Squak Mountain East Ridge is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Issaquah, WA that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
The trails on the northeastern side of Squak Mountain may be most rarely used, so some sections have become narrow and are covered by dense undergrowths, but these trails were built with great efforts in the past, most still in good condition, especially the switchbacks of the East Ridge Trail. From Sunrise PL trailhead to Central Peak, the distance is about 2.8 miles. The last 0.5 mile is Summit Trail, which is quite steep. The grading of Old Griz trail between the peak and East Side trail is less steep.
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.
Not a bad hike. If you choose to summit Squak the last half mile is the toughest part of this trail. Pretty lightly used.
5/25/2016 (Wednesday) - Solo, 8:20-12:50, cloudy, 55-60, 7 miles. I took East Ridge Trail up to the Central Peak, starting from Sunrise PL trailhead. The trails on the northeastern side may be most rarely used and maintained among all trails on Squak Mountain. Some sections have become very narrow and covered by dense undergrowths. The switchbacks of East Ridge Trail are the best and more pleasant section, with views from the gaps of the straight trees.