High Point Trail

EASY 5 reviews

High Point Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Issaquah, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.4 miles 272 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


horseback riding



wild flowers

From Seattle, east on I-90 to exit 20. Turn right off the ramp and take your first right onto an unmarked road (couldn't find the street sign). The trail head is about a half mile down the road on the left hand side. It is marked and there is a gravel pull in.

5 months ago

6 months ago

4/1/2016 (Friday) -- This is a solo venture to W Tiger #1 beginning from High Point from 10:00 to 12:30 up by sequentially taking High Point, Dwight's, Lingering, TMT, W Tiger RR, Preston up, a short part of Bootleg to the service road, then down from WT2 to TMT, K-3, TMT (crossing the awesome Murat's bridge), and back to High Point (13:00 - 14:45). It's a pleasant sunny day, cool in woods, 58-68F, beautiful panoramic views at both sides of #1, light traffic, good trail conditions (only High Point being wet and muddy, but not too bad). At the top of Preston Trail, there is a large stretch of felled trees that broke the trail (TW1 bypass and Bootleg). It's tricky to pass through the radio towers with fence and gates. I sat at the bench in front of the gate alone for 20 minutes of lunch, facing Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, Olympic peaks. Two weeks ago, I came to the same place, but I could not stay there because of the strong wind and had to move down to the rocky service road for lunch.

1 year ago

Nice trail. Easy walk not very difficult. Can hear the highway.

2 years ago

This trail is a nice walk, super easy. Runs right along a creek with some good spots to check out the water. There is a lot of highway noise.

If you're looking for a challenge to work up a bit of a sweat, this one alone won't do it. But as someone else mentioned, you take a detour and make your own loop with the Grand Ridge Trail (at the south end of it).

3 years ago

We did this in June 2012. Nice easy trail with kids. View of small lake and cool trees. Connects to a few higher elevation trails with good lookouts.