The cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend will look familiar to anyone who recalls David Lynch’s somewhat macabre television series “Twin Peaks.” Here, you’ll find the restaurant referred to in Agent Cooper’s famous line, “A good cherry pie and a “damn fine cup of coffee.”
Outdoor enthusiasts have long flocked to North Bend for its extensive trail system including the 29-mile hiking and biking Snoqualmie Valley Trail. But the best-known trail here is the one that takes visitors to the summit of Mount Si, the mountain in North Bend’s backyard. Said to be the most-climbed mountain in the United States, Mount Si offers glorious views from its summit, extending all the way to Puget Sound. With a 3,700-foot elevation change, the 8-mile round-trip hike is particularly popular on summer days, but it’s also open during winter and spring.
The trail leads to the summit ridge at the base of the so-called “Haystack.” From there, the short ascent to the actual summit is a scramble that can be dangerous in wet or snowy conditions.
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