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
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 Winter weather (rain, shine, wind all in the same day).
We should be back to the cars about 11:30 a.m.