Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail


Day Hike - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Winter Conditioning Hike. Open to all Mountaineers members! Transit accessible hike to Poo Poo Point via the Rainier Trail and High School Trailhead.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,850 ft

Meet at  10:15 a.m. in front of the Issaquah Trails Center: 

110 SE Bush Street
Issaquah, WA

This is the small yellow building that looks like a house at the end of a long parking area. We will walk to the trailhead from there.

Note: for anyone coming from Seattle, there is a Sound Transit 554 bus that can drop you off nearby at 10:03 am: 


We will walk to our main trail from the meeting place in Issaquah on a paved city trail and from there to our destination, Poo Poo point, an outcrop off of Tiger Mountain where on a clear day you can sometimes see paragliders launching. We'll stop there for lunch before heading back down the same way. Total mileage should  be about 8 for the day. 

Please note that the hike starts at our meeting point. We will walk a short urban trail to the main trailhead. Rather than taking the crowded Chirico Trail, we will take the longer and more scenic route up to Poo Poo Point. 


Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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