CHS 2 Hike - Poo Poo Point

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Poo Poo Point

An Issaquah Alps classic! We'll hike to Poo Poo Point via the High School Trail. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,850 ft

Meet by 8:30 a.m. at Northgate Transit Center (northeast corner of parking lot). We will carpool to the trailhead from here. 

We will park in historic Issaquah near the police station (where there is ample free parking) 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

  • Red Marker
    47.499962, -122.022271
    47.4999622343 -122.022271156
  • Red Marker
    47.499074, -122.008330
    47.4990741 -122.0083299
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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