June Hikes: 3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain - Squak Mountain/Bullitt Fireplace

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

June Hikes: 3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain - Squak Mountain/Bullitt Fireplace

This hike counts toward your monthly required GoHike course hike for June. *Note: Meet at Mountainside Drive Trailhead on north side of Squak Mountain.*

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,363 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2 mph

Meet at ***Mountain View Trailhead*** at 5:30 pm. After introductions and discussion of group goals and trail conditions, we will plan to start hiking by 5:45 pm. Goal is to be back by 8:30 pm or so.

From I-90 (Exit 17) in Issaquah, head south on Front Street through the picturesque old part of town. At the traffic light at Sunset Way, turn right. In 0.2 miles cross SE Newport Way, then bear left onto Mountain Park Blvd SW. This street changes direction abruptly several times. In about 0.7 miles bear left onto Mountainside Dr SW. In about 0.3 miles, where the street makes a very sharp turn to the left, pull into the small parking area on the right. There is room for about six cars here.

Discover Pass required.

From the trailhead, the Bullitt Fireplace Trail heads steadily uphill. Along the way you will pass signed junctions with several other trails. Stay on the Bullitt Fireplace Trail and it will take you to the cabin site.

We will hike at 1.5 - 2 mph as a group, with periodic stops as needed. We will spend a few extra minutes at the Bullitt Fireplace.

Full details will be emailed shortly after registration closes on May 31. In the interim please contact the leader with any questions: BMPeacock@aol.com.


Squak Mountain: Bullitt Fireplace Access

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


  1. Navigation: map, altimeter, compass, [GPS device], [PLB, satellite communicator, or satellite phone], [extra batteries or battery pack]
  2. Headlamp: plus extra batteries
  3. Sun protection: We will mostly be in shade, but you should be aware of your own sensitivity to sunlight and protect accordingly.
  4. First aid: including foot care and insect repellent (if required)
  5. Knife: plus repair kit
  6. Fire: matches, lighter and tinder, or stove as appropriate
  7. Shelter: carried at all times (can be a lightweight emergency bivy)
  8. Extra food: beyond minimum expectation
  9. Extra water: beyond minimum expectation, or the means to purify
  10. Extra clothes: sufficient to survive an emergency overnight
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