Little Si Trail is a hiking trail in King County, Washington. It is within Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 502 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,572 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking, an information board, and restrooms. Along the trail there is a bench. The trail ends near Little Si (elevation 1,516 feet). There are also viewpoints near the end of the trail.
Little Si Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Long overshadowed both literally and figuratively by its big brother next door, Little Si is
a worthwhile destination on its own and offers a good alternative when its hulking neighbor is too busy, too socked in, or too demanding. Watching rock climbers on the lower cliffs is an interesting diversion along the way."
--Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Rock climbers use the first half of this trail to get to the rock faces on the east end of Little Si. Hikers use the full trail to sweep around the west end and climb the tall knob on the easier (though still a bit rocky) route. Like its big sibling, Mount Si, Little Si offers phenomenal views of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley after a nice hike through forests and over rocks. The trail is steep initially, then mellow, then steep again as it scrambles straight up the northern spine to the 1576 foot summit."
--Dan A. Nelson, Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (The Mountaineers Books).
"Under the shadow of its bigger brother, Little Si is so tiny, so close. Whether you need a quickie in the forest after a hard day at the office or an interesting walk with young children, Little Si is a perfect fit. Its accessibility to Seattle makes it more of an urban walk than a wilderness hike, and this popularity is reflected by a wide and beaten down track and a thirty-car parking area with a lot of turnover—and not of the pastry kind. Nevertheless, this is still a very pretty route to take, and views from the top are just as good as from Mount Si—and much less work!"
--Peter Stekel, Best Hikes Near Seattle (Falcon Guides).
"Little Si is not just one of the first true sport-climbing areas in the state, it hosts the greatest concentration of quality, difficult sport climbs in Washington. It’s one of the few places in the state where the sport climber can find more than 100 feet of consistently overhanging stone. It’s the only close-in area that compares to Smith Rock, as demonstrated by the fact the usual suspects can be found here when they don’t make the long haul down to central Oregon. Even in a dreary drizzle, some walls at Little Si are protected by overhanging rock that keeps them dry enough to climb. These climbs face east and are shaded much of the day, providing relief in the warmer months. While Aborigine/Technorigine is the classic sport climb on the popular World Wall I, Reptiles and Amphetamines, 30 feet away, is at 5.9 one of the most popular and moderate routes at Little Si. Equipment: Quickdraws."
--Jim Nelson & Peter Potterfield, Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II - Alpine Routes, Sport Climbs, & Crag Climbs (The Mountaineers Books).
"Too many beginners with children take on the Mount Si Trail, which proves to be so difficult that the kids may never want to hike again. Overlooked is kid-size Little Si, also difficult but more realistic, offering children the challenge and satisfaction"
--Joan Burton, Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades (The Mountaineers Books).
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