Jul 07, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Mount Si
- Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- North Bend Area
- Agency: Department of Natural Resources, South Puget Sound Region
- Avg Rating: 3.97
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with kids
- Hiked with a dog
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
I was well aware of the popularity of this trail and it lived up to its name today. After camping over night up I-90 about 5 miles from North Bend, I arrived at the parking lot very early at 5:30 am. I found 8 cars already there and by the time I returned at 11:00 am, the whole parking lot was full and lots of people were waiting for a spot.
The trail starts off flat for about 50 yards and then its up hill with very little flat areas the rest of the 4 miles. It is in the trees all the way to the top but there is minimal water along the way so make sure you take enough. I will admit that this trail wore me out today but I finally made it to the top in about 2 hours 45 minutes with a ten minute stop half way up. The trail starts at 1900 feet and the top is 4167 feet so you will get a workout but it is well worth it.
The views of Mount Rainier, Snoqualmie Valley and Haystack Mountain were spectacular as you can see from my pictures. I hung out at the top for about 1 hour while eating an early lunch, taking pictures, videos and resting from the hike up. While on the top I counted well over 50 people showing up within that hour and over 50 people that I passed going back down the trail. I chose not to hike up on Haystack Mountain since it is a bit of a scramble and I was alone when I got up there. I did get some pictures of people on the top of it. If you are young and brave the views on the top i've been told are unobstructed.
This trail is well maintained with minimal mud and no trees obstructions at all. You can find several flowers in bloom near the top with lots of Chipmunks and birds trying to steal your food.
Checkout the video of this hike or over 185 other hikes I have done on my youtube channel at lmm3181 or click on this direct link for this hike.
As always get out and see this great state and enjoy your hiking!