Hiking and Biking
Issaquah Hiking and Biking Trails Info
Miles of hiking trails to explore when you visit Issaquah. There is a good reason locals call the highland area around Issaquah the “Issaquah Alps.” Check out our plentiful state and city parks or hit the trails!
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
Enjoy the beauty of King County while walking on its extensive regional trail system or hiking in the backcountry. King County has one of the country's largest regional parks and trail systems, 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 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.
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.
A world-renowned destination and over 120 acres of single-track mountain bike trails. Located among lush evergreen forests this premier mountain bike park hosts monthly events in education and trail maintenance. Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park provides an exceptional riding experience for riders of all ages, styles, and skill levels.
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.
Meander along part or all of the 15-mile Tiger Mountain Trail to experience the creeks, ferns, forests, and wildflowers of the Tigers.
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.
Ride Bicycles can set you and your family up with a bike rental matched to their fitness and ability levels. Then head right out from the bike shop on the Rainer or East Lake Sammamish Trails. These trails are flat, paved, and mostly away from streets and automobile traffic. It is a GREAT way to explore Issaquah, Lake Sammamish State Park, the downtown historic district and so much more.