Poo Poo Point Trail

MODERATE 704 reviews

Poo Poo Point Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Issaquah, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1945 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

old growth

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, two picnic tables, and there is a Clivus toilet. The point is a popular area for paragliding and hang gliding and paragliders and hang gliders use it as a launch point and landing area. You may see a paraglider landing on the point if you are lucky!

15 hours ago

Good workout. Beautiful view from the top so don’t give up! Walking sticks help and be sure your shoes fit well or you will have sore toes coming down!

hiking
19 hours ago

Wonderful day for hiking. Beautiful view on top. Steep in places and a good workout but flat spaces in between so it’s not steady steep.

hiking
3 days ago

Definitely a moderate hike and mostly uphill although there are areas that are pretty flat. I went yesterday when it was very misty so I am not really sure of the view from the top, lol because I just saw a heavy mist that included a tease of what might be below. I would suggest wearing waterproof boots because there is a lot of muck on the trail as well as some water running down the trail in places.

I parked near the h.s. and from the 7 car parking lot by the hs trailhead it was 4.1 miles to poo poo point. Not too many people on the trail so it was a nice quiet hike. I will have to go back during the spring.

hiking
3 days ago

Arrived at the parking lot for High School Trail and The Rainier Trail at 11:45am. This small parking area is about a minute’s drive south of Issaquah High School. It only holds about six cars. All spots were full, but we luckily grabbed one of the three street parking spots near the lot. Reached Poo Poo Point at 2:10pm. Took a bit longer than expected since legs were a bit weak from previous day’s hike. Great views of Squak and Tiger Mountains. Started our descent back to the parking lot at 2:55pm and arrived before dark at 4:40pm. We had enough light and didn’t need our headlamps. Clocked 7.6 miles at 2,073 elevation gain, and it was a steady incline almost the entire way up. The hiking poles definitely helped with the incline and also provided stability for the slippery descent. There were a couple forks in the trailhead that were not marked so thankfully my downloaded map from AllTrails helped ensure we were on the right track. This trail also seemed popular for trail runners so be alert and kindly step aside as they run past. Have fun and enjoy!

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike- highly trafficked, but might be better on weekdays. View from top is a nice panoramic view but nothing spectacular. Many cute dogs.

hiking
9 days ago

Had a great time on this hike, good views and a good workout

backpacking
14 days ago

What an awesome day to start off the new year! Cold crisp sunny day. The trails are in decent shape for this time of year. A nice steady incline going up, good workout. It was a very busy trail, got to the point and there were tons of people. Some were cooking lunch and having champagne! It was great! Also, we were lucky to see someone take off paragliding! Awesome! Might want to try it myself. The trek back down was fast going and good terrain. Saw a few other trails, might try next time. Not sure if it’s alway that busy or due to the holiday? Still, will do again. Wonderful day!

30 days ago

I love this hike! It’s very straight forward and beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

This trail has a ton of shade and offers a full range of inclines: from flat to steep. The view from Poo Poo Point is definitely worth the trek. It's a nice hike in December, but it bet it's even better in Spring and Summer.

1 month ago

One of my favorite hike in Seattle

1 month ago

Nice "fall" hike. Trail clear, but busy.

1 month ago

Trail condition was good, no snow to worry about.

hiking
2 months ago

Was an easy trail for me, and very very popular. Parking is limited so the earlier you get there, the shorter the wait is for a spot. Trail isn't hard but the view is quite nice. The second lookout is nicer and worth the extra 2 mins of hiking.

hiking
2 months ago

Great fall hike. We did this yesterday and had a lot of fun. It took us around 3.5 hours and we are pretty average hikers and took it slowly and stopped at the top for about 30 minutes. I would recommend bringing a winter coat, jacket and a scarf but that should be enough for this time of the year. There is no snow and lots of people. If you don't find a parking spot immediately stay around for 15 minutes, there are usually people coming and going pretty often.

hiking
3 months ago

My partner and I (26/30 yr old, average fitness) did this hike last Saturday morning, and found it on the easy side of medium. We maintained a good pace, and were up in 1.5hrs. If you want a similar vertical climb in less time, I’d recommend the other Poo Poo Point trail. Also note there is free parking at this trail head, or at the nearby high school.

hiking
3 months ago

Great reward after long inclines.

3 months ago

Short but was a great hike. View at the top was amazing.

hiking
4 months ago

Incredibly well groomed and cared for, the foliage along the trail and the trail itself are more beautiful than Poo Poo Point. There's a respectable and consistent incline most of the way to the Point (about 1,900 feet total getting there), but the trail is so shaded and the views so cool that 3.5 miles goes by quickly! I did do a two-mile out-and-back on One View Trail (up until the point where I saw the 'boundary' sign), and will say that while that segment isn't overgrown, it could definitely use a trim.

4 months ago

Great cardio hike, and a nice view at the end.

4 months ago

such a unique and rewarding view at the top! you must pack a lunch to eat at the top and just soak in the view. also because you'll be hungry from the decently challenging hike....

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