Thrill Seeker Experiences
From the shores of Lake Sammamish to the highest peaks of the Issaquah Alps, outdoor adventures await, no matter your preferred level of adrenaline rush.
REI Snoqualmie Pass Snowshoe Rentals Outpost Now Open
Discover the beauty and serenity of a snowshoe hike this winter. In the heart of Snoqualmie Pass, our snowshoe
outpost rents kids and adult snowshoes by the hour. We will be there Friday–Sunday starting November 26
through early April, as conditions allow. Customers (and employees) are encouraged to reserve online more than
24 hrs. in advance to pick up, use and return on-site. Walk-up reservations are welcome, and you can call to check
on last-minute availability. REI also hosts snowshoeing day tours and more outdoor classes and guided day trips
throughout the Puget Sound area. Whether snowshoeing for the first or the hundredth time, REI’s Experiences
team will help create memories that will last long after the snow melts.
Holiday Promo: Use code HOLIDAY to get 30% off rentals at Snoqualmie Pass Snowshoe Rental Outpost when booked between 12/07/2022 and 12/19/2022.
• Address: 4682 WA-906, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068
• Phone: 425-300-3026
• Hours: Friday – Sunday, 8am – 4:30pm
• Parking Information: There is limited paid parking available on-site. First come, first served. You will
need a Sno-Park Permit to park, which you can purchase online or in person at Hyak Sno-Park. Passes are
also available at REI stores throughout the Puget Sound. No overnight parking permitted
REI also hosts snowshoeing day tours and more outdoor classes and guided day trips throughout the Puget Sound area. LEARN MORE
Summit at Snoqualmie Tubing Park
Snow tubing is a fun-filled, carefree way for family and friends to enjoy the exhilaration of sliding on snow. With over 20 tubing lanes during the peak of the season and a covered lift to take you back to the top, it's easy to get your winter thrills!
- Each ticket for those over 44" tall gives access to the tubing hill and one snow tube for one session (1.75hrs)
- Tickets for those under 44" tall provide access, but do not include a tube
- Open Friday-Sunday and Holidays during the winter season
- Holidays include December 17-January 1, January 16, & February 20
Children under 44" tall must have adult supervision at all times. A child ticket cannot be purchased without an adult ticket.
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.
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
Issaquah Paddle Sports
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.
Ohana Kai Watersports
On the day of your reservation, they bring the jet skis, life vests, and any other rented equipment to you at the designated drop off spot (typically the boat launch area). They will double check all paperwork with you, and pass out/help you to fill temporary boaters cards (free!). A staff member will then give you a thorough walk through of the operational and safety procedures of the equipment, and answer any questions you may have. They will launch the jet skis at the boat launch and get you on your way. Ohana Kai will return at the end of your rental period to pull the jet skis out of the water and do a post rental inspection.
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.
Rent Bikes: Mountain, E-Bikes, Road Gravel, & Kids
Ride Bicycles: 160 NW Gilman Blvd STE 102
Pick-up times from 9:30am onward.
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.
Trails for Beginners
Eastlake Sammamish Trail
This regional rails-to-trails connector has been more than 48 years in the making, and will eventually connect all of East King County, bridging the gap between Seattle and Central Washington along the Mountains to Sound Greenway. The trail offers connections to Marymoor Park, intersects with the Issaquah-Preston Trail, and includes lots of scenic waterfront views.
Trail Level: Beginner
Starting Point: NE 70th St (Redmond)
End Point: NW Gilman Blvd (Issaquah)
Consider this rails-to-trails part of a package duo with the East Lake Sammamish Trail, where it begins just .02 miles north of the ELST's Issaquah endpoint. The trail offers paved, gravel, and some dirt paths that can be uneven and muddy depending on the time of year, but is a generally pleasant ride as part of the Mountains to Sound Greenways. Beginners should prepare for one short steep section (don't be ashamed to walk your bike if need to!) The trail continues on to the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail for a few more miles at the end.
Trail Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Starting Point: East Lake Sammamish Trail (near NW Gilman Blvd), Issaquah
End Point: Preston-Snoqualmie Trail (SE 47th St off of Preston-Fall City Rd), Preston
Issaquah's Nonmotorized Corridors
Mountain Bikes: Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
Road Riding: Free Group Rides via Cascade Bicycle Club
Hiking and Trail Running
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
Join the Issaquah Alps Trails Club on day hikes. View their schedule here.
Evergreen Trail Runs
The Evergreen Trail preview runls are not designed to be a race but rather a community-building, free-form run.
Best running trails in Issaquah according to All Trails.
Featured Trails In Issaquah
Issaquah Trails Map
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.
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.
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.
Take your young hikers out on the half-mile Swamp Monster 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. It's designed with the young visitors in mind. But hey, it's OK if you older folks enjoy it, too!
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.
Seattle Paraglide - Tandem Ride
Come paraglide and experience free flight in its purest form! No minimum age requirements. Seattle Paraglide have flown passengers from 5 to 94 years young. You can fly tandem with an instructor pilot who provides everything you need and helps you with every step. You and your instructor run down the grassy hill of Poo Poo Point located at the top of Tiger Mountain and let the wing carry you away. There is no jumping involved! After running a few steps you suddenly find yourself airborne, sitting comfortably in a reclined harness, your feet dangling above the trees with no one in front of you and no cockpit surrounding you. No noise – just you and the wind.
11206 Issaquah-Hobart Rd SE Issaquah
Northwest Paragliding - Tandem Ride
Northwest Paragliding’s team of fully certified USHPA tandem pilots will help you experience the thrill of flight at one of the most beautiful flying locations in the USA. There is NO experience necessary. Tandem flights are available from April 1st – October 1st and can be enjoyed by anyone over the age of 16 and under 260 pounds. (Minors must be accompanied by an adult).
Once you’re on the takeoff your experienced Tandem instructor will help you prepare for the flight and then within a few easy step you’ll be airborne enjoying the tranquility of flight in a comfortable seat with the wind on your hair.
Our ability to fly safely is weather dependent we recommend scheduling in advance to ensure pilot availability.
We proudly fight climate change and restore nature by planting a tree with every flight.
475 Front St S
Issaquah Sportsmen's Club
The firing range is a safe place for both the public and members to shoot. The range is a place where sports enthusiasts can hone in on their skills while observing safe firearms handling and shooting.
The Range Consists of multiple targets ranging from 20 to 65 yards. Including a 40 yard broadhead sand pit. Only certified members will be given access to the archery range. You must take a short orientation exam to become ISC archery certified.
23605 S.E. Evans Street
What's Happening in Issaquah
Many or our local outdoor organizations offer special events, courses, and classes. Check out the Visit Issaquah calendar for details.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS