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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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Redmond Reporter
Wed, 20 May 2015 11:08:32 -0700

Megan Nakamura scored on Tatyanna Forbes' sacrifice fly to right field to give Redmond fastpitch an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over Mount Si last night in an elimination game in the 4A Kingco Tournament. The Mustangs will next take on Issaquah at 5 ...

The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times
Mon, 11 May 2015 22:57:03 -0700

Brothers Quinn and Burke Fahling supplied both goals in a dominating 2-0 victory over Mount Si in the KingCo 4A title match at Mount Si High. The Wildcats (9-2-5) earned the top seed in KingCo 4A and the right to be the host Monday night, but the ...

SnoValley Star

SnoValley Star
Thu, 21 May 2015 18:07:30 -0700

A long ride has finally come to an end with the Mount Si High School boys soccer team's final loss of the season. The 11 seniors on the team have played together for years at Mount Si and various select programs. And with a 3-0 loss to the Skyline ...
Redmond Reporter
Tue, 19 May 2015 12:30:00 -0700

Following a 9-3 fastpitch victory over Bothell on Saturday, Redmond lost to Woodinville, 12-2, on Monday in the 4A Kingco Tournament. The Mustangs will take on Mount Si at 5 p.m. today at Inglemoor High in an elimination game. Amirah Milloy knocked a ...


Fri, 08 May 2015 12:28:48 -0700

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - Mount Si High School is trying to shut down a website in which male students rank girls in a hot-or-not contest. Known as "May Madness," it's a bracket system similar to college basketball's March Madness in which female students ...

SnoValley Star

SnoValley Star
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:14:50 -0700

The Mount Si Wildcat boys' soccer team has a singular goal — make the KingCo finals or bust. That's been the attitude from the stellar group of players the entire season. Now, at the top of the KingCo standings with only one game remaining, their goal ...
The Seattle Times
Tue, 05 May 2015 13:13:44 -0700

Garfield, Roosevelt, Mount Si jazz bands vie for top honors in New York. Originally published May 5, 2015 at 1:13 pm Updated May 5, 2015 at 7:03 pm. Three Seattle-area high-school jazz bands are competing in the Essentially Ellington competition in New ...

Washington Prep Lacrosse

Washington Prep Lacrosse
Thu, 14 May 2015 22:37:30 -0700

With the game knotted 4 – 4 at the half, Mount Si gave up three, third-quarter goals to trail Auburn Riverside 7 – 6 heading into the final quarter. But determined to earn their fourth win of the spring, the Wildcats poured on five goals down the ...

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