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

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

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

Enjoy this late afternoon hike while the days are long! 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 from the Issaquah lowlands to the Olympics and Mt Baker, and watch paragliders take off from Poo Poo Point. This hike will apply toward your GoHike Series graduation!

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

We will meet at 4PM at the Chirico Trailhead.  Note that parking for this hike is limited. Please do not park where signs say 'no parking' or you will risk being towed. Google map location https://goo.gl/maps/d3VU5YLwgKmrA7ta7

The Mountaineers do not recommend carpooling outside your household at this time.

For this GoHike series hike, we will tackle the challenging and rewarding Chirico Trail to Poo Poo Point. If weather permits, the views at the top will be stunning! This hike is an out and back hike with all the elevation gain coming on the way to the top and then losing all the elevation on the way back down. We will target a pace of 2 miles per hour, which I find is a challenging pace for this elevation gain. Please consider the pace and elevation before signing up for this hike. The trail is well maintained and is primarily made of stone steps and dirt footpath to the top, the trail is narrow so we will be single file the majority of the time. There is also a restroom at the top.

Special Note on Elevation: We will gain ~1650 feet of elevation on this hike with a steady pace of 2.0 miles per hour. Please consider the elevation gain, time of year (it may be hot in the afternoon), and your comfort level when you register for this hike to ensure that you are able to hike this mileage, elevation, and speed. 

We will follow The Mountaineers Covid-19 protocols and every participant will be asked to agree to the Covid-19 Code of Conduct in order to register.


Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

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