Explore the most popular lake 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.

Nice walk with well maintained route

Easy trail for kids and pets that leads to the boat launch. Fun for our family to do in the morning, then head to the lake afterwards. I’d say about half the trail is exposed to sun so wear sunscreen on hot days. Does require discovery pass.

hiking
2 months ago

Lame trail - 500 feet elevation gain, same path that heads up to Poo Poo and then there are many different break off paths, you can easily get on a different path if not careful.

Flat, narrow, well groomed but surrounded by power-lines and a gun range.

Not completely horrible, but so many better options within a 10-minute drive. Highlights include a high school, power lines, a power relay station, glimpses of an ugly lake, a burned out bus, and a shooting range! Nature at its best? I think not. Not even a good work out as all the elevation gain is achieved in one short spurt.

We had a great time on this trail, cleared paths and the kids enjoyed it. Would love to go back and do the crossing “adventure” and “wetlands” trails too to make a little longer. Loved seeing the people “flying” from poo poo point nearby and appreciated much less foot traffic than poo poo point on a beautiful sunny Saturday!

Lovely walk through woods on well maintained trails. Please note that the majority of the dog handlers have no problem with breaking the Washington State law for keeping dogs on leash. Which could make it difficult and/or dangerous for you and your leased dog.

Well, this trail is near a rifle range. LOL, I'm a veteran with PTSD sooooo no. if you can handle the gun fire then I'm sure it would be pretty.

Little to no elevation. Went for a snow walk. The road back was kind of boring but good quick walk in the woods.

Quick and easy on the lunch break ;)

road biking
Friday, June 30, 2017

Flat road so good for a quick bike with kids. Gets noisy as the billing/walking path is adjacent to the busy heavily trafficked main road.

walking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

6/17/2017 (Saturday) - State Park that requires pass. Lake beaches, lots of kids. Trails are in good condition. One may walk a loop of 4+ miles.

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

5/28/2017 (Sunday) -- A sunny morning of the Memorial weekend, cool in the woods. Very pleasant trail condition, moderate to light traffic on this easy but interesting loop.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

5/20/2017 (Saturday) -- A warm sunny weekend afternoon's easy hiking as a group, start from the High School up to the Traditional Plateau via Exit-18 trail, then moving into the woods by "Around Lake" and "Bus" trails, down by the "High School" trail (most people take this trail to Poo Poo Point). We saw nearly a dozen parachutes hovering above the mountain. Trails are in good condition with moderate traffic. An easy and pleasant 2-hour, 4-mile loop.

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

A nice small loop with quite a few stopping points. I went when it was raining off and on. The parking lot was full, but didn't see anybody on the south side of the lake, only when on the power line trail.

just a stroll through the woods

Discover Pass required for this hike. Nice parking area, covered port a potties, lots of mile markers/ signs..More of a walking trail then a actual hike. Great for all skill levels, mostly flat with no incline. Dogs on leash welcome. If your like me you can take trails off of the main trail to accumulate more footage/miles.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Calm water and beautiful views.

Short and very easy trail. Better for a causal walk than a serious hike but pretty and plenty glimpses of the lake.

Easy trail. Some road noise.

A nice little trail. I go there sometimes after work during the week as it is pretty close and pretty short and not very busy during that time.

trail running
1 month ago

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