Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

Wonderful views, excellent trail conditions and stunning parasailing at the top...but I’m not posting any pictures of those things. My wife and I along with our Golden Retriever did this hike last Sunday on 7/15; Seattle set a record high temperature of 93 degrees that day. While we had planned well for water that day, we were out by the end of the hike (our dog was well rested and well watered during the day) and all 3 of us were looking for shade and more water...none of which are present at the parking lot. We were overjoyed to find water and shade provided in the parking lot. Truly picture worthy-THANK YOU ACROPARAGLIDING!

5 days ago

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

6 days ago

Nice and quite.

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!

10 days ago

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

Good gentle walk, but not much to see. We didn’t see any waterfalls and the trail ended on a gravel road under the crackling power lines.

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!

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

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.

16 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.

Wonderful hike that’s got a decent amount of flora and fauna to enjoy. Not many views from the loop however.

Nice hike and few people.

23 days ago

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

23 days ago

Nice quick loop around some areas with cool vegetation. Don’t expect to see much of the lake, the trails hardly get near it. Highway noise by part of it but not a huge deal. Most trafficked part was definitey the swamp trail portion, lots of families with kids. Was relatively empty the rest of the way.

This hike is great, rocky and steep half of the way. Better to go with trek poles. Free parking but limited space. Went on Saturday morning crowd was less due to cloudy weather.

27 days ago

We took our kiddo in our hiking backpack on a rainy day and this couldn’t have been more beautiful! Lightly trafficked (that day) and we came across a few pups off leash. I will say that some of the trail was washed out closer to some of the steep areas which made it difficult with our child, but it was worth it!

Great hike to see while visiting the area! The best part are the Paragliders and view from the top. I hiked alone and felt totally comfortable to do so. A nice steady climb and shady most of the way. Great views of rainier too!

This is a fun, quick hike. Up and down in under two hours, depending on how long you stay at the top. The trail is well-maintained. The views are fantastic on a clear day. There are two view points. Both spots offer a great place to sit, take in the view, have a picnic.

I saw all age ranges on this hike (8yr olds to late 60s). Overall, this is a fun and easy hike. Have fun!

The only downside is that this trail is very crowded. I went at 7am in a weekday morning and it was not so bad. But in late afternoons/evenings it gets so packed that it isn’t very enjoyable.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

My two kids (12 & 7) did this loop today. It was a fun hike and a perfect challenge for them both. This is a really beautiful hike. Here are some things to know:

As of Jun-16-2018 there is a tree down across the Trail in the 1st third of the hike (counter clockwise loop). We had no problem getting through it though.

As of Jun-16-2018 Tent City 4 is at the base of the trail head. This is not an issue as far as I am concerned (the residents don’t want trouble coming into Tent City), but you have to walk through TC4 to get to the TH. Everyone we passed and said ‘Hi’ to (in and out) was very nice and friendly.

You can hear car noise from I90 for more than half the hike.

My son called it Fernopolos - there are a million ferns...really beautiful.

The full loop is about 4-miles.

I have no idea where the bridge in the cover photo is - we didn’t see it on this loop.

Overall a great wilderness hike (no vistas or views though). We will be back with our Scout troop.

I would not rate this as moderate. Going up the nook trail was doable but the section line trail was definitely difficult for me. View at the top not worth the effort going up this way in my opinion. Next time..if there is a next time I would do West Tiger 3 going up and down.

Nice walk with well maintained route

Pretty hike with great views at the top. The paragliders were really cool to see

Enjoyable but crowded little hike without leaving town.

Fine for an easy hike with hardly any elavation change. not a super clear path for a loop around the lake, but it's pretty easy to jump between trails to make your own loop.

We started out from the W Tiger 3 trail. My 6 year old took some time to hike up to the Talus Rocks trailhead but once we got there the rest of the hike was easy. There were a couple interesting log bridges and the rocks were quite unique. Hike down can be a bit slippery. We have seen a few hikers but not too busy.

Decently heavy foot traffic on a Saturday, even starting in the late afternoon. The way up has good incline and is somewhat rocky. The view at the peak is lovely, and you can see Rainier in its full glory on a clear day. Also definitely fun to watch paragliders take off before heading back down.

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