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Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

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3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer out and back
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,619' 493 m
Descent: -1,618' -493 m
High: 1,807' 551 m
Low: 188' 57 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)

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A great place for a picnic and watching paragliders!

Jackie Clark

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Overview

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.

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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Oct 12, 2019
Bodey Baker
Unexpected paraglide from the top down — 14h 00m
Oct 5, 2019
Erik Lackey
Sep 2, 2019
Mo E
Sep 1, 2019
Joanne McIntosh
Aug 20, 2019
E M
1 15 up 3.6mi
Aug 15, 2019
Rachel Dier
Aug 9, 2019
Garland Tackett
Great hike. A little cloudy so we couldn't see everything but there was still much to see from several vantage points
Jul 28, 2019
Prawal Agarwal
with Sagar and Natasha 3.9mi — 3h 00m

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Photos

Sun! Finally!
May 29, 2015 near Mirrormont, WA
Lake Sammamish seen from Tiger Mountain
May 29, 2015 near Mirrormont, WA
Mt. Rainier seen from Tiger Mountain
May 29, 2015 near Mirrormont, WA
Cresting the last ascent
May 29, 2015 near Mirrormont, WA
Paraglider off Tiger Mountain
Apr 12, 2019 near Mirrormont, WA
Overcast day light in the trees
May 29, 2015 near Mirrormont, WA

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