Day Hike - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

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Day Hike - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Join the Tacoma Singles Activities Committee on a hike to Poo Poo Point in the Issaquah Alps via the quieter and longer High School Trail, about 8 mi RT and 1858 ft. elevation gain. Hopefully we'll get lucky and see some paragliders taking off! *Single people of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate, but any and all are welcome.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,858 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,021 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2mph

We'll meet in the Issaquah High School parking lot (700 2nd Ave SE, Issaquah) at 10am.  No parking pass required.  From there, we'll walk to the trail entrance off of 2nd Ave SE.   

Restrooms won't be accessible at the school, but nearby Squak Valley Park or Issaquah Community Center have public restrooms available.  There is also a Clivus toilet near the top of the trail.

There will be an optional post-hike stop at the Issaquah Rogue Brewhouse (35 W Sunset Way, Suite C, Issaquah), just a 5-minute drive from the high school.

We'll hike to popular Poo Poo point, an outcrop off of Tiger Mountain where on a clear day you can sometimes see paragliders launching.  The goal is to avoid weekend crowds by taking  the quieter and longer High School Trail  (instead of the Chirico trail). 

The trail has some steep sections, but we'll be hiking at a comfortable pace (1.5-2mph) so as to keep it manageable for moderate difficulty.  We'll stop at the top for lunch before heading back down the same way. Total mileage should be about 8 for the day, and total hiking time will likely be between 4-5 hours, depending on the needs and pace of the group.

Click here to read the WTA description of this hike:

https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/poo-poo-point 

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Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail


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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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