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Poo Poo Point Trail

Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 05 June 2014
Address: 14023 240th Ave SE Issaquah, WA 98027
Roundtrip: 7.4 mile
Elevation Gain: 1650 ft
Highest Point: 1850 ft
Features: Old growth, Mountain views, Wildlife
GPS Coordinates:

N 47°28'32.3436", W 122°1'15.8376"

Visitor’s Information:

Discover Pass Required

Photo from King County, Issaquah,Poo Poo Point Trail Pictures and the video below will take you on a virtual tour to the launching point for parasailers! The views from the top are breathtaking! Enjoy!

General Information:

Poo Poo Point Trail is a very beautiful and family-friendly trail that provides gorgeous views from the top of the mountain. Hikers say that the most magnificent views are open on a clear day. It should be said that this destination is very popular for hang gliding and parasailing. This trail runs through green and dense forest and takes its visitors to the launching point for the parasailing. This meadow offers stunning views of the town of Issaquah, Lake Sammamish, Mount Rainier, Maple Valley and on a clear day Mount Baker.

Photo from King County, Issaquah,Poo Poo Point Trail

SummitPost.org says that the trail got its name after the sounds that were heard from the nearby railroads.

Poo Poo Point Trail is located at the western part of Tiger Mountain and is known as relatively easy, easy accessible and popular among families with kids. The easiest way to get to the launching point is to take the Chirico Trail that takes its beginning at the landing field near the Issaquah-Hobart Road.

But if you have enough time and you have planed to spend hiking the whole day, you can start from Issaquah High School. This is a seven-and-a half-mile route.

Photo from King County, Issaquah,Poo Poo Point Trail

The shorter route is a well-maintained trail that can be hiked all the year round. Hikers should keep in mind that the best views are open at the end of the route, but along the trail hikers may enjoy lavish green trees, among them there are huge cedar trees.

It won’t take you long to get to the place where there is no noise of the cars, just the quietness of the nature. Be ready to encounter lots of hikers on a sunny, summer day.

Photo from King County, Issaquah,Poo Poo Point Trail

Closer to the top, the path splits, but both of the routes will take you to the same place. The difference between them is not big: one path is shorter and a little bit steeper, the other one is less steep, but it will take you several minutes more to get to the top. Keep in mind that this first meadow is not the place of destination. Ten-fifteen minutes more and you will be on the top. Enjoy stunning views, have lunch and relax, feel the life of the nature, enjoy the hang gliders and sky-divers. May be next time you will be one of them!

These pictures were taken on June 2, 2014


From Interstate 90

Take Exit 17 – Front Street. Continue on Front Street until it turns into Issaquah-Hobart Road. Landing Field and the Chirico Trailhead with the parking lot will be on the left side of the road. Squak Mountain-Tiger Mountain Corridor sign can be seen across the parking lot.

Click on the map below to get the directions to the trailhead

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Pavlo Petryshyn

Information: Marina Petrova

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