Outdoor adventures

Outdoor Adventures Near Issaquah

Learn About Hikes, Paragliding, Mountain Biking & More

Issaquah and the surrounding area is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground with opportunities and resources for every type of adventure. Explore the forests and mountains surrounding Issaquah and discover why we are nicknamed “Trailhead City.”

Hiking and Mountain Biking

Duthie Hill

Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park is a world-renowned destination located in 120 acres of dense evergreen forest located on the Sammamish Plateau. The trails at Duthie Hill Park make for a fun and challenging place to ride mountain bikes with many opportunities to develop skills. Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park provides an exceptional riding experience for riders of all ages, styles, and skill levels.

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Bicycle Adventures

Contact Bicycle Adventures for a custom bike tour with local resident Matt Paul.

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Issaquah Alps Trails Club

Join the Issaquah Alps Trails Club on day hikes. View their schedule here.

Mountaineers

Leaders of its 18 activity committees schedule over a thousand activities a year and over a hundred courses and seminars.

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Evergreen Escapes

We’re a small, award-winning team of guides & educators. We blend jaw-dropping natural wonders, outdoor adventure, Northwestern wine, first-rate customer service, and local experiences into relaxing small-group tours departing daily from Portland, OR and Seattle, WA year-round.

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American Hiking Society

The American Hiking Society wants everyone to feel welcome in the American hiking community!

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Paragliding

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Seattle Paragliding

Located at the base of Tiger Mountain, Seattle Paragliding offers paragliding lessons in one of North America’s Top 10 paragliding locations.

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Four Wheel Adventures

Dirtfish Rally North Bend

Take your driving to the next level at North America’s most prestigious rally school. Their courses give students the thrill of driving turbocharged cars while teaching them advanced car handling skills.

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Water Adventures

Kayak Academy

Kayak Academy rents kayaks, SUPs (stand-up paddle boards), and related gear. New to kayaking and paddling? They also offer kayak and SUP lessons and training camps.

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Paddling Yogini

Take PaddleFlow/SUP Yoga and PaddleFit classes at Lake Sammamish with certified instructor and safety rescue trainer Lindsay Lambert. They have a fleet of boards available for rentals and lessons.

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Creekside Angling Company

The Creekside Angling Company is a full service fly-fishing outfitter. Shop their full range of fly fishing gear and accessories, get advice from their helpful and knowledgeable staff, or sign up for one of their guided trips.

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Julius Boehm Pool

Visit the Julius Boehm Pool for swim lessons, water exercise, or to swim laps in their 25-yard designated lanes.

50 SE Clark Street #2
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State Parks, Forests and Open Areas

When exploring the natural beauty of the area, please note that use of most of the trails and backcountry areas require a Discover Pass. Learn more.

King County

Enjoy the beauty of King County while walking on their extensive regional trail system or hiking in the backcountry. King County has one of the largest regional parks and trail systems in the country, all easily accessible from your home base in Issaquah. View their comprehensive parks and natural areas list to plan your adventure in King County.

Lake Sammamish State Park

Lake Sammamish State Park is a 500+ acre day use park that offers swimming, kayaking, paddling, fishing, boating, and picnicking as well as opportunities to spot wildlife.

2000 NW Sammamish Road
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Tiger Mountain State Park

The lush forests, picturesque creeks, and expansive views in Tiger Mountain State Park will take your breath away. Part of the “Issaquah Alps,” Tiger Mountain has extensive hiking and mountain biking trails to keep you happy for days.

The Raging River Trail System is a 17 mile mountain bike-oriented single track trail system in the Raging River State Park.

Tiger Summit has over 15 trails, all available to hikers and most available to mountain bikes.

Featured Trails In And Around Issaquah

Cougar Mt Regional

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is a regional park in King County, Washington, near the towns of Bellevue and Issaquah. The park was established in June 1983 to protect the central core of Cougar Mountain, the park covers 3,115 acres with 38 miles of hiking trails and 12 miles of equestrian trails.

Squak Mountain

Squak Mountain is the second most westerly mountain of the Issaquah Alps mountain chain in Washington state. It is situated between Cougar Mountain to the west and Tiger Mountain to the east. Interstate 90 parallels the base of the north side of the mountain.

Mount Si

With an elevation gain of 3,150 feet on an eight mile round trip trail, Mount Si is popular for mountaineers training for Mount Rainier. The scenery on the trail is worth the effort; you are rewarded with stunning views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, Snoqualmie Valley, and the Olympics.

Poo Poo Point-Chirico Trail

Inspired by the sound of logging steam whistles, the Poo Poo Point - Chirico Trail is a trail with a view of Issaquah, Squak Mountain, Cougar Mountain, and Lake Sammamish. Poo Poo is an adaptation of native american sounds for the steam whistle. It is one of the areas most sought after vistas where Seattle Paragliding Outfitters soar like birds and land at the trailhead.

Tiger Mountain Trail

Meander along part or all of the 15 mile Tiger Mountain Trail to experience the creeks, ferns, forests, and wildflowers of the Tigers.

Tradition Lake Loop

The Tradition Lake Loop is a popular 3 mile loop that offers views of lakes and wildflowers and can be reached by bus from Issaquah.

Sno-Parks

Winter brings abundant opportunities for outdoor adventures like cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, dog sledding, skijoring, and snowmobiling. The Washington State Parks department makes sure that you can get to your groomed and backcountry trails by managing cleared parking areas called Sno-Parks. A Discover Pass or Sno-Park permit is required.

Snowmobile Sno-Parks

Near Issaquah (open to motorized and non-motorized backcountry adventurers)
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Non-motorized Sno-Parks

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Snow-Play Sno-Parks (tubing and general snow play)

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Lodging

  • Homewood Suites
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Springhill Suites
  • Motel 6

WEDDINGS, MEETINGS & GROUPS

  • Event Venues
  • Banquet Space
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Weddings

Getting Here

  • Public Transit
  • Points of Entry
  • Parking

SHOPPING & DINING

  • Downtown Issaquah
  • Grand Ridge Plaza
  • Historic Gilman Village
  • Other Retail Centers