Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

14 reviews #6 hike out of 33 in
3.7 mi
Distance
1 hrs 35 min
Time
terrain
1,644 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

A popular day hike for Seattleites located in Tiger Mountain State Park ends at the top of a grassy knoll, known as Poo Poo Point, where paragliders can be seen taking off and riding thermals on a nice day. The trail is well maintained and normally wide enough to keep hikers moving in both directions. The tree coverage provides protection from wind and rain and at its lower elevation can be enjoyed year-round.

Getting Started

Head south of I-90 on Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast to access the trailhead. The parking lot overlooks a grassy, open field and Tiger Mountain. From the parking lot, take the trail across the landing field. Arrive at an arch and pass through the gates where trail information is posted. Take the Chirico Trail through the trees and switchback to gain elevation.

Nearing the first overlook, you have two options: 1) continue up a steep, short trail to the top or 2) stay on the obvious trail to the left that follows the contour line and is an easy but longer choice.

Peak out of the trees to a grassy overlook with a bench. Enjoy the views while snacking or continue on the trail to the left to complete the final 1,000 feet of elevation to reach Poo Poo Point. Return down the same trail or join one of the many trails in the area for a longer adventure. Total round trip mileage is a little more than 3 miles.

Unlike other Tiger Mountain hiking trails, this trail doesn't require a Discover Pass though parking is limited and can fill up quickly. Come early or plan to circle the parking lot as there is little room to park on the street. Local landowners do offer paid parking options if the trailhead lot is full. You can also take the Trailhead Direct bus from Seattle during the summer.

See the Washington Trails Association webpage for more information.


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    1 year, 2 months ago
    Great! I though it was longer, but nice and short to get in shape!
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Well established trail with a steady uphill climb to the top. 4 miles round trip and about 1,570 feet elevation gain. Beautiful views from the top.
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pipsee 1 year, 4 months ago
Chirico Descent
Foxglove abundant. Hazelnuts developing Perfect weather overcast. Wednesday hike last hike here Monday 2 Jenny’s Laura. Shirleys’s friend. Pulling Wall Lettuce Said has breast cancer radiation everyday. Swedish at Issaquah. So hiked Chirico before. !!
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pipsee 1 year, 5 months ago
Chirico trail to PooPoo
Gray day some sun traks windy st top 2 poop bags a few orange peels. Columbine patch blooming Jenny the runner Legs good on way down. Of course right quad wants to be noticed
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linda.chrappova 2 years, 6 months ago
Tiger Mountain Paragliding Landing Area, King County to King County, WA, USA
Weight training with C Up 4:25-5:20 (55min) Down 5:35-6:20 (45min)
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pipsee 1 year, 4 months ago
Descent Chirico Trail. 6/12/19
See ascent trip Took it easy down. Photos.
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Poopoo Point Scouts training hike
15.2% average grade
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