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Mount Si
Mt si and meadowbrook cows.jpg
Mount Si from the southwest
Elevation 4,167 ft (1,270 m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 247 ft (75 m)[1]
Mount Si is located in Washington (state)
Mount Si
Mount Si
King County, Washington, U.S.
Range Cascades
Coordinates 47°30′27″N 121°44′24″W / 47.5076029°N 121.7401092°W / 47.5076029; -121.7401092Coordinates: 47°30′27″N 121°44′24″W / 47.5076029°N 121.7401092°W / 47.5076029; -121.7401092[2]
Topo map USGS Mount Si
Easiest route Hike and short class 3, scramble

Mount Si (pronounced sigh) is a mountain in the U.S. state of Washington. It lies on the western margin of the Cascade Range just above the coastal plains around Puget Sound, and towers over the nearby town of North Bend. The mountain was named after local homesteader Josiah "Uncle Si" Merritt. It was made famous in the show Twin Peaks, which was filmed in North Bend.

Only about a 45-minute drive from Seattle, the mountain is a favorite outdoor destination for residents of Puget Sound. Between 80,000 and 100,000 hikers visit the mountain annually.[1] The land is owned by the state of Washington and has been designated a Natural Resources Conservation Area.

The 4-mile (6.4 km) long Mount Si trail climbs a total of 3,500 feet (1,100 m) reach to the summit ridge.[1] The summit of Mount Si can then be reached by an exposed scramble, class 3, up the north side of the summit block which is known as the "Haystack."[3]

Oceanic Plate Volcano[edit]

A winter view of Mt. Si from the town of North Bend

Mount Si is a remnant of an oceanic plate volcano and the rocks are highly metamorphosed.[4]

In local native legend[edit]

Mount Si figures prominently in a Prometheus story from the Snoqualmie tribe. According to the story it is the dead body of Snoqualm, the moon. Snoqualm had ordered that a rope of cedar bark be stretched between the earth and the sky. But Fox and Blue Jay went up the rope and stole the sun from Snoqualm. Snoqualm chased them down the cedar rope, but it broke and he fell to his death. Fox then let the sun free in the sky and gave fire to the people. A face like Snoqualm's is visible on the rocks near the summit.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Si, Washington". Peakbagger.com. 
  2. ^ "Mount Si". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "Mount Si". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA)". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  5. ^ Costello, J.A. (1895). The Siwash: their life, legends and tales. Seattle: Calvert. pp. 75–76. OCLC 228721459. 
Panorama taken from Haystack

External links[edit]

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:33:51 -0700

NORTH BEND — Detectives with the King County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in identifying skeletal remains found on Mount Si. Earlier this month, two off-trail hikers came across what they believed was human skeletal remains near ...


Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:15:16 -0700

NORTH BEND, Wash. — Possible human remains were recovered from a remote area of Mount Si Friday and turned over to the medical examiner's office for examination, sheriff's detective Jason Houch said. The detective said that a hiker earlier this week ...
SnoValley Star
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:56:15 -0700

Mount Si High School junior Joey Wallen passed away June 17 after an accident June 11 at Rattlesnake Lake, according to the King County Medical Examiner's office. Wallen, 16, was without air for five minutes before witnesses were able to pull him to ...
SnoValley Star
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:56:15 -0700

Mount Si High School and the Snoqualmie Valley School District are grateful for the generosity of the community who contributed in part to more than $15.3 million in scholarships to Mount Si's class of 2015, as reported by students and their parents ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700

Jerry Bopp, a history teacher at Mount Si High School, was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar. Bopp will participate in a “Teaching Connected Histories of the Mediterranean” summer institute, July 6 to 24 at the ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:56:15 -0700

Mount Si Senior Center recently welcomed a new executive director, Susan Kingsbury-Comeau. “A large part of what I will be doing is fundraising for the senior center, which is really something new in the executive director role,” Kingsbury-Comeau ...


Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:48:45 -0700

"We would avoid this at all costs," said Arya Farahani, an experienced hiker who tries to stay away from Mount Si, one of Washington's busiest trails, on the weekends. When it's warm and sunny, most spots are snatched up early in the day. Frustrated ...
SnoValley Star
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:56:15 -0700

Are you a Mount Si High School student who needs to make up credits? Or are you a dedicated scholar looking to get ahead and stay challenged this summer? Mount Si High School has opened enrollment for students interested in either, offering classes ...

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