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Spring Training: Chirico Trail to Poo Poo Point

The Chirico Trail provides the shortest and easiest hike to two of the finest vistas anywhere in the Issaquah Alps, including spectacular Poo Poo Point. If the wind is right, we may see paragliders soaring off Poo Poo Point. At the extreme western end, however, an unusually steep drop-off at Poo Poo Point provides good views and a great place for dinner. Views overlook Issaquah, Lake Sammamish, and Tiger Mt 2 and 3.

Length: 1.8 miles one way
Variety: Out and back
Elevation Gain: 1650
Difficulty: moderate
Trail Open to: Hikers, Dogs on Leash
Passes Permits: None
Maps: Green Trails #204S Tiger Mountain

Driving Directions: I-90, exit 17 south, go through Issaquah on Front Street, which turns into Issaquah-Hobart Road. 3 miles South of town you’ll see an open field on the left, with the parking lot for the paragliders’ field.

This is a rain or shine hike, so be prepared for Spring weather (rain, shine, wind all in the same day). Bring dinner and your camera also. These are some of the best views around Issaquah.

 



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  • Lee J.

    Had fun! Nice meeting all of you. A special thank you to the nice police officer. Ha ha!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The hike was a blast and the people were so much fun to hang out with. I can't wait to do another hike with this group :)

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • JUJU

    Hike with awesome people-:):)

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Tina H

    Didn't get my project done. Gotta bail. : (

    May 17, 2013

  • Tamara

    I thought I would be able to leave work in time, but I am not sure I can get there in time.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any carpool options here? I am in Seattle and last time took the bus to Issaquah transit center.....

    May 14, 2013

    • Lee J.

      downtown works for me. we're going to want to beat the traffic, so let me think about specifics. i'll get back to you a little later

      1 · May 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lee - I won't have internet until the hike - if you're still going can you text me where to meet you?[masked]

      May 17, 2013

  • Lauren

    Sorry, I misread the time. No way I could make it from work to the TH in time. Hopefully I can come another time!

    May 17, 2013

  • Brent D.

    Good chance we will see some rain tonight. Plan accordingly.

    May 17, 2013

  • Brianna

    Something came up at work. Lame.

    May 16, 2013

  • Bonnie

    I need to cancel. Work got in the way.

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like a fun hike and view looks cool would love to go :)

    May 15, 2013

  • Steven

    I plan to be up flying paragliders that day and I will watch for the group. If anyone wants to join me for a tandem flight down let me know.

    May 13, 2013

    • JUJU

      I would join if it is not difficult n not need a lot of money-/)

      May 14, 2013

    • Steven

      Tandem flights are $175/person and the pilots would meet you on top. This is, of course, weather permitting.

      May 15, 2013

  • Phoebe

    Steven- What sort of experience/skill is required of a paragliding passenger? I've never...,but I've always wanted to....

    May 13, 2013

    • Steven

      No experience required. Just be below 240 lbs :-)

      May 14, 2013

  • Brent D.

    Oh ya, I forgot to mention, I'm going to the Issaquah Brewhouse afterward for a beer. You are invited.

    1 · May 13, 2013

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