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.



  • 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
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S

Upcoming Activities

Climbing Conditioner - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Climbing Clinic
Conditioner for Kari and Nick's SIG
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Wed, Jan 26, 2022
No Prerequisites
5 participants 1 leader
Registration closes Jan 24
Seattle Branch

Climbing Conditioner - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Climbing Clinic
Conditioner for McCarthy-Johnson SIG. Seattle or Foothills Basic students may sign up after March 11.
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Wed, Mar 9, 2022
No Prerequisites
2 participants
Registration closes Mar 7
Seattle Branch

Seattle Junior MAC Hike - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Youth Youth activity: Junior MAC
Join us for a day of hiking!
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, Apr 2, 2022
11 participants 3 chaperones
Registration closes Mar 31
Seattle Branch

CHS Tacoma April 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: Moderate
Sat, Apr 9, 2022
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration opens Mar 15
Tacoma Branch

Field Trip Day - Poo Poo Point

Youth Field trip: Summer Camp - Ropes and Rocks
Field trip during Ropes and Rocks Week.
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Wed, Jun 22, 2022
No Prerequisites
30 participants 14 instructors
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
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