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Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (73)

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 73 votes

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Photos

Mt. Rainier seen from Tiger Mountain
May 29, 2015 near Mirrormont, WA
Sun! Finally!
May 29, 2015 near Mirrormont, WA
Overcast day light in the trees
May 29, 2015 near Mirrormont, WA
Paraglider off Tiger Mountain
Apr 12, 2019 near Mirrormont, WA
Lake Sammamish seen from Tiger Mountain
May 29, 2015 near Mirrormont, WA
March 14 2020
Nov 20, 2021 near Mirrormont, WA

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Sep 27, 2022
Nils Albertsen
Apr 6, 2022
Chuck Crees
May 15, 2021
Bill Lampert
Perfect day, great views of the Mountain. 4.4mi — 2h 42m
Mar 18, 2021
Steven Svach
Very steep, pretty rocky with some short runs. Coming down was a blast, much steeper then anticipated. 4mi
Jun 22, 2020
Andrea Scott
Aug 6, 2019
Shannon Sullivan
3.6mi — 1h 20m
Feb 17, 2019
Lina GM
Aug 24, 2018
Andrea Scott