WHERE TO GO HIKING IN THE SEATTLE AREA: Mount Si Trail
4 miles to go to the top, so 8 miles for the round trip = 6 hours.
Top elevation: 4,167 feet. More difficult than the Rattlesnake trail (see previous post).
How to get there:
From Seattle, drive east on I90, take exit 32 for 432nd Avenue SE. At the stop sign at the end of the off-ramp, turn left on 432nd Avenue SE and proceed north for 0.6 mile then turn left onto SE North Bend Way. In 0.3 mile turn right onto SE Mount Si Road. After crossing the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, the road curves right and in 0.5 mile passes the trailhead to Little Si (not this one) arriving at the Mount Si (this one) trailhead in an additional 1.8 miles. The parking lot will be on the left. It’s a 42 min ride from downtown Seattle, says Google maps (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=210491528710612789491.0004dd842418312bdf9fa).
What to bring: Hiking shoes, plenty of water (at least 2,5 bottles if you’re a couple), lunch & snacks (baby carrots, Cliff / Nature Valley cereal bars, nuts are perfect for long hikes), rain jacket and an excess of good mood.
PS: try to get there when it’s not too foggy you’ll get a better view!