Squak Mountain Fireplace Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Issaquah, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
I would consider this more of a moderate trail as it's constant uphill to the fireplace. It's nice and quiet for a Friday morning walk/hike.
Nicely maintained trail and easy to find. I would definitely say this is a moderate intensity trail. Especially for the last .6 before you get to the fireplace. No views at the top, but it was cool to see the fireplace.
No people and a beautiful peaceful trail. Stopped at "Debbies View" were there is a great view of Rainer, other than that deep lush forest and a couple places were there was a creek for my pup to play in! ;) Easy to get lost or mixed up at the trail intersections so pay attention!
Challenging on the final 1/4 but a major letdown at the summit with weak views and an telco tower 'buzzin'
5/14/2016 (Saturday) - This should be the easiest trail for going up to the upper part of Squak Mountain, because it starts from a high elevation as compared with other trailheads. The trail is broadest and in the best condition as compared with others. I think the Bullitt family should mainly use this path to go to their house, which now only leaves its fireplace as the landmark on the mountain. It is gently graded and has a good draining condition. The trailhead has a map produced by King County. About a dozen of cars can be parked there.