Chirico Trail to Poo-Poo Point is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and horses and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.8 miElevation gain1,660 ftRoute typeOut & back
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The Chirico Trail is a lovely spot conveniently located just off I-90 in Issaquah. After about 700 feet elevation, the noise from any roads nearly disappears and nothing but forest remains. 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. This is a popular site for hiking, paragliding and hang gliding. 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.

No permits needed, parking is free. (although scarce on weekends, when the trail and paragliding field get heavy use) Street parking is prohibited. Portable toilets and a picnic table in the parking lot.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources South Puget Sound Region Tel: 360.825.1631

Standard day-hiking gear is utilized and what is required will depend upon the day. In winter, the trail can be wet from rain or slippery with ice, depending on the weather. In summer, the trail is used more frequently and ofter users are found hiking up wearing shorts and t-shirts. Again, watch out of the pilots about to land as one enters the landing zone (LZ) at beginning and conclusion of the trail.

From Seattle, east on I-90 to exit 17, Front Street. Turn right off the freeway and travel 2.8 miles to the gravel parking area on the left. The trailhead is across the field.

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Debbie Marshall-Officer
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Fantastic pace & De-stresser! Sarted out 10:30am hoping to beat my time up to the top! 38:45 I think I did it! Met another mom in de stress mode at the top. Her name is Ann. If you read this Ann ... look me up!

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Debbie Marshall-Officer
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Zoe Marie
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Ken Wang
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Janeen Neal
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Pretty hood hike! Not too muddy and just the right and incline for a quick workout.

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Kirsten Morton
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Great local hike! I love to come to this trail for a good workout and that nature therapy

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Richard Clark
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Trail was clear of snow until after first launch area. Didn’t bother with spikes or poles, but it might of been helpful the last 100 yards.

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tony washington
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with all the snow today I picked a nearby mountain to avoid unnecessary driving. the lot had one car when I arrived and was covered with thick snow. the trail was fully covered with snow and I hiked with micros all the way up and down. I saw cougar tracks and since I was on my own that put me at unease a bit. the top was windy and snowy so get dresses properly if you want to enjoy it. the view was what you expect from a snowy day like today. I loved it but it was too short for my taste.

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Fuck Yo Couch
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Michael Vitousek
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ZJ Wang
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Nice little trail with snow at top

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Elly West
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Thais Monteiro
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Richard M
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John Erdinc
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Mel Palma
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Yana Denisenko
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A little bit muddy on some strides but much dryer then you'd expect after all the rains. Parking lot is usually full in the mid day, arrive early or later in the day. Moderate traffic, enough space but remember to give a way to upcoming traffic if going down

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Bill Fuerstenberg
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Nice conditions, a fair amount of traffic but plenty of space for everyone. Cloudy view but more visibility today than yesterday.

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Javi Pinedo
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Vadim Kovalyov
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Michael Chodykin
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Davis Raile
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Very Steep! Many people, but a good hike!

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Kelly Kramer
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A little muddy. Very rocky. Beautiful views up top! Quite crowded for the middle of the week.

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Rick Neff
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Ryan McClintock
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Great training hike, on trail by 5am on a Wednesday, back home for 7am calls, can’t be mad!

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Megan D
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Nice trail, very well maintained and decent level of challenge. The parking lot is easy to access and are from the main road. Awesome!

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Ken Wang
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