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 after-hours hike while the days are still long enough! 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 can apply toward your GoHike Series graduation!

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft

Meet at 5PM at the Chirico Trailhead.  Note that parking is limited and do not park where signs say 'no parking' or you WILL be towed!  Google map location https://goo.gl/maps/d3VU5YLwgKmrA7ta7

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

Starting at the Chirico trailhead parking lot near the paraglider landing area, you'll start by climbing the steep, forested hillside over many stone steps that have been painstakingly laid by volunteers over decades like an elaborate puzzle.    The lovely forest and the grade continue  to the South Launch Viewpoint at about 1.6 miles with an unobstructed view of Mount Rainier, clouds permitting.  Then continue on another quarter mile, gaining 140 feet, and reach Poo Poo Point and its North Launch Viewpoint.  Enjoy a snack or lunch while watching the paragliders take off!  There is a restroom nearby.

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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