Mount Si via Old Mt Si Trail
based on 426 tracks & routes Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area #9 hike out of 50 in
2 hrs 4 min
This is a moderate loop trail to Mount Si in Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area.
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Mt. Si via Old Trail from Boulder Trail
This was our 2nd trip up Big Si, but our 1st up the Old Trail. 5 times harder than the main trail. Started out at Little Si Trailhead, and took the immediate fork onto Boulder Trail. We've done this loop before (twice) and love the peace & quiet of no other hikers. Amazing rock formations make for some great exploring here ! Near the top of Boulder, take the unmarked stone stairs up... this is the start of the Old Trail. It's a lot steeper than the new trail, and you'll feel it right away. It soon turns into a boot trail, and gets even steeper. If you've done Big Si before... this entire trail feels like the LAST 1/2 mile of the new trail. Get ready for an ass-kicking :0)
Track (4/9/18, 9:35:49AM)
My wife and I hiked to Mount Si with our hiking group. We went up Old Mt. Si Trail and came down the new trail and traversed via Douglas Fir Trail. By taking the new trail down we made it easy for our knees. The weather was mostly sunny. The temperature was 51 F when we started at the trailhead and 43 F at our lunch spot and 66 F when we got back to the trailhead. There was some snow near the summit. The view at our lunch spot on the rocks was pretty good, but Mount Rainier was hidden in clouds.
Rob: Mount Si - Old Trail via Little Si / Boulder trail
Took Old Si trail again for some burn. Did this one a little backwards - took the SECOND turn up Boulder trail, which is much steeper. Legs were burning before we even hit the Old Si trail. Awesome steep hike - much harder than the main trail, and almost NOBODY on it. Definitely needed the microSpikes... almost zero traction without them. We passed so many ill-prepared casual hikers once we hit the top. The mountain jays were especially friendly at the peak. Great run down in the snow.