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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, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "Mount Si". SummitPost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/page/150709. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  4. ^ "Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA)". SummitPost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/page/496671. 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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273 news items

Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:22:30 -0700

The next person to cross the finish line was Lyndsey Sydnor, the fellow Mount Si High School runner who's been training with Waskom, current girls running record holder, all summer. "I've never been able to stay close to Hannah before," said Sydnor ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:45:00 -0700

If Mount Si High School is rebuilt to a 2,400 student capacity (see related story on new bond plans, student population), it could be the largest high school in the state. Only about 15 high schools have more than 2,000 students in grades 9 through 12, ...
Redmond Reporter
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:56:15 -0700

The Mustangs struck first with 6:15 left in the opening quarter with a 14-yard touchdown pass from A.J. Rial to Jack Talbot followed by a Johnny White PAT. Mount Si then took control and soon led 24-7 at halftime. White added a 27-yard field goal with ...
Woodinville Northwest News
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:11:15 -0700

On a gorgeous summer evening in the Snoqualmie Valley, the Woodinville Falcons opened their new season with a tough 21-0 loss to the Mount Si Wildcats. “It's all about opportunities, right?” asked Woodinville coach Wayne Maxwell. “When it was time to ...

SnoValley Star

SnoValley Star
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:07:30 -0700

The Mount Si Wildcats greeted their new 4A KingCo status with a smashing victory over the Woodinville Falcons Sept 5. The 21-0 shutout was the first game in the new league, the first game of the new season and the first at-home game this year. “I just ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Already signed to the University of Arkansas, she's in the hunt to be Mount Si's leading scorer, but she isn't a selfish player: “If I have an opportunity, I'll take it myself. But if there's an open pass, I'll pass. I'm going to do whatever's going to ...
SnoValley Star
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:22:30 -0700

KK Wallace scored a hat trick as the Wildcats defeated Bothell, 8-0, in a friendly game Sept. 5 at Bothell High School. The nonconference matches continue this week as Mount Si plays Kamiak High School on Sept. 11 and Juanita on Sept. 13. The Wildcats ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:48:45 -0700

Singles leader Matthew Griffin is happy to be back in the hot seat. The four-year varsity player for Mount Si begins his senior season in the top solo spot for boys tennis, and will face some good competition. In tennis, “You have to plan your ...

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