Chirico Trail to Poo-Poo Point

MODERATE 498 reviews

Chirico Trail to Poo-Poo Point is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1673 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is the shorter route to Poo Poo Point, beginning at the paragliding landing field rather than the high school several miles to the north. Popular site for hiking, paragliding and hang gliding The Chirico Trail is a lovely spot located just off of I-90 in Issaquah. It is conveniently located and after about 700 feet of elevation the noise from any roads disappears. It is easy to reach and leaves the user in the forest and forgetting how close I-90 and Highway 18 are for most of the trail. The south launch area allows the users to have lovely valley views while looking out over the top of the nudist colony. The north launch area of Poo-Poo Point allows the user to have lovely views of the Lake Sammamish and Issaquah.

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14 days ago

Definitely not a "moderate" trail. It's extremely difficult, uphill the entire way. Coming down, I slipped twice and also fell, face first into a rock that scraped my cheek and right shoulder and skinned both knees. Hiked a trail 2 days before this that was rated "difficult" and it was way easier and longer than this. I will now be in the market for a pair of hiking poles for my next adventure.

15 days ago

Rough day with all the wildfires and very limited view, not to mention air quality. Good hike and exercise if you only have 2-3 hours. Rock steps the first half of the hike were cool but I was happy to move past them. Last half of the hike is nice with a couple spots to show off what is normally a nice view. Bathrooms and picnic tables at the top.

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18 days ago

When does "hiking" become "mountain climbing"?

Very steep and rocky trail. Much much more difficult than "moderate."

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24 days ago

Great hike with two nice views towards the top and at the top. One of Rainier, the other of downtown Seattle.

hiking
26 days ago

Short but moderate hike. Rocky and relatively steep the first half of the hike but nothing too crazy. Our dog loved it, and was quite pooped after (or is it Poo-Pooped? Sorry). Be sure to keep going after the first clearing (south launch point), or you'll miss a spectacular view!

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