Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail


Day Hike - Poo Poo Point

A classic and fun hike in Issaquah to iconic Poo Poo point. This hike follows a short but steep trail with many stone steps with viewpoints along the way of Mount Rainier, then continuing on to Poo Poo Point (1.9 miles from the trailhead) where we may see paragliders (always a fun sighting!), weather-permitting. Note: this is a mentored hike for Rayda Mirzaa

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft

Meet: at the Poo Poo point-Chirico trailhead at 6:45 AM - Boots on the ground at 7:00 AM

Look forward to enjoying this iconic hike with you on the beautiful East Side! This hike is short but a great workout and rewards you with awesome views of Rainier and the east side where we can enjoy watching paragliders sail across the sky, if the weather permits. 

Quick Facts

  • Meeting time and place: 6:45 AM at the Trailhead. 
  • Parking: No pass needed (though parking lot might be crowded).
  • Required equipment: 10 essentials
  • Facilities: There are two picnic tables at the Point, and there is a Clivus toilet. There is no regular water source.

Carpooling:  For those who would like to carpool, please review, and follow the Mountaineers guidance here 

Directions to Trailhead: Take exit 17 off of I-90 and turn right onto Front Street, through to the gravel parking lot on the left in approximately 3 miles from I-90. Please note that parking lot can be crowded during the weekends, in which case there's overflow parking across the street that costs $5 (in cash) 


We’ll stop on the way up to enjoy the nice views. We will have a nice break at Poo Poo point for a snack/lunch stop. We won’t have formal stops before that, but we can break at least once per hour for snacks, water, etc.


Please remember to bring your ten essentials and appropriate layers for the weather. 

This trip is open to club members and guests over age 18 years.


Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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