What we're about

This group features great hikes in the Seattle area that take advantage of our wonderful transit system to access the trails. Our meetups begin at transit stops that are easily accessible from most neighborhoods in Seattle and we will walk or ride the bus together to the trailhead from there. In most hikes, we will end at a different point from where we start and take a different bus back. This group will feature a wide variety of hikes from easy to difficult, urban to rural, and flat sidewalk to steep, rugged trail. If you want to go hiking, but don't want to drive, enjoy point-to-point hikes but want to avoid the hassles of car shuttles, or want to explore new areas of the Puget Sound transit system that you didn't even know existed, this group is for you!

Upcoming events (1)

Poo Poo Point -- First Day of Trailhead Direct!

Rainier Ave S & Mt Baker TC

Let's celebrate the return of Trailhead Direct for the 2019 season by accessing the Tiger Mountain area via trails that Trailhead Direct makes easy to get to. We'll start our hike from the Chirico Trailhead, and climb up the Chirico Trail to Poo Poo Point. This is on an open hillside that has views of Mt. Rainier, and is popular with paragliders. We'll break at Poo Poo Point for lunch and views and (hopefully) paraglider-watching. For the return trip, we'll take a different trail. We'll head north on the Poo Poo Point trail, but instead of our usual exit point back to Issaquah near the high school, we'll continue north toward Round Lake. If folks want, we can add a loop around Tradition Lake. We'll exit via the East Sunset Way Trailhead. The Chirico Trail is a little under 2 miles of fairly steep but well-constructed trail. Our way out is a gradual slope down, either 4 miles via Round Lake, or 5 miles via Tradition Lake. There is a short steep downhill section just as we exit to East Sunset Way. Elevation gain is 2000ft. Bring lunch to eat at Poo Poo Point, snacks for later. Bring plenty of water -- there is no water available at the trailheads or along the trails. The weather forecast for next week appears to be clearing as it approaches the weekend, but we won't have a forecast for the 20th til closer to that date. Depending on the weather there may be opportunities for scenic photography on the Chirico Trail and at Poo Poo Point. The other trails are under forest cover, so more amenable to macrophotography. Folks coming from the Seattle side will meet at the Mt Baker Transit Center at 10am. We'll be leaving from bay 2. Note if you are arriving on Link, the transit center is a block north and on the east side of Rainier Ave S. If you're coming from the Eastside, you might want to catch the bus at the Issaquah Transit Center, bay 5 -- recommend being there by 10:30am. Schedule: Meet Mt Baker Transit Center bay 2 - 10:00 AM Bus departs Mt Baker TC bay 2 - 10:11 AM Bus departs Issaquah TC bay 5 - 10:35 AM Arrive trailhead - 11 AM Arrive Poo Poo Point - 12:30 PM Arrive East Sunset Way Trailhead - 4:30 PM Arrive Mt Baker TC - 5:15 PM More information: https://trailheaddirect.org/issaquah-alps/ https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/poo-poo-point-chirico-trail https://www.issaquahwa.gov/index.aspx?nid=742

Past events (262)

Grand Tiger Traverse - 2nd attempt

Issaquah City Hall

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