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Six Summits Trail is a 27.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 27.5 mi Elevation gain 6,591 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Backpacking Camping Hiking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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NOTE: As of July 2020, users have reported that there are closures on this loop due to maintenance work. Please check with the park for more information.

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Manuel Garcia
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HikingClosedOff trail

I loved what I saw of the trail, but about 7.5 miles the trail closed off because of maintenance. Still a great trail, I’ll definitely be back to do the full loop. Lots of people for the first 4 miles or so, but fairly secluded after that (7/9/20)

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Matt Catallo
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Running

Great run today. Clear skis, no snow. Not too many people until you hit Poo Poo Point Trail. Be cautious when get down from West Summit 1 and are traversing to the East Summit. There is a good portion where you need to bushwhack--maybe .4 miles or so. Its been logged and the trail is essentially defunct for this portion. Someone was gracious enough to mark where the trail *was* with some red flags. Not too much of a hassle. Overall, great run.

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Brian Fitzpatrick
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Rick Cook
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Hiking

I got as far as East Summit before my phone/GPS/map broke and I had to negotiate my way to the Hwy 18 dropoff. Do NOT hike this without a good map or GPS. There are trails and roads that are unmarked, and at about the 7 mile mark a clear cut has wiped the trail out for about half a mile. Without this recorded track to follow, I would not have found the trail there.

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Hunter Hicks
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Hiking

I did this hike for the hiking merit badge which required a 20 mile hike so that's exactly what I did. I only went to summits 1, 2, 3, and poo poo point. Overall great hike, many parts were gravel roads and there were a few overgrown trails but still easy to find the path, just a bit annoying to traverse. Besides that it's a great adventure, but be prepared it's very physically challenging.

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BennyandtheJets Moro
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Dulce Rodriguez
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Brian H
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Alexandra Berlet
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Molly Peterson
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Kris Trees
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Haydon Boone
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