Explore the most popular forest trails near Issaquah with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
14 hours ago

Tougher than we thought it would be. Constant elevation gain. Nice trail though and it was fun to watch the paragliders taking off at the top.

hiking
20 hours ago

Great well-maintained trail, fantastic views from the top.

Very easy and short hike. Good signage, lots of families.

extremely hard trail. very slick at points. not recommended for beginners. You can do it, but start early.

I was the only person Tues @ 6 AM. My GPS shows I walked about 3.5mi, in about 1.5hrs. The trail is a bit steep but not too challenging (for a moderately fit 25y/o, female) and well maintained.
There is no big view overlook but this trail makes for a lovely walk in the forest without having to drive too far from the city.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice and quite.

7/12/2018 (Thursday) - My loop is up via Nook (0.8), Talus Rock (westbound 0.1), Section Line (steep 0.5), W Tiger RR (level 0.4), SEA (steep, 0.4), Summit #2 (0.2) = 2.5 hours, lunch. Then down via WT2 (0.2), TMT (0.3), K-3 above RR (0.2), K-3 below RR (0.4), TMT (2.0). WTRR cross High Point Creek collapses. TMT is rerouted. This is a hot day, but temperature in the woods is 10 degrees cooling than that under the sun.

nice workout, limited views

Nice & easy.

I like this one because it's only about 20 minutes from my apartment, and it's enough to get a really good workout in the woods. Well marked trail, lush forested area... a fine place to walk it off! As a bounus - it connects to other trails all over the mountain, so you can cover a LOT of ground depending on how much time you've got to explore.

Great little hike right near the city! very popular trail. A farm nearby smartly offers overflow parking for $5. Expect crowds and all that come along with them, show up early or just accept it and enjoy anyway. Bathroom was open at the top.

Holy cow, I’m not in shape what so ever, so this was a pretty tiring hike. But let me tell you, once you got to the top it was well worth it. I spent about an hour just watching the paragliders at the top. For a sunny Sunday like today, there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of people on the trail. Parking took a minute. I made two circles and found someone leaving which was convenient!

Not easy to find the starting point. We went up to poo poo point from high school (3.8 miles) and returned via chirico trial (1.7 miles). Nice views of the area and mount Rainier. Also it was nice to see someone paragliding from poo poo point.

easy hike, pretty. went on a weekend there were a good amount of people on the trail also.

Great trail, seeing gliders glide was a good view

Great hiking trails...

This hike is a great workout. I went on Fri, July 6 at 5am.
I don’t like hiking on asphalt, nor through the tent city. So I just turned around and went back the way I came and got to see all those lovely views all over again. Got about 14 miles out of it.

The birds and I had the trail all to ourselves for the greater portion of the hike. I didn’t see anyone until my way back as I was passing through T#2, which was around 8:30. The views from T#3 and T#1 are spectacular.

Overall, the hike is a fun challenge with a great pay out. I highly recommend it!

The hike itself wasn’t bad, nice incline and a great little work out. However, the view at the top wasn’t that great. Don’t get me wrong, it was still beautiful but not like some of the other views I have seen. Not bad at all, glad to say I did it but wouldn’t do it again.

Sunday July 1 2018 my car window was shattered and purse stolen. Credit card was used 19 minutes after we parked the car. It was used at QFC on 4th in Renton for 1024 dollars. They had to be watching me. Be careful.

It was really humid when we went this afternoon. We put mosquito repellent on and the bugs seemed to leave us alone.

Great trail. Be prepared it is difficult going straight up the cable trail but well worth it. And you can take the longer easier way back. Going at a slower pace the look took 3 hours.

we were a little disappointed that majority of the actual terrain were only for bikers. the trail itself is literally a dirt road all the way to the top. at the top, the trees are too high to really see the view. there is another small view area that is prettier about .04 miles before the main view. it is a nice and easy trail to walk or run. no hiking poles needed for this trail.

hiking
13 days ago

7/2/2018 (Monday) -- High Point Trail has just been trimmed to wide and neat, but the paralleled Lingering Trail is not, covered by overgrown ferns. I moved along Dwights Way, trying to reach a trailhead on Preston side, but encountered "Private Property D.O.T.", then I turned left and zigzagged downhill to "Preston Powerline Trail", and then returned to High Point.

Very limited parking on an early Sunday afternoon, but so many people were coming and going that we found a spot pretty quickly. It’s a few hours after my first hike and my knees feel like jell-o. Not an avid hiker, so it was pretty challenging, but so worth it in the end. Would love to try this hike on a week day when it’s not so crowded, but the trail has lots of spots for people to pass and to take a rest if needed.

Great trail. Did this with my husky on a late Sunday morning. Very crowded. I would do this trail again but on a weekday to avoid the crowds. Parking is very limited. We found parking 0.5 miles down the road at a super awesome farm called Fox Hallow. They charge $5, even have coffee and snacks for sale. Super cool petting farm. A must see before or after your hike.

great trail but more difficult for out of towners to find the start of the trail

Great view and a good place to paraglide. Had my first spontaneous paraglide there. Downhill is a bit slippery, will need professional hiking shoes to ensure the grip.

Nice hike and few people.

walking
19 days ago

Smells nice. Decent amount of mosquitoes. Lots slugs, careful.

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