Issaquah, WA Trails and Parks

Issaquah has 44 trails in the vicinity, including 30 hiking trails and 13 for trail running. These trails range from 1.5 to 41 miles in length. The longest trail in Issaquah is Tiger Mountain: Preston Railroad, Northwest Timber, Iverson Railroad, Poo Poo Point, & The Crossover Road Trails a well-known trail measuring 41 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Tiger Mountain: Chirico Trail, Tiger Mountain: Poo Poo Point Trail and Tiger Mountain: West Tiger Three Loop. Trails.com member Elle J. recently completed Tiger Mountain–High Point Trail.

More information on the best trails in Issaquah can be found below.
  • Tiger Mountain State Forest: Preston Railroad Trail / Northwest Timber Trail Loop.

    5 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    This 11.3-mile loop, suitable for strong intermediates and above, is by far the most entertaining ride available to mountain bikers in Tiger Mountain State Forest. The woods and trails are the ...
    •  11.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This 11.3-mile loop, suitable for strong intermediates and above, is by far the most entertaining ride available to mountain ...

  • Squak Mountain State Park: Double Peak Loop

    5 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    The Double Peak Loop hike quickly escapes the lower section of Squak Mountain State Park (which is open to horses) to explore a dense forest and the historic ruins of the Bullitt family settlement, ...
    •  3 to 6 hours
    •  6.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Double Peak Loop hike quickly escapes the lower section of Squak Mountain State Park (which is open to horses) to explore ...

  • Tiger Mountain: Chirico Trail

    4 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    The Chirico Trail provides the shortest and easiest hike to two of the finest vistas anywhere in the Issaquah Alps, including spectacular Poo Poo Point. If the wind is right, you may share the ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chirico Trail provides the shortest and easiest hike to two of the finest vistas anywhere in the Issaquah Alps, including ...

  • Tiger Mountain’s Preston Railroad/Northwest Timber Trails

    4 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    One of the few neighborhood mountain trails in the Seattle area still open to mountain bikers is Tiger Mountain. Thus, it’s quite popular. The trail has a lot to offer: The forest roads lead ...
    •  2 hours
    •  11.5 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the few neighborhood mountain trails in the Seattle area still open to mountain bikers is Tiger Mountain. Thus, it’s ...

  • Squak Mountain

    4 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Well maintained and well marked, Squak Mountain is a good intermediate trail. The close proximity to Issaquah makes it an urban wilderness that is especially good for an evening run after work. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Well maintained and well marked, Squak Mountain is a good intermediate trail. The close proximity to Issaquah makes it an ...

  • Cougar Mountain: Wilderness Peak Loop

    4 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Cougar Mountain receives many visitors, but most are concentrated at the Red Town Trailhead, far from the mountain’s high point at Wilderness Peak. The Wilderness Creek Trail climbs to the ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Cougar Mountain receives many visitors, but most are concentrated at the Red Town Trailhead, far from the mountain’s high ...

  • Tiger Mountain: Preston Railroad, Northwest Timber, Iverson Railroad, Poo Poo Point, & The Crossover Road Trails

    3 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Located in the middle of 1,300 acres of state forest, Tiger Mountain is one of the most popular mountain bike areas in the Puget Sound region. Only forty minutes from downtown, Tiger is home ...
    •  1 hour to all-day
    •  41 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the middle of 1,300 acres of state forest, Tiger Mountain is one of the most popular mountain bike areas in the ...

  • Cougar Mountain Ring

    3 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    The Cougar Mountain Ring or Grand Tour, as it has been referred to, has many variations. This route starts from the Wilderness Creek Trailhead and begins with a quick climb through a heavily ...
    •  3.75 hours
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cougar Mountain Ring or Grand Tour, as it has been referred to, has many variations. This route starts from the Wilderness ...

  • High Point Trail

    3 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    With three trail opportunities, High Point trailhead is ideal for children. Choose between the easy Tradition Lake trail, a moderate climb to Talus Rocks where children can find out about the ...
    •  Day hike
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    With three trail opportunities, High Point trailhead is ideal for children. Choose between the easy Tradition Lake trail, ...

  • Issaquah Creek

    3 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    One of the smallest streams covered in this book, Issaquah Creek is perhaps the most intimate. It requires no shuttle because it involves paddling up a creek from an access on the lake into which ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the smallest streams covered in this book, Issaquah Creek is perhaps the most intimate. It requires no shuttle because ...

  • Tradition Lake Plateau

    2 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    This pleasant loop on Tiger Mountain’s Tradition Lake Plateau offers fairly level, scenic trails with occasional rolling hills and one semi-long climb. It has all the usual roots and rocks that ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This pleasant loop on Tiger Mountain’s Tradition Lake Plateau offers fairly level, scenic trails with occasional rolling ...

  • Beaver Lake

    2 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Located on the Issaquah Plateau, the Beaver Lake Trail System is microchip small but excellent for quick rides when you’re pressed for time. Three to five small singletrack loops connect to form ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Located on the Issaquah Plateau, the Beaver Lake Trail System is microchip small but excellent for quick rides when you’re ...

  • Tiger Mountain State Forest: Poo Poo Point

    2 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    This 15-mile intermediate-level gravel-road out-and-back travels through clear-cuts and pretty, second-growth woods. It features some moderate climbing and descending, more climbing and better ...
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This 15-mile intermediate-level gravel-road out-and-back travels through clear-cuts and pretty, second-growth woods. It features ...

  • Tiger Mountain: West Tiger Three Loop

    2 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Although Number Three is the lowest of West Tiger Mountain’s triple summits, the view from the top is as good as from any of them. This fun loop takes a direct line to the popular peak, then ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  5.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Although Number Three is the lowest of West Tiger Mountain’s triple summits, the view from the top is as good as from any ...

  • West Tiger 3

    2 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Don’t expect solitude here—this is perhaps the most heavily used trail on Tiger Mountain, and for good reason. Fortunately, there is plenty of room to share. This close-to-the-city wildland trail ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Don’t expect solitude here—this is perhaps the most heavily used trail on Tiger Mountain, and for good reason. Fortunately, ...

  • Taylor Mountain–Holder Knob Loop

    2 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Taylor Mountain represents an experiment in forest management. Over the decades, loggers took what they could from the 1700-acre forest, leaving behind a mess of scrub brush and second- (and ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Taylor Mountain represents an experiment in forest management. Over the decades, loggers took what they could from the 1700-acre ...

  • Tiger Mountain: Poo Poo Point Trail

    1 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Poo Poo Point is much nicer than it sounds. Perched on the western end of Tiger Mountain, it provides one of the best views anywhere in the Issaquah Alps, even though it is more than 1,000 feet ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Poo Poo Point is much nicer than it sounds. Perched on the western end of Tiger Mountain, it provides one of the best views ...

  • Poo Poo Point–High School Trail

    1 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    It’s time to go back to high school. Or maybe flight school. This Tiger Mountain path starts at Issaquah High School and ends at Poo Poo Point, where many paraglider pilots learn to fly their ...
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    It’s time to go back to high school. Or maybe flight school. This Tiger Mountain path starts at Issaquah High School and ...

  • Tiger Mountain–High Point Trail

    1 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    This forest ramble is a good rainy-day trip when Tiger Mountain is shrouded in clouds, and since you’re going to get wet anyway, you won’t be bothered by wet vegetation along the overgrown sections ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This forest ramble is a good rainy-day trip when Tiger Mountain is shrouded in clouds, and since you’re going to get wet ...

  • Seattle's Favorite Loop - Tiger Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Each New Year, Northwest ultra-runners join together for two loops on this route to take care of excess holiday eating. This tradition allows guilt-free meals all through the holidays. The ...
    •  4 hours
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    Each New Year, Northwest ultra-runners join together for two loops on this route to take care of excess holiday eating. This ...

  • Grand Ridge

    1 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Grand Ridge may soon become one of the more disappointing mountain bike trail casualties of Seattle area development. Located just outside Issaquah, the Grand Ridge Loop continues to shrink and ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  11.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Grand Ridge may soon become one of the more disappointing mountain bike trail casualties of Seattle area development. Located ...

  • Tiger Mountain Trail: South

    1 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    The Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT) is to Tiger Mountain what the Pacific Crest Trail is to the Cascades—a long, winding trail that crosses many summits and offers a long through hike or short ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT) is to Tiger Mountain what the Pacific Crest Trail is to the Cascades—a long, winding ...

  • South Tiger Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Unlike the Tiger Mountain trails along Interstate 90, South Tiger Mountain hardly ever sees the bottom of a boot. Along the route can be found some unusual native Washington plants as well as ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  7.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Unlike the Tiger Mountain trails along Interstate 90, South Tiger Mountain hardly ever sees the bottom of a boot. Along the ...

  • West Tiger Railroad Grade

    0 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Follow Tiger Mountain’s finest old rail line while exploring some of the wildest and remotest stands of forest remaining on the mountain. You’ll even find some outstanding views during this long, ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Follow Tiger Mountain’s finest old rail line while exploring some of the wildest and remotest stands of forest remaining ...

  • Three Summits

    0 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    This route offers a variety of trail running experiences, from rapid ascents to technical descents. The steep Section Line Trail is a great place to practice a climbing walk. A very slow but ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    This route offers a variety of trail running experiences, from rapid ascents to technical descents. The steep Section Line ...