Chirico Trail

Issaquah, WA
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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.

This is the shorter route to Poo Poo Point, beginning at the paragliding landing field rather than the high school several miles to the north.

From Seattle, east on I-90 to exit 17, Front Street. Turn right off the freeway and travel 2.8 miles to the gravel parking area on the left. The trailhead is across the field.

No permits needed, parking is free. (although scarce on weekends, when the trail and paragliding field get heavy use) Street parking is prohibited.
Portable toilets and a picnic table in the parking lot.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
South Puget Sound Region
Tel: 360.825.1631

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great place to hike. Went on the first sunny day after a week of rain and did not have to jump very many puddles. Has a great deal of elevation gain in short period, which makes this a fantastic spot for a few hour hike.

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Nice hike! Just did it yesterday. Not too busy, just enough other hikers to make you feel you're not TOO alone. Pretty windy at the top. No wonder they parasail from there. Might be cool to go when people are jumping off. The trail is in great shape though it gets steep. Will go again.

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First time on this trail, with my 8 and 12 year old children. Crowded, lots of dogs (and off leash dogs). Well mannered hikers, nice sun breaks and overall a lovely workout.

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3rd time up this season. Somehow I keep forgetting that it's a steady (albeit relatively short) climb up--so be prepared:) lovely view on both "tops". Keep going after you get to the first large clearing & hit the spot where the paragliders do their thing!

Good one when you don't have a lot of time (expect 2.5-3hours maybe) and want to be rewarded at the end:)

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My first time hiking and I went to poo poo point- it kicked my butt but I made it to the top. Loved it and will most def go back

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8 Completed 4 Reviews

I like that in a short distance you get a great workout. The views are great. The downside is that it gets very crowded -- I was there a little before 7am and there were about 15 cars in the lot. The way back down was stop and go as it was getting more crowded. Not a deal breaker, but if you are looking for a little escape, this isn't the ideal trail for that.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Did this hike for the first time today with my wife and two kids (5 and 9). Perfect length and elevation change for the group. Trail is a bit narrow at points. Two nice view points (one aimed south-east and one north-west). Views from the first viewpoint (looking south-east toward Rainier) is pretty amazing on a clear day. The second viewpoint is where the para gliders take off. Very cool! Parking could be a bit difficult.

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62 Completed 33 Reviews

I like this trail. You climb 1600 ft in 2 miles, almost constant uphill. It is nature's stairmaster with chirping of birds and smell of forest. After the workout you will be rewarded with a view of Mt. Rainier at the first view point (weather permitting) and a view of Lake Sammamish at Poo Poo Point at the top. If you are lucky you get to see some people jumping from Poo Poo Point under paragliders.

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This trail is especially fun if you're lucky enough to catch some of the gliders out. Beautiful view from the top, the climb is just enough to get the heart pumping a bit. A good trail to start off the hiking season with.

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