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.
I mean that's ok to hike bur If u are expecting something to see at the top that is definitely a wrong hike for u. Because at the top u are gonna just see couple of huge antennas. But I love the trail and also it is not to crowded this time of the year. Have fun.