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Creekside Loop

Snoqualmie Region

Location

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area
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Length

0.2 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 10 ft.
Highest Point: 690 ft.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass
 
 

The Creek Side Loop shares a parking lot with the Mount Si Trail, which can be very busy on the weekends. Head towards the picnic area with an area map displaying the Mount Si Natural Resource area map and history. Continue past a water spigot and spot the Creek Side Loop dedication placard on the left. Turn left here, following a graveled trail lined with large ferns. Huge branches reach over the trail, wearing thick blankets of moss.

You’re about halfway when you cross the bridge over a creek. The trail soon meets the Mount Si trail. Turn right to return to the trailhead, going left will lead you up the difficult trail to the Mount Si summit. Another bridge crossing offers stairs down to the creek, an optional respite from the busy trail. Cross the bridge to return to the parking lot.

History

The Creek Side Loop is dedicated to Frances North, a long-time North Bend resident and Washington State Representative who sponsored the bill which saved Mount Si from clear cutting by establishing the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area in the 1980’s.

 

Creekside Loop

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4880, -121.7231 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

Creek Side Loop Trail (#), Mount Si Trail (#)

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

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Guidebooks & Maps

Mount Si NRCA Trail Map (https://www.dnr.wa.gov/MountSi)

Getting There

From Seattle, take I-90 E to exit 32. Turn left onto 436th Ave SE, follow for 0.6 miles to its end, then turn left onto SE North Bend Way. Drive 0.3 miles, then turn right onto SE Mt Si Road. Follow SE Mt Si Road (later becomes 452nd Ave) for 2.5 miles, then turn left into the Mount Si Trailhead parking lot, signed for Mount Si Trail. Toilets, water, and picnic area available at trailhead. Discover Pass required to park. '

This trailhead is very popular and busy on the weekends, get there early or consider taking the Trailhead Direct bus line.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass
 

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