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Poo Poo Point- Chirico Trail

Difficulty: Moderate (Steep)

Distance: 4 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft

No Guests everyone needs to be a member

Dogs: No

Pace: moderate

Driving Time: 1hr one way

Please bring Gas money for drivers $10 suggested, bag for muddy boots and the 10 essentials

I leave on time.  Please arrive 10 min before 8:00 am. We will  leave promptly at 8 am.

Disclaimer: We will be in the wilderness. Serious injury or death can occur. I am not a professional guide, by attending this hike you are assuming responsibility for your own personal safety and I can not be held responsible.

Description from Backpacker Magazine:

Christened "Poo Poo Point" by guidebook author and activist Harvey Manning, in honor of the “poo poo” sound made by loggers' steam whistles, this grassy perch in Tiger Mountain State Forest offers postcard views across the Issaquah Alps. From the parking area near the paraglider landing field, hike southeast on Chirico Trail toward the base of the mountain. After 300 yards, the climb begins on a narrow (and sometimes muddy) trail that ascends quickly through lush, mossy forest.

After a mile, the trail merges onto an old logging road and continues climbing northeast to the first of two grassy launch sites used by hang- and paragliders. Take in the expansive views before finishing off the climb—from here its only 0.3 mile to Poo Poo Point, the primary gliding launch site. At the top, savor sweet views of Squak Mountain, Cougar Mountain, and Lake Sammamish to the northwest and Mount Rainer to the southeast before retracing your route to the trailhead.


TO TRAILHEAD: Take I-90 E to exit 17. Turn right onto Front St. (becomes Issaquah-Hobart Rd.). In 3 miles, turn left into a parking lot that borders a large, grassy field.


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  • Laura

    Great day and company

    May 1, 2013

  • Savanah F.

    I was really enjoy hike with new friends. Thanks meetup

    May 1, 2013

  • Janet

    Nice quick hike with 2 great vistas! Great to meet everyone!

    May 1, 2013

  • Savanah F.

    How can I know who is the leader at the parking lot?

    April 30, 2013

    • Laura

      I will be in a gray sonata with hiking poles near trunk

      April 30, 2013

  • Savanah F.

    Hello, I am newer, Am I reserve this spot?

    April 30, 2013

  • Richard G

    Laura, i will go if we get a couple others. I was suppose to hike tomorrow but not sure about that yet.

    April 29, 2013

  • Laura

    We should be back before 3, but I can't guarantee that.

    April 28, 2013

  • Lucia

    when are you thinking of being back ?

    April 28, 2013

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