Poo Poo Point via High School Trail

Hike 6.6 miles round trip, gaining 1,800 feet of elevation on the High School Trail to Poo Poo Point in the Tiger Mountain State Forest. Enjoy views of the Issaquah lowlands and paragliders from Poo Poo Point.

GETTING THERE

Take Exit 17 off of I-90 and turn south onto Front Street.To reach the northern trailhead, turn left at the light at Sunset Way and in two blocks turn right on 2nd Ave SE. In about 0.3 miles, turn left on SE Evans Street. The pavement ends beyond 4th Pl SE (watch for potholes). Follow SE Evans Street as it eventually bends sharply to the right and, beyond the Sportsmen's Club, dead ends at the trailhead. There is room for about six cars to park at the trailhead, and room for many more along the wide shoulders of the approaching street. There are no facilities here.

ON THE TRAIL

Follow the High School Trail for about a mile to the intersection with the Poo Poo Point Trail. Turn right and hike the Poo Poo Point Trail to the north and south viewpoints.

INFORMATION FOR LEADERS

Permits

  • Permits are required in this area for all fee-based (course-related) activities, regardless of group size.  Leaders may list trips at this route/place with the understanding that they need to verify that a permit has been obtained before running the trip (if required as outlined above). Permit applications are submitted to WA Department of Natural Resources annually in December. Please contact info@mountaineers.org with any additional questions. More details about permitting on WA DNR land as it applies to Mountaineers trips, as well as our current year Land Use License, can be found here.
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 6.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft
  • 1,928 ft
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