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Boulder Garden Loop

Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area
47.4874, -121.7556 Map & Directions
Length
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
800 feet
Highest Point
1400 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

The Boulder Garden Loop offers an opportunity to explore stone giants on a relatively untraveled path, despite its proximity to two of the busiest hiking thoroughfares in the Snoqualmie Pass region. It also is the access route to the Old Mount Si trail, for those who desire a less peopled approach to the Puget Sound region's most well-known hike. Continue reading

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Hiking Boulder Garden Loop

The Boulder Garden Loop offers an opportunity to explore stone giants on a relatively untraveled path, despite its proximity to two of the busiest hiking thoroughfares in the Snoqualmie Pass region. It also is the access route to the Old Mount Si trail, for those who desire a less peopled approach to the Puget Sound region's most well-known hike.

The trail is a 1.5-mile, well-maintained loop through the forests to the South of Little Si. It starts off gently but later doles out a respectable grade, a hint of what is to come if the hiker opts to pursue the Old Mount Si trail. Its name comes from the moss-adorned granite formations, some of which are several stories tall, that appear to erupt from the forest floor on either side of the trail is it winds its way back to the more direct Little Si trail. For those ascending either the Little Si or the Old Mount Si trails, the Boulder Garden Loop provides some of the more interesting interior scenery along the way.

It is important to note that the Boulder Garden Loop is the access point for the Old Mount Si trail. Approximately one mile into the trail, there is a sign "Boulder Garden Loop Trail" with white arrows pointing to the left and right; look for a trail that takes off upward and to the right--that trail will take you to the Haystack.

Hike Description Written by
Maxwell Krem, WTA Correspondent

Boulder Garden Loop

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4874, -121.7556 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Driving Directions

Drive east on I-90 to exit 32 (436th Avenue SE). Turn left (north) over the freeway and drive 0.5 mile to North Bend Way. Turn left (west), and in 0.25 mile turn right (north) on Mount Si Road. Shortly after crossing the bridge, the road banks right. Just after this curve, look for a paved parking area on the left side of the road (if you get to the intersection with 444th Avenue SE, you've gone too far).

Take Transit

Take the bus to the trailhead!

Trailhead Direct will be running buses from Seattle to this trailhead in 2022. Stay tuned!

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Mount Si No. 174

Bandera No. 206

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