Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

National Public Lands Day Work Party - David Kappler

National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America's public lands. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers come together on the fourth Saturday in September to assist with various projects designed to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways and more.

Watch for details on the website or call David Kappler in September as details become available. Mountains to Sound Greenway and REI will be leading efforts with follow up celebration.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Call for time and meeting place.

David Kappler 425-652-2753

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Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Poo Poo Point via High School Trail Hike - Moderate, 9 miles, 2000 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Tom Anderson

Hike starts directly at the Trail House and proceeds along the Rainier Trail to the High School Trail and the Poo Poo Point Trail. Return same route.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Moderate, 9 miles, 2000 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Tom Anderson 206-245-3787

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

West West Tiger #1 Hike - Moderate, 9 miles, 2450 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Tom Anderson

Start at the High Point trail head on Tiger Mountain; follow the High Point Creek trail and TMT up to the Hiker's Hut and back. A nice shady trail up to the summit of West Tiger #1. Good view toward Mt Rainier on a clear day.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Moderate, 9 miles, 2450 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Tom Anderson 206-245-3787

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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

West Tiger Railroad Grade Hike - Moderate, 8 miles, 1600 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Ralph Owen

Visit Tiger Mountain's “Railroad in the Sky”. The railroad was not directly connected to the mills in High Point below. The route will be on mostly good trails with one steep, rough section. The map of the day is the Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain #205S. The leader's phone number on the morning of the hike is (425) 394-8244.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Moderate, 8 miles, 1600 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Ralph Owen hiker99ralph@comcast.net

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Issaquah Alps Area Dog Hike - Easy, 4-6 miles, 900-1200 ft gain, Moderate pace, Dori Ost

Leader's Choice of trails. If weather permits, may consider some remote bike trails off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation/Fall City area.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Easy, 4-6 miles, 900-1200 ft gain, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Dori Ost 206-939-3034

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Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Poo Poo Point via High School Trail Hike - Moderate, 9 miles, 2000 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Tom Anderson

Hike starts directly at the Trail House and proceeds along the Rainier Trail to the High School Trail and the Poo Poo Point Trail. Return same route.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Moderate, 9 miles, 2000 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Tom Anderson 206-245-3787

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Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Southeast Cougar Mtn Exploratory Loop Hike - Moderate, 6 miles, 1400 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Ralph Owen

Our route begins on parts of the Licorice Fern and Indian Trails before visiting the DeLeo Wall with its disappearing view. It then follows trails both below and above the wall. We will explore paths in the De Leo Farm on our return route. Hike on mostly good King County Park, City of Newcastle and long-used private trails. There will be a short, easy off-trail section. The map for the day is the Green Trails Cougar Mountain/ Squak Mountain #203S. (Not all trails are on this map.) The leader's phone number on the morning of the hike is (425) 394-8244.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Moderate, 6 miles, 1400 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Ralph Owen hiker99ralph@comcast.net

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Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Issaquah Alps Area Dog Hike - Moderate, 5-7 miles, up to 900 ft gain, Moderate pace, Tom Pohle

Leader's Choice of trails. If weather permits, may consider some remote bike trails off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation/Fall City area.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Moderate, 5-7 miles, up to 900 ft gain, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Tom Pohle 425-481-2341

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Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Donna's Pinnacle Hike - Strenuous, 10 miles, 3000 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Ralph Owen

Hike the western half of the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail to one of the least visited viewpoints on Rattlesnake Mountain. The map of the day is the Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain #205S. The leader's phone number on the morning of the hike is (425) 394-8244.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Strenuous, 10 miles, 3000 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Only for experienced hikers in good physical condition

Ralph Owen hiker99ralph@comcast.net

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Hike Leader Appreciation Pizza Party aka Hike Leader Summit
Jul
16
5:30 PM17:30

Hike Leader Appreciation Pizza Party aka Hike Leader Summit

Current Hike Leaders and those interested in becoming Hike Leaders, please join us for a special event to honor all of the great work our leaders do, and welcome any newcomers.

Location: Eagle Room at the Issaquah Police Station

130 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

Please Contact Lindsay Frickle at exec@issaquahalps.org to RSVP.

Pizza will be provided!

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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Issaquah Alps Area Dog Hike - Easy, 4-6 miles, 900-1200 ft gain, Moderate pace, Dori Ost

Leader's Choice of trails. If weather permits, may consider some remote bike trails off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation/Fall City area.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Easy, 4-6 miles, 900-1200 ft gain, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Dori Ost 206-939-3034

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Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Lower Mt Si Hike - Moderate, 7.5 miles, 2200 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Ralph Owen

Hike good trails on the lower slopes of Mount Si with visits to rocky and mossy vistas along the way. The map for the day is the Green Trails Mt Si NRCA #206S or DNR's PDF Mount Si NRCA Trail Map which can be downloaded online (www.dnr.wa.gov/geo/mountsi.pdf ). The leader's phone number on the morning of the hike is (425) 394-8244.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Moderate, 7.5 miles, 2200 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Ralph Owen hiker99ralph@comcast.net

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Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Cougar Newcastle South DeLeo Wall Hike - Easy, 3.5 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Scott Semans

Both rough and brand new trails with fantastic views, dense Madrone forest including the Save DeLeo Wall potential logging zone. Good trail but a few rough spots.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Easy, 3.5 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Scott Semans 425-369-1725

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Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Tradition Plateau Nature Walk #2 - Easy, 4 miles, 200 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Tom Anderson

Viva la Trails Day

Enjoy an easy stroll through the forest of the Tradition Plateau while learning about native plants and natural history. Meet at the Issaquah Alps booth at the Education Shelter by the High Point Trailhead parking lot. We will have a booth there for the special "Viva la Trails Day" event.

High Point Trailhead- Education Shelter - I90 Exit 20

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you want to park in the lot.

Easy, 4 miles, 200 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Tom Anderson 206-245-3787

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Tradition Plateau Nature Walk #1 - Easy, 4 miles, 200 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, David Kappler

Viva la Trails Day

Enjoy an easy stroll through the forest of the Tradition Plateau while learning about native plants and natural history. Meet at the Issaquah Alps booth at the Education Shelter by the High Point Trailhead parking lot. We will have a booth there for the special "Viva la Trails Day" event.

High Point Trailhead- Education Shelter - I90 Exit 20

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you want to park in the lot.

Easy, 4 miles, 200 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

David Kappler 425-652-2753

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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Zoe and the Swamp Monster Walk - Easy, 1.5 miles, 100 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Suzanne Kagen

Viva la Trails Day

Bring your kidos and enjoy the "Zoe and the Swamp Monster" adventure on the Swamp Trail of the Tradition Plateau. Meet at the Issaquah Alps booth at the Education Shelter by the High Point Trailhead parking lot. We will have a booth there for the special "Viva la Trails Day" event.

High Point Trailhead - Education Shelter - I90 Exit 20

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you want to park in the lot.

Easy, 1.5 miles, 100 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Suzanne Kagen 844-392-4282

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Annette Lake Hike, Moderate, 8 miles, 1800 ft gain, Good Trail, Slow Pace, Monica Poinescu

Waterfalls, wildflowers, sheltering forests, mountain views and an alpine lake are offered on this well-maintained trail. At the lake, enjoy the sights and relax for a while.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your Nat’l Forest Pass if you have one.

Moderate, 8 miles, 1800 ft gain, Good Trail, Slow Pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Monica Poinescu, mmcamis@Hotmail.com

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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Issaquah Alps Area Dog Hike - Moderate, 5-7 miles, up to 900 ft gain, Moderate pace, Tom Pohle

National Get Outdoors Day

Leader's Choice of trails. If weather permits, may consider some remote bike trails off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation/Fall City area.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Moderate, 5-7 miles, up to 900 ft gain, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Tom Pohle 425-481-2341

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May
25
9:30 AM09:30

Preston RR grade Walk - Very Easy, 3-4 miles, 180 ft gain, Paved trail, Slow pace, Steve Williams

Memorial Day Weekend

Bill Longwell's 'welcoming spring' jaunt on the

Preston-Snoqualmie Railroad Grade Trail -

identifying native plants and flowers all along the way.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Very Easy, 3-4 miles, 180 ft gain, Paved trail, Slow pace

For beginning hikers

Steve Williams 425-453-8997

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