Mount Si

North Bend, Washington

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Well-maintained trails climb great switchbacks up the glacier-carved south side of Mount Si to reach stunning views at the top. The descent is somewhat technical and can be quite fast if there are not too many people and dogs on the trail. The intermediate to advanced trail runner will get a satisfying workout on this trail. Since it’s an out-and-back trail, beginning runners can use this route for strengthening hill muscles, then turn around when they’ve had enough. This 4167-foot, haystack-shaped mountain juts out of the virtually flat basin and can be easily identified from Interstate 90 and many parts of the Snoqualmie Valley. You can point to the craggy peak of Mount Si from Interstate 90 and say to your friends, “I ran to the top!” The mountain was named for a settler, Josiah “Uncle Si” Merritt. Mount Si has the distinction of being one of the two most-climbed mountains in Washington, the other being Mount Rainier.
50 Trail Runs in Washington

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50 Trail Runs in Washington

by Cheri Pompeo Gillis (The Mountaineers Books)

Well-maintained trails climb great switchbacks up the glacier-carved south side of Mount Si to reach stunning views at the top. The descent is somewhat technical and can be quite fast if there are not too many people and dogs on the trail. The intermediate to advanced trail runner will get a satisfying workout on this trail.

Since it’s an out-and-back trail, beginning runners can use this route for strengthening hill muscles, then turn around when they’ve had enough. This 4167-foot, haystack-shaped mountain juts out of the virtually flat basin and can be easily identified from Interstate 90 and many parts of the Snoqualmie Valley. You can point to the craggy peak of Mount Si from Interstate 90 and say to your friends, “I ran to the top!” The mountain was named for a settler, Josiah “Uncle Si” Merritt. Mount Si has the distinction of being one of the two most-climbed mountains in Washington, the other being Mount Rainier.

©  Cheri Pompeo Gillis/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Trail Running
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 3,250 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round, snow sometimes in winter
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources
Local Maps: Department of Natural Resources Mount Si
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Si

Recent Trail Reviews

8/14/2008
1

great workout, very limited views along the way. Views from the summit are great.



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