Mount Si Trail is located in North Bend, about 45 minutes northeast of Seattle Southside. To get there, drive through North Bend and enjoy the sights, the outlet mall, small shops and restaurants and the beautiful scenery. Park at the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area parking lot to start your hike. Mount Si is part of the Cascade Mountain range and the climb to the top is 4,167 feet and 4 miles to the summit plateau. The vertical elevation change is about 3,700 feet. The hike begins in a conifer forest and climbs to the site of an old burn where new trees are growing, There is a small stream and large rocks set along the walking path. About a mile in it starts to get steeper and there is a view point and then a resting point with benches to take a breather and a water break. Enjoy the journey to the top of Mount Si, and take in all of the breathtaking views when you reach your destination!
Take in the Wildlife and Amazing Views at Mt. Si in North Bend
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington's most treasured lands, waters, and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives. Washington's state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic, and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate, and proudly support.
Saltwater State Park is an 88-acre marine camping park with 1,445 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. It is located halfway between the cities of Tacoma and Seattle. The cities jointly and literally buried a hatchet in the park as a symbol of an end to their mutual competition. This park offers beautiful views and wildlife-watching opportunities and is a favorite for camping, scuba diving, picnics, clamming, hiking and swimming. There are 52 tent and RV campsites total, fire grills, tables, flush toilets, sanitary disposal station, showers and firewood available. Saltwater State Park also provides two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus 147 unsheltered picnic tables. Most picnic sites are near the beach or along McSorley Creek. The kitchen shelters and campsites are reservable by calling the park office at (253) 661-4956.
88 Acres of Marine Park on the Shore of Puget Sound in #SeattleSouthside
Dash Point State Park, located on the border of Des Moines and Federal Way, provides unobstructed views of the Sound and excellent opportunities for sea-life study. There are 11 miles of trails throught the park. Activities include camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, beachcombing, unguarded swimming, and marine life study. The park provides 73 unsheltered picnic tables.
Discover What Dash Point State Park Has to Offer in #SeattleSouthside
Squak Mountain State Park is a 1,545-acre day-use park just outside of Issaquah and a short 15-minute drive from Seattle. This forested park, a wilderness with glimpses of Issaquah below, has miles of winding trails alongside bubbling creeks and narrow ravines.
Saint Edward State Park is a 316-acre day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. Walks along the undeveloped lake shore are peaceful and give many opportunities for nature study, including the chance to see bald eagles, otters, and other animals.