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Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

 32 votes

Length

3.9 Miles 6.3 Kilometers


Elevation

1,619' 493 m

Ascent

-1,618' -493 m

Descent

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

1,807' 551 m

High

188' 57 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 21 hours ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud: Except for a small part of the trail near the end where a very small stream crosses, the trail was dry and not too steep. History

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A great place for a picnic and watching paragliders!

jma222 Allen

Overview

Discover Pass Required.
Poo Poo Point is technically a summit of West Tiger Mountain although it isn't a typical "Peak." It opens up to a great view, although the Point is only slightly higher than the surrounding area.
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

There is parking off the 2nd AVE SE, and the trailhead begins after crossing an often swampy grassy field. There is a sign on the other side of this area with general information posted (lost items, wildlife, etc) and doggy bags. Stay right to continue uphill. You'll cross an old railroad line (now just gravel) that makes a three-way intersection. Again, stay right and there will be a turnoff on your left-hand side. Further up, you'll walk under powerlines. Don't worry, it gets a little more "naturey" after this, surrounded by trees, and with blossoms in the spring. There are seasonal creeks that may require waterproof shoes or clever impromptu bridges depending on the rainfall and time of the year.

After a gentle climb, you're nearly there! There are a couple service roads which are inaccessible to the public. At the top, you'll notice a green turf area that is used by paragliders. Enjoy the views and I recommend hiking on a clear day so you see more than clouds (Lake Sammamish, Squak and Cougar Mountains, and Seattle skyline in the distance).

History & Background

This former clearcut was logged by Weyerhaeuser in the 70's. As a consequence, the area is primarily young trees.

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Apr 21, 2018
Calan Simpson
Finished this trail, great view! 10/10 would walk again 3.9mi
Apr 21, 2018
Jameson Rahmn
short hike, fun to see paragliders jumping off at the top 3.9mi
Apr 2, 2018
Brian Valles
Mar 16, 2018
Charissa Lind-Cunningham
Stopped at Southern Viewpoint 3.5mi
Mar 14, 2018
Tatyana Asaturova
Mar 10, 2018
Josh Rosen
Beautiful hike up to stunning view of Mt. Ranier on a clear day 4.2mi
Feb 7, 2018
Liz Kranz
Feb 3, 2018
Kevin L. Young
Nicholas and Jason Lazzuri

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  4.3 from 32 votes

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