Squak Mountain: Sycamore Access

Hike from the Sycamore Access Trail or the Squak Mountain Access Trail on the east side of Squak Mountain State Park. There are many out-and-back and loop variations.

Getting There

The Squak Mountain Access Trail is 1.9 miles one-way from the Issaquah Trail Center Trailhead or 0.9 mile one-way from the trailhead on Sunrise Place. It ends at a junction with the East Ridge Trail and Sycamore Access Trail. The Sycamore Access Trail is a shorter (0.3 mile one-way) but steeper way to access the East Ridge Trail. The Squak Mountain Access Trail is a gently rolling trail that travels through quiet wooded slopes before a bridge crossing over a ravine with a burbling creek. From here the East Ridge trail begins its long climb to higher points in the Squak Mountain park. The Squak Mountain Access Trail's neighborhood access points have no designated parking lot, no bathrooms facilities, and no parking pass is required. Please respect the neighborhood!

INFORMATION FOR LEADERS

permits

The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter. 

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • 2,025 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Cougar Mtn No. 203S
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Squak Mountain: Sycamore Access

Day Hiking Trip
Rising Up to Spring 2024 mini-conditioning series. Not for beginner hikers. This is one in
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Mar 13, 2024
No Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Mar 11
Foothills Branch
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Titles

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  • Squak Mountain Access Trail
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