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I was super excited to see all the views with water, but sadly the water was all dried out. It’s got really pretty tree views, cool little bridges, and it’s a decent work out. We ended up getting lost and took an extra 2 miles some where off the trail lol but it was alright just more excersize and pretty views for us! Also, when you get to the “top” there’s no real view to look forward to. Not a bad hike at all, I’ll retry in the fall when I can see the water but if your looking for a view at the top, you won’t find it here.

This is my go-to trail. No discover pass required and its close to my home. Its short enough to be completed within 2 hours, but has enough elevation to get a good cardio workout.

At the first viewpoint, you face south and should see Mt Rainier. On a clear day like today, I should've been able to see it. However, I haven't seen any traces of Mt Rainier for a while now. I'm guessing its due to the smoke caused by wildfire.

The second viewpoint is much better with N and NW views. This is the paragliding launchpoint.

A great hour and a half to 2 hour loop! Enough work to keep it interesting, but never too much a challenge to not be fun.

hiking
8 days ago

For those looking to go to Poo Poo point via an easier trail, take the Chirico Trail that ends in the same spot and has a lot more parking and is 50% of the length. 6.8 miles is longer than you think - do bring a lot of water and good shoes. Both this and Chrico are rated as moderate, but you can bring beginners on the Chirico Trail to Poo Poo point, this is certainly not a beginner trail.

The view is the big payoff, the hike not so much. You should choose this hike only if you are looking for a workout as the trail is not that great except for the bridge.

hiking
10 days ago

Very first Hike and went solo, went well, mild traffic up and down, people were nice, pretty light in my opinion but the view at the top was phenomenal! Highly recommend for beginners/pretty quick hike

hiking
11 days ago

nice view, lots of people on trail. can go parachuting from top.

Nice hike with a good view at the end. Good view of Seattle on a clear day.

hiking
12 days ago

Relatively easy /moderate trail. Great family hike. start early in the morning to avoid traiffic.

hiking
13 days ago

Went on this hike on July 21. We started at the highschool because the parking lot was completely full. By 9am. This was harder than I thought. The trail was a constant incline, and hardly any switch backs, which in my option, makes for more of a difficult hike. Trail was Well marked and maintained. Bonus we got to watch paragliders.

Well maintained trails. Camping practically on the beach. Most of the walking trails are very sandy. Wide enough for horseback riding. The WTA is building a new trail now, July 2018.

took my kiddos on this trail last weekend and it was GORGEOUS... no open views or waterfalls but worth the hike... definitely don't recommend during wet weather as when u are coming down the trail it is very mussy and slippery... our group ages ranged from 2 1/2 to 9 for our kids and wasn't too tough of an incline going up the trail... definitely not "easy" trail and more moderate for unskilled hikers

Lovely forest amble that requires patience to navigate. There are many offshoots. I would recommend using Google Maps. The loop back from the beach was impassable due to blackberry vines.

mountain biking
20 days ago

Novice mountain biker but above average athleticism... Went on a clear day and had spectacular views of Mount Rainier, beautiful Bremerton, and Seattle on the horizon . Ascent was a killer on a bike but the descent was a little more challenging than I thought it would be, especially on the lose gravel. Hikers all moved aside and were friendly. Came close to running into two other bikers though so use those bells!!!

trail running
23 days ago

Fantastic hike! Only 1 car in lot when we arrived at 8:00am on a Saturday!
Highly recommended for beginners ad well as advanced climbers who may want to run the trail.
No big view ending but a beautiful trail with lots of cool spots -
Entered by Jim Whittaker trailhead and ended thru Gombu trail
Total time took about 2 hours -totally took our time and took advantage of MANY photo opportunities. Total miles 3.80
I will return to add on to the trail by one of the many add on trails available.

crouded, but good

Bummed out. Went here to check out the hike and it requires a discovery pass to park and use the trail. Just FYI get the discovery pass before you go! Otherwise ill be checking it out sometime.

This hike is tougher than others make it sound. I would do this again, earlier or later. I went at 7 AM and it was still crowded. Gushing with people when we came back and tons of people who didn't pick up their dog poop! The trail even provides bags at the bottom. It was cloudy so I didn't get to experience much on top. Perfect for those who are in the city to get away, but I wouldn't drive more than 1 hour to do this hike. The bonus is that you MAY get to see paragliders.

Nice trail. Saw one post that it was not well marked, but only found that to be true near the top where trail changed names. Rated a 4 b/c we ran into dirt bikers on trial, not real the reason I hike.

hiking
30 days ago

Tougher than we thought it would be. Constant elevation gain. Nice trail though and it was fun to watch the paragliders taking off at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Great well-maintained trail, fantastic views from the top.

extremely hard trail. very slick at points. not recommended for beginners. You can do it, but start early.

I was the only person Tues @ 6 AM. My GPS shows I walked about 3.5mi, in about 1.5hrs. The trail is a bit steep but not too challenging (for a moderately fit 25y/o, female) and well maintained.
There is no big view overlook but this trail makes for a lovely walk in the forest without having to drive too far from the city.

Nice & easy.

I like this one because it's only about 20 minutes from my apartment, and it's enough to get a really good workout in the woods. Well marked trail, lush forested area... a fine place to walk it off! As a bounus - it connects to other trails all over the mountain, so you can cover a LOT of ground depending on how much time you've got to explore.

Beautiful hike! Like others have said, it could be better marked in some places, but otherwise offers beautiful views.

First 3/4 of the hike is under forest cover - nothing much to see. If you have a clear day, the view payoff at the end is worth it! There is a steady incline, but nothing too steep. Lots of rocks and roots. We passed horses, motor bikes, mountain bikes and other hikers - all were polite and courteous.

Not easy to find the starting point. We went up to poo poo point from high school (3.8 miles) and returned via chirico trial (1.7 miles). Nice views of the area and mount Rainier. Also it was nice to see someone paragliding from poo poo point.

Great trail, seeing gliders glide was a good view

Good gentle walk, but not much to see. We didn’t see any waterfalls and the trail ended on a gravel road under the crackling power lines.

Beautiful trail and views. Bottom half is flat and wooded and upper half is more steep and does not have tree coverage. Could be better marked.
Fun to see horses on the trails.

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