Feb 17, 2013
- 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
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
- Snow on trail
Since it is still early in the year, being only February, there was snow about three quarters of so be warned. When you’re about half a mile or so from the top there is a good amount of snow on the trail and I would highly suggest you have trekking poles and micro spikes with you for traction. Also bring layers, gloves and a warm hat. While you may not need them on the hike up, since you will probably be sweating bullets and huffing and puffing from the 3,000 feet of elevation gain, you will definitely want them once you get to the top and stop. The chill air will quickly cool you off and you will be very cold. I saw to many young adults today who hiked up with jeans and tennis shoes. They were struggling to get up the slippery snow and I heard many say they wish they had gloves or more layers and that they did not know there was going to be snow at the top. Well now you know so pack accordingly. Once you’re up in the snow fear not the path is easy to find and is well traveled and is easy to follow. Other hiker’s paths so you shouldn't have to worry about not being able to find your way.
The last thing I will say was the trail was a tad bit muddy. Not like deep mud but it was muddy from melting snow and the recent rains so wear boots. Other than that I highly recommend this hike and I will have to do it again this year so I can scramble and explore more of the summit when the snow has melted and it’s safer to walk around on the rocks.