Cedar Butte and Little Si
I parked in near the gate across a road that forks left off of Cedar Falls Road right before the Rattlesnake recreation area sign. I jogged the roads and trail towards Cedar Butte, after crossing Boxley Creek I took two false trails before finally finding the (obvious) trail to Cedar Butte. The trail was well maintained and there were a couple forks to explore. The top of Cedar Butte has an excellent view of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley, among others I could see Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe, Green Mountain, Mount Garfield, Russian Butte, and Mailbox Peak.
I noticed what looked like a faint bootpath going down the north ridgelet of Cedar Butte and followed that. It was a pretty well-defined little ridge most of the way, and it was reasonably clear and followable until the last quarter mile. At the end the route descended into a recovering clear-cut with lots of slash to post-hole through.
I then drove over to Little Si with ambitions to go for Fuller Mountain afterwards. But jogging the Little Si trail wore me out well enough.
approx. 2,055 feet
Chester Morse Lake, North Bend
South Fork Snoqualmie Drainage, Middle Fork Snoqualmie Drainage
2 hours 34 minutes
42 minutes driving there from Lower Queene Anne to Cedar Butte trailhead
32 minutes ascending Cedar Butte from Cedar Butte trailhead to Cedar Butte summit
44 minutes descending Cedar Butte from Cedar Butte summit to Cedar Butte trailhead
33 minutes ascending Little Si from Little Si trailhead to Little Si summit
32 minutes descending Little Si from Little Si summit to Little Si trailhead
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.