CHS 2 Hike - Poo Poo Point via High School Trail

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Poo Poo Point via High School Trail

Did you hear that? If you listen closely, you may still hear the ghostly whistle of the logging train going “poot-poot” that earned the summit its folksy name of Poo Poo Point. We will likely see trillium, bleeding heart, yellow violets, early spring flowers, as we meander up the trail. And if we are really lucky, we may see paragliders taking off, and may wish to take that same leap one day! CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Location: Issaquah High School in the North parking lot

Meeting Time:  7:45am   Boots on the Trail:  8:00am

 Directions:  Use google maps for directions to Issaquah High School. Take I-90 to (Exit 17) and head south on Front Street, through the picturesque old part of town. Turn left at the light at Sunset Way and in two blocks turn right on 2nd Ave SE. Use the middle lane to turn left into Issaquah’s parking lot.  Drive all the way to the end to the North parking lot and turn right.

 Parking Pass:  None required.

 Carpooling:  There is ample parking. However, please reach out to other participants on the roster who have indicated that they are willing to carpool to make arrangements.


Weather: Please check the local weather the night before and the morning of the hike at  NWS for Poo Poo Pt.   If the trail conditions and or the weather is unfavorable, the hike will be canceled or rescheduled for a different location.

Sturdy water-proof footwear and trekking poles are recommended.

 One porta-potty may be available near the parking lot by the stairs leading up to the tennis courts. It may be locked, so plan accordingly.

 Please bring small, energizing snacks that are easily consumed during our short 5-minute breaks that you can eat on the go! A treat will be provided during our bunch break, a well-deserved energizing GF treat as we relax at the summit.

 My co-leader, Phoebe, and I, are looking forward to sharing this 3.5-mile out and back hike with you. More details about this hike will be provided in the “Hello Hiker” email.


Poo Poo Point via High School 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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