CHS 1 Hike - Squak Mountain/Bullitt Fireplace

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Squak Mountain/Bullitt Fireplace

This hike on Squak Mountain (the second most westerly mountain in the Issaquah Alps) will take us to the former site of the Bullitt family cabin built in 1952, of which only the foundation and grand fireplace remain. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,830 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at 8:30 AM at the Bullitt Fireplace Trailhead, ready to hike. The most difficult part of the day will be winding through the neighborhood to find the trailhead! There are six parking spaces. Others will need to park on widened sections of the curvy mountain road. 

This is a well marked trail with a steady climb to begin with. No special equipment or technical skills required.


Squak Mountain: Bullitt Fireplace Access

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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