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Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (68) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great place for a picnic and watching paragliders!


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

60%

Runnable

1,807' 551 m

High

188' 57 m

Low

1,619' 493 m

Up

1,618' 493 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Leashed

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 running 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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jackie Clark with improvements by Meredith Farmer

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  4.3 from 68 votes

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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
Paraglider off Tiger Mountain
Apr 12, 2019 near Mirrormont, WA
Overcast day light in the trees
May 29, 2015 near Mirrormont, WA
A Para Glider Surveys the Landscape
Apr 24, 2018 near Mirrormont, WA

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