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Results List

174 Hikes

Issaquah Alps

 
1.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 60 ft.
Highest Point: 525 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.78
(9 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
Hike a loop around this exceptional wetland. In season, view a variety of waterfowl. And marvel at the close-up views of beaver dams.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 350 ft.
Highest Point: 1200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.60
(5 votes)
  • Rivers
  • Waterfalls
A short and secluded walk along Fifteenmile creek offers views of waterfalls, cliffs and old coal mines.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(2 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
A connector trail to a variety of routes along the northwest section of Tiger Mountain State Forest.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
4.8 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
1.75
(4 votes)
Hike along one of the old railroad grades on Tiger Mountain, exploring the forests near Issaquah. Begin from the Hidden Forest Trail on the south side of Tiger Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
2.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 720 ft.
Highest Point: 1260 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(4 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
The name of this trail may suggest this is horseback rider heaven, but it’s also great for hikers.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
10.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2940 ft.
Highest Point: 3004 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.57
(7 votes)
Branch off from the Paw Print Connector to the east side of Tiger Mountain and explore this trail with many access points.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
6.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 1400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The East Side Road is an access road on Tiger Mountain that is closed to vehicle traffic and open to hikers. The road roughly parallels the eastern boundary of Tiger Mountain and connects with several other trails.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
1.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 1440 ft.
Highest Point: 250 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Rivers
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Waterfalls
The Deceiver Trail is a hiker-only trail in the southern reaches of Cougar Mountain. It is a connector trail so it does not have its own devoted trailhead but can be reached on foot from the multiple trails in the park.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 80 ft.
Highest Point: 1300 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(4 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The Cougar Pass Trail is a short connector in the northern part of Cougar Mountain Regional Park. It links the Klondike Swamp trail at its western end to Tibbett’s Marsh Trail at its eastern end.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 550 ft.
Highest Point: 600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(28 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Waterfalls
Rich in historical artifacts, lush foliage, wooden bridges, and waterfalls, the well-groomed and well-traveled Coal Creek Trail is a satisfying hike for families, trail runners, history buffs, and avid hikers.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 2025 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.10
(10 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Squak Mountain's Central Peak is accessible from several trailheads around the mountain, but the most direct route is from the Squak Mountain State Park trailhead, (also known as the May Valley trailhead)..
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
2.4 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(6 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A short hike out to an interesting remnant of the mining activity that took place on Cougar Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
Northern access to Squak Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
  • Good for kids
See history in your backyard. Tiger Mountain is full of historic trails, but the Bus Trail gets its name from an old bus that lies on its side along the trail. Kids will love exploring the area, and the Bus Trail can be used to make a huge variety of loops on the north side of Tiger Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
4.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 2200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
A trail on Tiger Mountain with loop options to Preston Trail, and Dwight's Way. Also use this trail to access the Tiger Mountain Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Ridges/passes
Hike down the south side of Squak Mountain, connecting with the May Valley Loop Trail or the Perimeter Loop Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
4.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1340 ft.
Highest Point: 1430 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Ridges/passes
This is the most direct entry to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park from Seattle, Issaquah and Bellevue. WTA has done lots of work on Cougar Mountain since 2009, but signage may not be entirely up-to-date.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 110 ft.
Highest Point: 530 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Wildlife
  • Fall foliage
The Big Tree Trail is a short (0.5 mile) trail on Tiger Mountain's Tradition Plateau. It passes one of the largest Douglas firs still standing in the Tigers, and also passes a short section of some of the best true swamp you will find in the area, with lots of hanging moss and standing water.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(5 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Hike this little-used trail on the east side of Cougar Mountain past an enormous glacial boulder left over from the last ice age.
 
 
 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 460 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.11
(9 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Hike a 1.2 mile loop trail through this forest preserve. Appreciate the exceptionally tall trees, both deciduous and coniferous. Pass some swampy areas with standing water, and note the exuberant growth of ferns and hanging moss.
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
7.0 miles of trails
Gain: 1100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(12 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Grand Ridge Park includes 7 miles of WTA-built trail through western red cedar trees, sword ferns, nettles, berries and, at times, slugs. This trail is a little piece of the backcountry close to Seattle and is open to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
6.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 2150 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
This 1.6-mile section of trail is located in the Tiger Mountain State Forest. It is popular with mountain bikers and hikers.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
1.1 miles, one-way
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 1350 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The Coyote Creek Trail runs north-south through the northern half of Cougar Mountain Regional Park.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
4.66 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 1050 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Wildlife
The Whiskey Still trail is part of the Taylor Mountain trail system and can be used to make a variety of loops.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1228 ft.
Highest Point: 1598 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.20
(5 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
A trail named for local mountaineer Jim Whittaker, this hike begins at the road and ascends to the summit of Cougar Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
A hike along a roadbed on Tiger Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
1.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 1340 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
This is the western approach to Squak Mountain. Here, you'll have access to the Coal Mine Trail, Bullitt Fireplace Trail, and Chybinski Loop Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
8.7 miles of trails
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 2000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Wildlife
  • Fall foliage
Hike a loop route that features an historic old railroad grade that traverses a very green forest with mossy sections and several small streams. Enjoy many wildflowers in season.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.62
(8 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
A half mile shortcut from the Chybinski Loop Trail to the junction with the Bullitt Gorge Trail on Squak Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
1.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The Wildside Trail runs through the northwest corner of Cougar Mountain Park and offers many connections to other trails.