Day Hike - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail


Day Hike - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Preference to Tacoma Hikers but anyone can join! Go to Poo Poo Point via the Issaquah High School Trail. Little less crowded trail and you will definitely see some paragliders on a pretty day.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 miles per hour

For those South Sounders, meet at the South Federal Way Park and Ride at 8am and we will consolidate into cars as appropriate.  All other meet at the Issaquah  High School at 9am.

South Federal Way P&R address:  901 S 348th St., Federal Way, WA, 98003.   To get there just get off 142 Exit on I-5 and west on 348th St. for about 1 mile. Then the P&R is on your left. 

Issaquah High School address:  700 2nd Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027.  Go on I-90 and take Exit 18, then go onto E Sunset Way towards center of Issaquah.  Turn left onto 2nd Ave SE.   Drive until you see the high school on your left. Go into the entrance, take the first right and then again a right to go into the front parking lot that is right on 2nd Ave SE.   

This is a great hike on a trail for both hikers and horses although horses rarely use it.  We will get to Poo Pool Point after 3.75 miles or so and then just enjoy the view and lunch/snack.  There are often paragliders to watch which is a lot of fun.  There will be an optional hike of about 0.5 miles  total to another paraglider take off point if it is a nice day and there are no paragliders on the actual Poo Poo Point.  

There is no bathroom at the trailhead so stop prior at a gas station if you wish.  If not there is always the woods!  There is a pretty nice typical Washington State Park bathroom (a toilet seat over a hole) at Poo Poo Point.


Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials + #11!

  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
  11.  Leader to send out email to all participants prior to hike with more details.
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