Distance: 8 miles
Time: 4 1/2 hours
Elevation Gain: 3150
Pass required: Discover Pass
I have been wanting to do this hike for a couple of years now and I finally decided it was time. I had done Little Si with the boys a few years ago and wanted the challenge of doing the big one.
I headed out with my friend Suzy early in the morning and made the hour drive to North Bend. It was an easy drive and the parking lot was huge and nearly empty. It was a weekday after all, which is the best time to do these popular hikes.
The views were beautiful although it was a bit hazy the day we were there. The view above is from atop a rock scramble.
We didn't make the journey to the haystack which seemed pretty steep. We may have tried it if we had more time and energy:)
To get here 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. The trailhead is on the left, about 2.5 miles down the road.