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Little Si / Garden Loop Trail

  • Mar 22, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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For those who have never hiked little Si, this is a much easier alternative to Big Si. This is a very scenice, well shaded, less traffic, and much easier to hike than it's next door neighbor. Little Si is well worth the hike up and most of all, it's breath taking views from the summit.

Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash at all times!

A Discover Pass is required for parking. You can purchase one at most stores including Fred Meyer and REI for $30.00 plus tax.This pass is good for one year. You can also purchase a day pass for $10.00.  Unlike most state parks, you can not purchase a day pass at this park.

There is also the option of carpooling from Issaquah. I'll be at the Issaquah Transit Center parking garage from 8:00 and 8:30 am. ( At the corner of 17th and Newport Way ). If anyone else would like to carpool or provide transportation to the park, please post it on the comment board on the website.

Length: 6.5 miles RT / Including the Boulder Garden Loop

Configuration: Out and back

Difficulty: Moderate

Exposure: Mostly shaded

Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours

Facilities: Restroom at trailhead

What to bring: Plenty of water and something to snack on, backpack, poles if you have them, and warm clothing ( No cotton )

Elevation gain: 1000 feet

Pace: Moderate

I'll send my cell # to everyone the day before the hike

Directions:

From I-90 East, take exit 31, North Bend and proceed north on Bendigo Blvd S. In less than one mile, turn right on E North Bend Way and proceed a little more than one mile to Mount Si Road and turn left. Just after crossing the river and rounding a bend to the right, look for the new trailhead parking lot on your left.

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  • Laine B

    Those are terrific photos Eric. Very nice. Thanks again to everyone.

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • Eric A.

      Thanks Laine, when it comes to photography I'm basically the definition of amateur so I'm happy they turned out halfway decent!

      March 23, 2014

  • Paul B.

    Just uploaded a few photos from the summit. Thanks, Bob for a wonderful hike! Nice to meet all you enthusiastic hikers.

    March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, thank you very much Bob for organizing this hike. I look forward to the next one!

    March 22, 2014

  • Katherine S.

    Thank you Bob. What a treat!

    March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful day for a fun hike with a great group and lots of sun at the top. Thanks, Bob!

    March 22, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Another great hike Bob. I have a bunch of picture I can post either tomorrow or Monday if you want.

    March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of people. Perfect pace. Happy I went!

    March 22, 2014

    • Laine B

      I agree. What a great day!

      March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry I am not going to make it. Pulled my hamstring yesterday, thought it would be ok, but no hiking for me. Next time!

    March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I forgot about needing a discover pass so I'll have to ride with someone else from Issaquah too - is there room with anybody still?

    March 21, 2014

    • Lisa H.

      Check with Paul. I was planning to ride with him but have just had to cancel.

      March 21, 2014

    • Paul B.

      Eric, with Lisa's cancellation, I've got room for 1 more passenger.

      March 22, 2014

  • Paul B.

    I have room for 3 passengers in my minivan.

    March 16, 2014

    • Paul B.

      Yes, ma'am. Ground level.

      March 21, 2014

    • Lisa H.

      Argh. after getting it worked out, I have to cancel. Dont know what is wrong with my car.

      March 21, 2014

  • Lisa H.

    I have to cancel, car won't start when I went to gas up and get snacks. I'm very sorry for the late notice.

    March 21, 2014

  • Pauline S

    I have a Discover Pass and can provide a ride to 3 people or two and a dog ;) I am coming from the Bothell area in case anyone would prefer to carpool from the north instead. However, I will not be able to participate in any post-hiking dining, if any.

    March 21, 2014

    • David M

      Hi Pauline, rather than taking my truck down, it'd be great to carpool from Bothell. I'll send you an email. Thanks, David

      March 21, 2014

  • Rose S.

    is anyone going from tacoma area???

    March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will meet at transit center.

    March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but I'm working weekends starting at 5am so my hiking excursions are severely curtailed right now. Happy trails to you all! Ria

    March 21, 2014

  • Katherine S.

    What time will we be back?

    March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How does everyone feel about dogs? I have sweet 1 1/2 yr old who loves hiking, but i want everyone to be ok with it :)

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Rose S.

    i will be taking care of my grand dog is that ok???

    March 20, 2014

  • Andy

    Sorry, I need to cancel. My daughter's Spring break start tomorrow. She had planned to be with her friends but their plan changed. Now I need to take my daughter on a trip this weekend. See you next time.

    March 19, 2014

  • Andy

    Sorry, I need to cancel. My daughter's Spring break start tomorrow. She had planned to be with her friends but their plan changed. Now I need to take my daughter on a trip this weekend. Please, keep me informed. See you next time.

    March 19, 2014

  • Katherine S.

    What time will we be back?

    March 17, 2014

  • Prem

    I've room for three people in my car & have Discover Pass.

    March 17, 2014

  • Prem

    I did this hike last yr. & loved it. I have the discover pass.

    March 16, 2014

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