Squak Mountain East Ridge

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Squak Mountain East Ridge is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2562 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

over grown

The trails on the northeastern side of Squak Mountain may be most rarely used, so some sections have become narrow and are covered by dense undergrowths, but these trails were built with great efforts in the past, most still in good condition, especially the switchbacks of the East Ridge Trail. From Sunrise PL trailhead to Central Peak, the distance is about 2.8 miles. The last 0.5 mile is Summit Trail, which is quite steep. The grading of Old Griz trail between the peak and East Side trail is less steep.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Despite the lack of view at the summit, this undulating trail nonetheless offers an enjoyable hike through the lush woods.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

4/28/2017 (Friday) - With Wai, up from Sunrise TH at 9:30, reached Central Peak at 12:00, lunched at Fireplace, downed to Mountainside at 1:30. No traffic, very quiet, cloudy and chilly with drizzles but no wind. Trails in good condition.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

I mean that's ok to hike bur If u are expecting something to see at the top that is definitely a wrong hike for u. Because at the top u are gonna just see couple of huge antennas. But I love the trail and also it is not to crowded this time of the year. Have fun.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Not a bad hike. If you choose to summit Squak the last half mile is the toughest part of this trail. Pretty lightly used.

hiking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

5/25/2016 (Wednesday) - Solo, 8:20-12:50, cloudy, 55-60, 7 miles. I took East Ridge Trail up to the Central Peak, starting from Sunrise PL trailhead. The trails on the northeastern side may be most rarely used and maintained among all trails on Squak Mountain. Some sections have become very narrow and covered by dense undergrowths. The switchbacks of East Ridge Trail are the best and more pleasant section, with views from the gaps of the straight trees.