Squak Mountain: Sycamore Access


Day Hike - Squak Mountain: Sycamore Access

Winter Conditioning Hike. Open to all Mountaineers members! Transit accessible hike up a nice switchback trail to the highest summit on the mountain.

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft
  • Pace: 2 to 2.5 mph

Meet at  10:15 a.m. at 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 take the East Ridge Trail toward the summit and form a long loop using the Summit Trail, the Central Peak Trail, the Bullet Fireplace access trail and some city streets. Squak is a maze of trails so we will stick together as a group. 

For those who are interested, we can stop in town for refreshments after the hike. 

Please note:

  • Approximately 2.6 miles of the planned route is on city streets, including a small stretch with no sidewalk.  

Squak Mountain: Sycamore Access

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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