Best hike close to Seattle. An epic hike full of switch backs ascending a beautiful mountain 45 mins outside of Seattle. Around 100000 people hike the trail each year. I've hiked Mount Si many times and no matter how many people its always a great experience. This is what you need to know.
The M was created by students from Montana State University in 1915. It’s a bunch of rocks painted white. It has a couple of routes up the mountain. You can go to the right up the ridge on a steep trail that is less than a mile or you can travel to the left on a more gradual path that lasts 1.5 miles. In recent years, crews have added a few shortcuts through the timber. It’s only about ten minutes from Treeline and Wild Crumb to the parking lot at the base of the M Trail.
Hike one of the most uber popular hikes on the west coast. Just mins outside from downtown Los Angeles and close to West Hollywood is the 2.7 mile loop. Pro tip When you go to Runyon Canyon Park, remember that there is one entrance at the top of the park in the North area and two entrances at the bottom of the park in the South. I usually start at one of the bottom entrances so my hike begins with a climb and ends with a descent. When you start your hike at the bottom of the park you will need to choose if you hike the trail clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a quick 45 min drive from Seattle. It is a rather easy hike with a few switchbacks and lots of people watching. The trek ascends 1,160 feet over two miles. Great hike for a quick workout or a hiking date with a friend. This hike might take the top spot for most Instagrammable hike in Seattle. Here is everything you need to know about the Rattlesnake Ledge trail.