Take advantage of this 12.7-kilometer out-and-back track near North Bend, Washington. Generally regarded as a difficult route. Because this is a popular hiking region, you will most likely come across other people while exploring. This trail is best visited between May and October. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.
For good reason, the Mount Si Trail is one of Washington's most popular paths. The summit, located less than an hour from Seattle, provides breathtaking views over the Snoqualmie River Valley and the surrounding area.
The trailhead has a huge parking lot, but it does fill up on hot weekends. As is customary, arrive early. It is necessary to have a Discover Pass.
The hike is rigorous enough to be a challenge, but not so severe that weekend warriors will be unable to do it. The course is almost all uphill, with a few brief level stretches for refueling. You're mostly buried in the lush forest until about 3.5 miles in, when you eventually break through and the sights start.
You have two alternatives once you reach the summit. Most hikers enjoy the scenery and then return the same way they came. For the more daring, there is a scramble up the Haystack. This rocky protrusion is Mount Si's genuine top, but don't underestimate the final obstacle. Many hikers have been hurt or become stranded here, so if you are unfamiliar with scrambling, it is advisable to avoid it.
This hike, like all others in the area, changes dramatically in the winter. If there is snow on the ground, you will almost certainly require traction equipment and hiking sticks.