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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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Results List

174 Hikes

Issaquah Alps

 
1.4 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 400 ft.
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The Waterline Trail is part of the extensive trail network in the city of Newcastle. It connects to the May Valley Trail, passes by Lake Boren Park and ends at Newcastle Way with connections on to various other trails.
 
 
 
2.3 miles, roundtrip
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The Highlands Trail forms a loop around the Highlands neighborhood in the city of Newcastle.
 
 
 
1.3 miles, one-way
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The Golf Course Trail is part of the trail network running through the residential town of Newcastle. This trail parallels Golf Club Road along a forested band.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 1150 ft.
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2.71
(7 votes)
Begin your hike up High Point Trail in wooded, steep terrain, passing a junction with the Lingering Trail and eventually joining up with the Tiger Mountain Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
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2.75
(4 votes)
A short amble along a road in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
2.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 375 ft.
Highest Point: 480 ft.
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3.67
(3 votes)
Hike a gently climbing trail along a forested hillside near Issaquah High School. It's a good bet for young hikers and, if you are so inclined, it leads to more ambitious ongoing trails. In spring enjoy a few wildflowers, and any time of year be alert for birds and wildlife sightings.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain

 
4.75 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 1380 ft.
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Average rating:
3.05
(19 votes)
Hike a loop around Anti-Aircraft Peak in the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Hike past sites associated with coal and clay mining, and a former 1950s-era anti-aircraft missile installation. Enjoy good forest trails, some seasonal wildflowers, and a million-dollar view.
 
 
 
2.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 250 ft.
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2.00
(1 vote)
A conveniently accessed, easy walk through historical and picturesque downtown Issaquah and surrounding forests.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
0.8 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 2948 ft.
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3.00
(1 vote)
Hike along a ridgeline to the summit of Tiger 1. Access from Tiger Mountain Trail, West Tiger 1, and Main Tiger Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
2.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 540 ft.
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3.81
(16 votes)
Hike a series of short, nearly level trails that offer views of two lakes and of some swampy areas, and pass one of the largest trees in the Tigers. Appreciate the forest vegetation and wildflowers. Along the way, hear and perhaps see a variety of song birds and waterfowl.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
7.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1748 ft.
Highest Point: 2021 ft.
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3.83
(122 votes)
Hike railroad grades dating from the logging era. Cross many small creeks, some of them seasonal. Pass tall trees draped with moss. Enjoy ferns and, in season, forest wildflowers and a few wild berries. Reach a fine viewpoint that's also a favorite launching spot for paragliders.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
3.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1760 ft.
Highest Point: 1850 ft.
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4.08
(80 votes)
Hike a short but steep trail with many stone steps. Pause at a viewpoint offering a fine view of Mount Rainier, then continue on to Poo Poo Point itself, only 1.9 miles from the trailhead. Enjoy views to the northwest, and perhaps watch paragliders sailing off into the sky.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Squak Mountain

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 1830 ft.
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3.06
(16 votes)
Hike a two-mile forest trail on the north side of Squak Mountain to reach the site of a former cabin owned by the Bullitt family. Only the massive fireplace and the foundation remain today. Optionally, extend your hike to Central Peak, the highest point on Squak Mountain (no view,) and make it an interesting loop by returning via the Old Griz and East Side Trails.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Squak Mountain

 
7.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 1650 ft.
Highest Point: 2025 ft.
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Cross one of the three major peaks in the Issaquah Alps. You'll see forest, an historic fireplace, and, if you use Trailhead Direct to do this hike, you won't have to look for parking!
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Squak Mountain

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1684 ft.
Highest Point: 2024 ft.
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Average rating:
2.96
(23 votes)
This forested park, a wilderness with glimpses of Issaquah below, has miles of winding trails alongside bubbling creeks and narrow ravines. There are several trail loop options on this 2,024-foot-high mountain. With multi-use trails and a natural area, hikers have plenty to explore in this quiet sanctuary outside of Issaquah.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Squak Mountain

 
6.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 1730 ft.
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Average rating:
3.91
(58 votes)
If nature excites you, there's plenty here to be excited about. Cool forest, trickling creeks in deep ravines, and a beautiful new trail built by WTA volunteers await you here.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
0.6 miles, roundtrip
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Average rating:
2.50
(6 votes)
Shave off 2.5 miles of distance with this 0.5 mile shortcut on the Tiger Mountain Trail. Also access the West Tiger Railroad Grade Trail just 0.1 miles off the TMT.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2022 ft.
Highest Point: 2522 ft.
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Average rating:
3.71
(24 votes)
Temporary closure: Effective on Tuesday July 6 2021 portions of this trail and others that access privately owned forest lands surrounding the summits of West Tiger Mountain will be temporarily closed until further notice while road work and timber harvesting occur. For your safety please respect the closure area.
What a workout! The Cable Line Trail on Tiger Mountain is not for the weak of heart, nor the weak of knees. A steep, slippery incline awaits you here, climbing over 2,000 feet in just 1.5 miles to the summit of West Tiger 3.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
8.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1550 ft.
Highest Point: 2028 ft.
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2.80
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Hike the southernmost part of the main Tiger Mountain Trail - the TMT - and return via the South Tiger Traverse to complete a loop around South Tiger Mountain, with a side trip to the south summit and, optionally, a visit to the north summit.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
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A mountain bike trail on Tiger Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain

 
4.0 miles, one-way
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The CrossTown Trail is made up of a patchwork of segments of trail and sidewalk that wind through the town of Newcastle to deliver hikers into Cougar Mountain Regional Park.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain

 
2.3 miles of trails
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 907 ft.
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This 55-acre park has grassland, forest and wetland habitats to explore via soft-surface trail and boardwalks. The Lewis Creek Park also has a visitor center, playground, a basketball court, picnic shelter, restrooms and more.
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
1.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 20 ft.
Highest Point: 420 ft.
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Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
Hike an easy loop trail through a wide forested buffer zone around this lowland lake. Appreciate the many tall trees that give the illusion of being in a much more remote location, and enjoy the view from a dock from which the entire lake can be seen. In season, see a variety of waterfowl.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 315 ft.
Highest Point: 900 ft.
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0.00
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The Little Creek Trail is a 0.4-mile section of trail in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Visitors in the fall will find and abundance of mushrooms and fiery fall colors. You can reach the trail by taking the Military Road Trail from the Red Town Trailhead.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Taylor Mountain

 
1.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 1200 ft.
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3.00
(2 votes)
Enjoy a short hike through lush greenery on this newly renovated trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
1.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 315 ft.
Highest Point: 950 ft.
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A nice hike up a small canyon in a local community.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain

 
3.0 miles of trails
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2.50
(2 votes)
The Lakemont Park trail system consists of more than three miles of multi-use trails. Visit a waterfall, learn about stormwater treatment, and get a shot of greenery at this local spot.
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
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Timberlake Park consists of 24 acres in the city of Issaquah. While most of the park is forested, the trail leads to the Lake Sammamish shoreline, including a beach area.
 
 
 
5.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 320 ft.
Highest Point: 430 ft.
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A section of the Issaquah - Preston trail will be closed until 2023 while the city constructs a new drinking water booster pump. Hikers and cyclists can take a two-mile detour that is routed through Olde Town Issaquah
This connector trail follows the historic abandoned Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railway grade from Issaquah to the town of Preston through the Mountains to Sound Greenway.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Squak Mountain

 
5.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1606 ft.
Highest Point: 2037 ft.
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Average rating:
2.29
(7 votes)
Ascend Squak Mountain via the most direct route available, the South Access Road, which still permits you to experience preserved mountain rainforest, wildflowers, mushrooms, and fauna, enjoying occasional glimpses of the surrounding mountains and lowlands. If desired, take a side excursion along one of the connector trails on Squak’s southern flank for a more intense nature experience.