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Squak Mountain Access Trail

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain
47.5179, -122.0367 Map & Directions
Length
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
530 feet
Highest Point
648 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

A trail that accesses Squak Mountain from the Trails Center in downtown Issaquah. Take the Squak Mountain Access Trail to access trails on the east side of the mountain: East Ridge, East Side, Phil's Creek, Old Griz, and more. Continue reading

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Hiking Squak Mountain Access Trail

Take the Squak Mountain Access Trail to access trails on the east side of the mountain: East Ridge, East Side, Phil's Creek, Old Griz, and more.

From the parking area at the Issaquah Trail Center, head west on Bush Street to the junction with Front Street. Cross at the light and turn south onto Newport Way. Follow Newport Way as it approaches Issaquah Creek, then continue south on Wildwood Boulevard as it climbs out of town. You'll come to some RV parking on your left just before a group of apartments and condominiums. The Issaquah Creek Dam lies to the east of these buildings and is where you'll find a paved trail that winds past the apartments and condominiums.

Hiking quickly, you will get past these buildings in just a few minutes. You'll pop out on Sunrise Place street. Across the street and to your left will be the Squak Mountain Access trailhead, about 1 mile from your starting point. There is very limited parking near the trailhead, for those that can't or won't make the hike through town. Once on the trail, you are instantly in woods.

Squak Mountain Access Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5179, -122.0367 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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

From I-90 take the Front Street exit into Issaquah, and drive south on Front Street to turn right onto Bush Street. Free parking is provided in the Issaquah Trail Center parking lot.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

East Access (#SQUAK-E1)

Washington State Parks

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National Geographic Issaquah Alps Mount Si 824

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