Squak Mountain State Park is a 1,545-acre, day-use park just outside of Issaquah and a short 15-minute drive from Seattle. The forested park features miles of trails in wilderness solitude for both equestrians and hikers alike.
I like hikes with there's no people around, so this one was pretty good. Pretty good uphill to tire you out a little bit, especially towards the end of my hike. I went about 3 1/2 miles up to some fireplace sort of near the top. It was snowy all around and a pretty tiring hike if you take it fast. Trees everywhere, the trail is very easy to follow, even in the snow. Great for my first hike in Washington.
too cold to cross the creek so we went back over the bridge towards the Y and headed parrell with the service road. hit a T in the road and went left to the top looped back around and came down service road when we got to the top 5mile trip ! perfect weather conditions today , horse poop but it was frozen.
12/16/2016 (Friday) -- This is the coldest day since winter began, but it is mostly sunny. Mud is frozen so the trail gives good traction for treading. I decided to go back to a "real" trail for the first time after my knee was sprained nearly 4 months ago. I felt good, just some minor strained feeling on the leg. It's not busy in a cold day for a popular trail.
this trail is gorgeous for a fall hike , did the small interpertive trail to warm , followed may valley loop but continued to the top thru many inclines and bridges , the last trek to central peak from the backside is intense , be prepared. followed the gravel road down , total elevation 2300ft and 5.9mile loop.
Quiet beautiful hike to the peak however don't expect a look out, it telephone poles. It's a great route to traverse and detox, ponder, run, walk. We only stumbled upon signs for phil's trail almost to the peak. We kept to central peak trail. We walked the road back. Dog friendly