Talus Rocks Loop is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Issaquah, WA that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Was fun for me.
Great nature scene.
Such a fun hike! Kids loved the caves! I took a dog, 4 year old and 2 seven year olds. Everyone did great! Will do it again!
Graet trail, kids loved the caves.
The signage is very poor, come with a map a good directions.
Great hike. Nicely shaded. Fun to walk through the cave. Dogs liked it too!
We went up following the talus trail and went down the nook trail to make a loop. Nice walk and the caves are interesting!
Fun trail! From the trailhead, we took Bus trail to
Nook, and then looped back around after exploring the caves. The caves are super fun. Follow signs for Talus and stay on Nook until you get to the main cave. Explore around there for some other fun sights to see :)
Lovely! Harder than we imagined, but absolutely worth it! All of us are inexperienced hikers and wore tennis shoes and were fine! The caves were stunning! Had a picnic lunch at the highest point.
Beautiful hike! We saw the cave. It looked like it went back a bit but didn't have the nerve to find out!
The hike was a fairly easy hike good for all levels the trail was a little muddy but that's expected during this time of year quick and easy not a whole lot to see for a view but had a couple waterfalls and caves would recommend and do it again!
It was a good hike, we brought our 2 dogs. It had a few areas that seemed washed out by the recent storms that we have had (in comparison to the pictures posted) the waterfall was really neat.
A nice short hike. Was a good intro for our 4 month old pup. One minor washout but nothing to worry about.
(Nov. 4th, 2015)
Easy and quick like most trails in and around the Tiger Mountain spiderweb, the Talus Rock shunt hike boasts one of the neater pile of boulders and above-ground caves you're likely to find. It also tends to be empty, as it was for us today. Sometimes a fun morning isn't about trekking to the mightiest peak's summit.
Nice, quick hike. Mossy rock formations with cave at the top. You have to jump a small wooden fence assuming accessing the cave is prohibited but everyone does it anyway. Bring head lamp if you intend to explore the cave.
As another person mentioned the signage for the trail is a little poor, since you start off on another trail from the parking lot and then eventually turn onto this trail. If you follow the tracks on here with the app you'll be fine. There were a couple of trees over the trail, but they were easy to climb over. Part of the trail also had a slide, but it was still easy to cross since it was dry. It was slightly cool the day I went, so I had absolutely no problem with bugs or mosquitoes.
I ventured up yesterday with my husband and our 10-year old pup. We loved it. It was fairly busy for a Friday morning/afternoon. I was worried we would be hiking with others, which initially bummed me out (I leave the city to get away from people!). But we ended up alone the whole hike, only passing single or double hikers now and then, often with other dogs. The climb to the top was steady and steep and got our hearts pumping- but if we could do it, anyone can. The forest was lush and beautiful. It was a (mostly) clear day and had rained the day before, but the trail was only muddy in a few parts. The best part was finding the caves! We love to adventure and explore, so finding them for us was easy. They were incredible. I would probably go again. Moderate hike, 1.5-2 hours.