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

Poo Poo Point Trail is a popular destination in the Tiger Mountain State Forest, located in the Issaquah Alps. On the shoulder of West Tiger Mountain, this trail reaches heights that come with great views of Mount Rainier! The point is a popular launching pad for paragliders and hang gliders. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,960 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

We will meet in  Issaquah at 8:00 a.m.

Please park right in front of Issaquah City Hall (130 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027). There is ample free parking across the street. No parking passes are required. There are restrooms at the public pool about a 1/4 of a mile down the trail. We will walk to the trailhead on a short urban trail to the main trailhead which has very little parking. 

 After short introductions we will start our hike at 8:15! The hike should take us roughly 4 1/2  hours

We will hike together as a group! We will have a leader in the front and a sweep! We will make sure to have hourly breaks to eat and drink a little  to keep our energy up! It's really important and we want to get this down early in the season! Sometimes it helps to have a little snack pack in the front or easily reachable.  We will have a small lunch break at the turn around point, about 10 minutes. 

We suggest to bring about 2-3 liters of water, there are streams along the hike, but for time purposes, let's bring the water we need and not deal with water purification, which comes in handy for longer hikes a little later in the season. I also usually carry a smaller 16oz electrolyte water, especially for the beginning of the hike.

This hike has it all, streams, small waterfalls, bridges, views, many different mosses and ferns, it is a beautiful hike close to town!


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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