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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.
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
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.
Hiking Trails and Runs
Issaquah has numerous options for enjoying our trails - join a trail club or partake in trail running.
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.
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.
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 area's most sought-after vistas where Seattle Paragliding Outfitters soar like birds and land at the trailhead.
Swamp Monster Trail
Take your young hikers out on a half-mile trail through the swampy area north of Tradition Lake. It could even be their first hike! The trail is solidly constructed, with good footing, no mud and it's almost all level.