Talus Loop (on Mount Si)

Talus Loop (on Mount Si)

Elev. Gain: 
1,450 ft.
High: 
2,100 ft.
Where:
North Bend, WA
Distance: 
3.70 miles (round trip)
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Rating: 
3
Not high enough for spectacular views, but nice varied trail
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Features

Overview

Although it starts at the same parking lot and uses a good chunk of the same trail, Talus Loop on Mount Si is an experience all its own.

Perfect for families and those with a quieter and gentler hike in mind, Talus Loop keeps things interesting with varied views, multiple stream crossings, huge tree stumps, and a breathtaking walk across a slope covered with boulders (hence the name).

Join the herd of hikers for 0.7 mile up the Mount Si trail until you reach a very clearly signed departure for the Talus Loop Trail. Head right on the Talus Loop Trail and soon after stay left at the fork signed for Roaring Creek. Enjoy the more intimate trail as it gains elevation steadily through reclaimed forest. At about 1.7 miles, the trail opens up to a eastward view on the slopes of a giant rockfall. Rejoin the Mount Si trail at 2.0 miles and head back down to the parking lot.

Permits & Tips

Discover Pass required. Both water and toilets are available at trailhead. Dogs allowed on leash. Do not leave valuables in car. Expect crowds – this is Mount Si.

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How to get there

Head east on I-90 to exit 32 (436th Avenue SE).
Turn left (north) over the freeway and drive 0.5 mile to North Bend Way.
Turn left (west), and in 0.25 mile turn right (north) on Mount Si Road.
Drive for 2.5 miles until you see the Mount Si parking lot on your left – this is your parking lot and trailhead.