CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Squak Mountain: Bullitt Fireplace Access

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph). This semi-loop route takes us to Squak Mountain's West and Central Peaks, passes through the site of a former cabin owned by the Bullitt family and includes a side trip to check out Debbie's View.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,028 ft

Meet at Mountainside Dr TH at 9:30am. PLEASE follow these directions ... if you put "Bullitt Fireplace" into your driving navigation app, it will take you to the wrong place! 

Driving directions to meeting location (from WTA): 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. 

During this trip, we will practice map reading. Please bring a printed map: here's link to our route on a topo map -  There will pauses to consult the map and determine our location and terrain.  If you are using Gaia GPS or another GPS app, you can download the route from this link -


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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