Chirico Trail

#1 of 6 trails in Squak Mountain State Park

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Chirico Trail is a 3.6 mile out and back trail located near Issaquah, Washington that offers scenic views 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 only on leash.

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Kristin Anderson (160)

10 Completed1 Reviews

Tarek Kamil (142)

1 Completed1 Reviews

1,900 feet up and the view is with every step. Not many switchbacks but still relatively easy.

alex ibarra (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

This is a moderate to difficult trail, unless you are a Pro... Not recommended for small kids, it is also more difficult if you haven't worked on your cardio.

Views are you reward, beautiful views on a clear day...

I will probably give 5 stars to this trail, but parking is difficult, a lot of people and unfortunately during my visit a lot of garbage was left by other hickers...

Get early and keep our trails clean


Christine Clarke (71)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful, panoramic views from two points - the open field and paraglide launch point. On a clear day, you can see Mt Rainier to the south and Mt Baker to the north. I consider this a moderate hike - ~2000 ft gain in less than 2 miles can be tough if you haven't done much cardio. This hike is very popular - get there early. Parking can be challenging. I personally would not bring non-hiking guests, very small children or small dogs on this hike, although plenty of people do so, and rate it as a family hike.

Barry G. (359)

Great family hike

Ca Cu (107)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Nice and tough trail. Busy even on weekdays. Nice to see the paragliders flying. Took 2.5hrs for me round trip.

Shelby Blair (385)

36 Completed5 Reviews

Good, tough workout in a place that's much prettier than most gyms, but it's definitely not a quiet wilderness trail. I'll be coming back here for more training for elevation. It's also fun to watch the paragliders take off from the top.

Scott Skorupa (780)

14 Completed9 Reviews

Julian Bogel (49)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Steeper than expected, with a couple solid views in the clearings at the top but nothing else truly remarkable along the way. Good for a quick, stiff workout, but busy and loud- 4-5 people having mobile phone conversations at various points, and one with a loud radio that he decided to share with everyone else in the vicinity. 2 star hike that gets an extra star for the exercise.

Jian Zhang (412)

2 Completed2 Reviews

I have been on the trail twice. Each time a good work out. The scene on the top is beautiful. You can see mt rainier in the first point in a clear day. You can take a few mins to get to poo poo point to see the glider there.