Trails and Parks

Issaquah Trails and Parks

Learn About Poo Poo Point Trail & More

There are dozens of parks and hiking trails for you to explore when you visit Issaquah. There is good reason that locals call the highland area around Issaquah the “Issaquah Alps.” Check out our plentiful state and city parks or hit the trails!

City Facilities

City of Issaquah Parks and Recreation

With opportunities for classes, concerts, gardening, and more, you are sure to find a fun activity through the Issaquah Parks and Recreation department. Peruse their programs and check out all of the parks and trails available for outdoor fun.

City of Issaquah Community Center

The Issaquah Community Center hosts camps and classes and they have everything you need to stay fit including a fitness center, indoor track, gym, and pickleball courts.

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City of Issaquah Athletic Field Rental

Rent a grass or turf field for your recreational activity. More information

Mine Hikes

Learn about the early history of Issaquah by touring the locations of mines, including ones that were located in and around downtown. Guided tours are available, hosted several times annually, which begin from one of the Issaquah trailheads. Advanced purchase required.

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 requires 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 is part of the Washington State Park system and has been an important cultural region for local Native American tribes for centuries. Fill your days swimming, kayaking, paddling, fishing, boating, and picnicking and explore the surrounding wetlands, deciduous forests, and heron rookery for opportunities to spot wildlife.

Lake Sammamish State Park

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

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

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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.

Mountain Biking

Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park
A world renowned destination and over 120 acres of single track mountain bike trails. Located among lush evergreen forest this premier mountain bike park hosts monthly events in education and trail maintenance.

Custom Mountain Bike Adventures

Seattle Bicycle Adventures provides worldwide group tours and custom tours.

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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