Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Hike 4 miles round trip, gaining 1,650 feet of elevation on the Chirico 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 right onto Front Street. Reach a gravel parking lot on the left in approximately 3 miles from I-90. Between May and October, this parking lot can be crowded with both hikers and paraglider pilots.

Public transportation - TRAILHEAD DIRECT

On weekends and designated holidays, Trailhead Direct takes riders to three hiking destinations: Mount Si, Issaquah Alps, and Mailbox Peak. All buses are run by King County and regular fares apply, just like in the city. By establishing this service, Trailhead Direct aims to increase accessibility to local trails, limit vehicle congestion in trailhead parking lots, and reduce carbon emissions. If you will have a group of more than 10 people, please fill out this form to reserve seating.

on the trail

Hike the Chirico Trail (aka Pilot's Trail) 1.9 miles to the south launch and another 0.1 mile to the north launch.

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: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft
  • 1,880 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S
Activities

Upcoming Activities

CHS 2 Hike - Poo Poo Point

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph) to Poo Poo Point (8.0
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Mar 24
Seattle Branch

CHS 1 Hike - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph) starting from the East Sunset
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sun, Jun 6, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration opens May 26
Seattle Branch

CHS Tacoma June Hikes - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
No Prerequisites
9 participants
Registration opens May 15
Tacoma Branch

CHS Tacoma June Hikes - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sun, Jun 20, 2021
No Prerequisites
9 participants
Registration opens May 15
Tacoma Branch

GoHike Hiking Trip - 4-8 miles, <2,000 feet gain - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
Enjoy this after-hours hike while the days are long! 4 miles round trip, gaining 1,650
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Jul 23
Foothills Branch
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