Poo Poo Point Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.9 miElevation gain2,063 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Poo Poo Point Trail is a great hike to Poo Poo Point on the shoulder of West Tiger Mountain within Tiger Mountain State Forest. The trail can be accessed from the Issaquah Alps trailhead where there is free parking. There is also parking at Issaquah High School. The trail starts off with a gentle incline but gets increasingly steeper the farther you go. The trail follows Many Creeks Valley and crosses several creeks. There is a nice bridge that crosses Gap Creek which makes for a good place to explore and take a break. The entire trail is under tree cover so you will never be directly in the sun. At the top, there are great views, especially at sunset. There are also two picnic tables, and there is a Clivus toilet. The point is a popular area for paragliding and hang gliding who use the peak as a launch point. You may see a paraglider landing on the point if you are lucky!

Take I-90 E to exit 17. Turn right onto Front St. (becomes Issaquah-Hobart Rd.). In 1.5 miles turn left onto 2nd Ave. Immediately on the right is a small gravel parking lot that is the trailhead.

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Paul Bourdeaux
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Trail was in good condition, but muddy throughout and snow capped at the top. Poles and microspikes required for the last 1/2 mile.

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Ken Wang
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Ankita Deshmukh
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HikingGreat!

Trail condition was good today. No snow. Less muddy. At the top, it was very windy though.

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Elizabeth Blowers
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2/15/21 8.15 miles 2,135’ gain This was an emotional event for both me and my dog. Snowed a ton the whole weekend and entire trail was thick slush, snow and ice. It made the elevation gain that much more challenging as it made the whole way up (and down) very slow. I had microspikes and all the right gear, didn’t make it any easier. Was all socked in at the top. Don’t take this trail lightly and be sure to go on a day it isn’t all snow. Trail is used by the local high school and trail runners, so in the right season it is incredibly well maintained and makes for good training.

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Monica Shekhar
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Ajith j
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Windy and blustery day - the storm clouds held off and the view from the top was worth it. Second half of the trail is a little muddy but I navigated it without micro spikes or crampons, so it was relatively easy.

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Prateek Shah
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nice morning hike. muddy in most areas and patches of slush/ice for last 0.5 mile. we were in hiking boots and were fine.

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Krista Marie
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The rain held off until I got back to my car. The trail was muddy in some spots and got pretty slushy towards the top. I didn’t have yaktraks or micro spikes on and was fine, but they wouldn’t be the worst to have the closer you get towards the top

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Terri C
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Siddhartha Singh
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Joe Joe
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Of course things are muddy this time of year and not those area are frozen in the colder temperatures today. Micros are necessary but will make trek back easier. Great hike for a late start or a family hike.

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Ken Wang
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Lisa Vipond
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Got an early start on the trail with Mabel this morning. The first half of the trail was in great condition and just slightly muddy here and there. Then about 1/2 way up the ground became icy and everything was snow covered. I had microspikes but put them on at the top for the way down. A great workout!

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Bettina Clowry
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Jake Smith
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Joy Wang
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kathy gates
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Great.... always well traffic but still nice.

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Morgan Shannon
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Bit muddy, but great conditions overall. Trail wasn’t too busy, but we got an early start. Just remember folks going uphill have the right of way. Saw tons of hikers barreling down the hill, without slowing down. Most wearing masks though so

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Lindsay Pickett
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Jake Smith
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Bill Fuerstenberg
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Nice out there, a bit muddy in places but passable. Not very crowded either. I enjoyed my time out.

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Jake Smith
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Faith Catlett
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HikingGreat!

A little muddy but no snow no ice pretty easy for a regular basis hiker

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