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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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SnoValley Star
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:48:45 -0700

Organizers for the Festival at Mount Si are still looking for volunteers to help with everything from festival set-up to the silent auction, chili cook-off, vendors and hospitality for the Aug 7-9 event. “The festival is an opportunity to build ...
SnoValley Star
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:07:30 -0700

Sixty years ago, Mount Si High School opened its doors to students from Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City. It also opened in a floodplain. Now, with a remodel on the agenda, the Snoqualmie Valley School Board is facing a new challenge: taxpayers who ...
SnoValley Star
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:00:31 -0700

“I thought it'd be a good opportunity to kind of promote the program Mr. Brown has made and create some more excitement in the valley about soccer, especially in the youth,” said Bruce Corrie, who was the starting goalkeeper last season for Mount Si's ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:15:00 -0700

According to the Sheriff's department, two off-trail hikers discovered some human remains on June 16, near the Haystack rock on Mount Si. The hikers called 911 and Sheriff's personnel collected the remains and brought them to the County Medical Examiner.
SnoValley Star
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Organizers are looking for artists to demo, display and sell their artwork at the Festival at Mount Si, a three-day event Aug. 7-9. There is no fee to participate. Artists are only asked to help with either set up or tear down, demo their art and man ...
Maple Valley Reporter
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:11:15 -0700

Yes, that means he ran up and down Mount Si three times in the time it took us to do it once. That should give you an indication of how slow we were going. The man said he does it almost every weekend. So don't go trying to run Mount Si even once ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:41:15 -0700

Festival at Mount Si organizers are looking for artists to give demonstrations, display and sell artwork at the festival, Aug. 7 to 9. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 8 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. There is no fee; artists are ...
SnoValley Star
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:56:15 -0700

Firefighters were dispatched at 5:50 a.m. July 27 to the area near Mount Si High School due to smoke seen in the area. Crews determined that the smoke was from Schusman Place. The occupant had a small campfire in a fire pit to cook breakfast. He was ...

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