattle, it is also very popular.  We'll go midweek in order to avoid the crowds.  

The trail starts out relatively level and passes between Little Si and Mt. Si (a.k.a. "Big Si") in a beautiful secluded section of forest.  The second part of the trail is much steeper as it ascends from the valley to the summit of Little Si itself. 

After the hike, the tentative plan is to stop at Scott's Dairy Freeze in North Bend on the way home for an after-hike snack.

There is a privy at the trailhead that is usually in good shape.


Little Si

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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