The stats: 4.7 miles round trip, 1300 feet elevation gain
Discover pass required for parking
For more info see: wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/little-si
I did this short day hike on April 17th with Mark, Anne and Kay. It was a sunny day and we had a bit of a late start meeting at Eastgate Park and ride at 9 am. When we made it to the parking both the regular lot and overflow lots were full. We ended up finding a spot out on the road. Note: When we got back, there was a cop ticketing and towing cars. We discovered our car was okay and the reason is that the cars being towed were over the white line in the road. So if you go up in this area and have to find street parking, just make sure that there aren’t any no parking signs and that you are inside the white line.
The trail starts with a nice little steep section to get your heart rate up then evens out for a while before climbing again. Make sure you are on the lookout for the rock climbers on your left on you way up. They are fun to watch…if you like that sort of thing.
This is a good hike if you are looking for something short that will boost your heart rate and get you outside. The view at the end is nice, but you most likely will not be alone.
The trail is well signed. Do not turn up the trail to the old Mount Si trail (Big Si) by accident or you may have more of a workout than you planned for. The second sign below is for one of the paths to the rock climbing faces.
As an added bonus to the view on the top on this particular day we saw a few hawks circling looking for a snack of a little dog…or a squirrel or something… (riding the thermals).