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Chybinski Loop

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain
47.5066, -122.0867 Map & Directions
7.7 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2,100 feet
Highest Point
1,800 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
The Chybinski Loop in the Cougar/Squak Corridor can be completed many different ways using the plethora of connecting trail. Photo by clopez. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers

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The Chybinski Loop is located in the Cougar/Squak Mountain Corridor, and has many connecting trails and loop options. Continue reading

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Hiking Chybinski Loop

Located in the Cougar/Squak Mountain Corridor is the Chybinski Loop Trail. This trail is a great way to experience the area’s extensive trail system and discover new experience each time you return.

There are many ways to enjoy the fabulous Chybinski Loop Trail. A lovely option is to start and end at the Margaret’s Way trailhead. At the end of Margaret’s Way is a wooden sign declaring that you have reached the Chybinski Loop. A quick 0.3 miles from this junction is Debbie’s View which provides a spectacular view of Mount Rainer. 

For an approximately 8 mile roundtrip hike, use the Bullitt Fireplace Trail to complete your loop. Longer hikes are easy to accomplish via the connecting Coal Mine Trail, West Peak Trail, Central Peak Trail and Perimeter Loop Trail.

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Hike Description Written by
Claudia Lopez, WTA Community

Chybinski Loop

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5066, -122.0867 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Driving Directions

From I-90, take exit 15 signed Lake Sammamish/Renton Highway 900. At the stoplight at the end of the exit turn right onto Highway 900/Renton-Issaquah Road and go south toward Renton. From the stoplight drive 3.2 miles and turn left at the easy-to-miss driveway with a large blue Cougar Mountain Recreation sign. The large parking lot is straight ahead.

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Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

Chybinski Loop (#SQUAK-W4)

King County Parks, Washington State Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

National Geographic Issaquah Alps Mount Si 824

Squak Mountain Trails Map

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