West Tiger Mountain Railroad Grade


Day Hike - Poo Poo Point from High Point Trailhead

A fun loop hike from Tiger Mountain TH to Poo Poo Point, returning via another route for variety. This hike will cover an interesting & easy traverse of the Gap Creek canyon bowl on the way to Poo Poo Point, where we may catch a view of the paragliders. Mentored hike for new hike leader.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,058 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

7:30am at Tiger Mountain Trailhead (47.52956, -121.99555), located at the west end of SE 79th St, Issaquah (labeled "Highpoint Trailhead" in Google Maps). Discover Pass required. Please arrive a few minutes early and be geared up and ready to hike by 7:30am. We'll leave by 7:45 if there are any no-shows.

A great workout at 7.1 miles round trip and 1,600' total elevation gain, targeting 4-5 hours. Most of the elevation gain is in the first 2 miles. On the way up we'll follow the Nook, Upper Section Line, and West Tiger Railroad Grade Trails through the Gap Creek canyon traverse. At Poo Poo Point we'll have a 10-minute break for snacks & views, then return via Poo Poo Point Trail. Note: Sections of this hike are steep and may include snow or ice - participants must carry and be comfortable using microspikes. Hiking poles optional.

This hike will happen rain or shine, unless there is severe weather predicted.

Planned route, including elevation profile (Gaia seems to overestimate the total gain): https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=11.9/-122.0255/47.5169&pubLink=0m5rjro0HPulKIWh1RRY7n0p&trackId=bc522cbb-486d-4ea1-882b-80fceb6ef55d


West Tiger Mountain Railroad Grade

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

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


  • Microspikes
  • Discover Pass (one per vehicle, for parking at the trailhead)
  • Ten Essentials should include special attention for winter conditions (e.g., extra emergency warm clothing)
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