CHS 1 Hike - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

We'll hike the High School Trail which departs from downtown Issaquah. CHS hike led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,850 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

PLEASE READ: The Seattle Rock and Roll marathon will close several streets in and around downtown Seattle and neighborhoods to the north. Allow plenty of time to get around detours and for traffic. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. and will last well into the afternoon so expect traffic disruptions all day. Some roads will close as early as 4:30 a.m. that morning. 

More info:

Meet by  8 a.m. in front of Issaquah City Hall (130 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027). For those coming by car, carpools are encouraged (you can find people's contact information and carpool preferences by clicking on the roster on this page). There is free parking across the street. We will walk to the trailhead from here. 

We will park in historic Issaquah near the police station/city hall (where there is ample free parking across the street) and walk a short urban trail to the main trailhead (which has very little parking). Rather than taking the crowded Chirico Trail, we will take the longer and more scenic route up to Poo Poo Point. 


Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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