trail running


kid friendly


Squak Mountain State Park is a 1,545-acre, day-use park just outside of Issaquah and a short 15-minute drive from Seattle. The forested park features miles of trails in wilderness solitude for both equestrians and hikers alike.

This was my first hike with my boyfriend last month and my dog who loves going on hikes a lot!! We had a wonderful time hiking, but unfortunately someone broke his window and stole his gym back that fortunately only had workout clothes. Luckily there was nothing else gone but definitely NO security cameras like the signs say. If this hiking trail was safe for cars to park I would definitely do it again!!

I normally love this hike but here is currently a wasp/yellow jacket on the trail (Gumbo Cliff side). Hiking with a party of 4, the vibration of our feet were enough to aggravate them. Multiple people got stung and the bee followed us for about a mile. I would recommend staying on Whittaker (left side) and just do up and back for the time being.

It was a nice walking trail. Super empty and peaceful. The fireplace was neat. Highly recommend if you wake up on a Saturday at 12 and need a quick hike that's close to Seattle.

18 days ago

21 days ago

This is a good choice for a serious workout. Most the way to the peak is up and returning via Gombu Cliffs brings the total to about 5 miles. Many giant erratics made the hike interesting. Surprisingly enough for a weekday afternoon on a fairly steep trail, I ran into several trail runners getting their exercise. Care is needed on descent since steep slopes plus sand on rocks makes for a few slippery places - take your poles.. Returning via Gombu Cliffs, continue West at its end to return to the Whittaker Peak loop. Don't forget to sign the log at the top.

If you are expecting a view on the trail head, you probably will be disappointed. However if you only want to do some exercise this would be a good one.

Great hike today! Fun uphill! Beautiful green forest all around! Note - there's not a view/outlook from the top! Just a sign and bench!