CHS 1 Hike - Little Si & Boulder Garden Loop

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Little Si & Boulder Garden Loop

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

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,850 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 .

This trip was cancelled due to lack of sign ups.


Little Si and the Boulder Garden Loop are two of the most beautiful small hikes along I-90.  They share a trailhead, and we'll do both  in order to fully explore the area between Little Si and Big Si, and to satisfy the CHS 1 distance and elevation goals for May.

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.  

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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