The Issaquah Foothills, rebranded by boosters as the Issaquah Alps are the perfect, convenient getaway for a hike closer to Seattle.
They have numerous lovely trails that hit a sweet spot of not being too far, nor too strenuous. But many of them are, understandably, rather popular.
One popular hiking destination is Poo Poo Point, a popular jumping spot for paragliders, famed for its lovely views.
Naturally, I went there on a cloudy December day when no one was jumping, but the misty atmosphere of the forest more than made the walk worthwhile.
The trail is a nice, leisurely hike (at least, compared to others I'd done recently.) There and back was about four and a half miles, with 1,662 ft of elevation gain.
|out and back
|West Tiger Mountain Natural Resource Conservation Area
|Check out the trails index for information on more trails!
Along the way, I got to pass by where the paragliders land (with warnings to look up before you cross,) followed by some magnificent Pacific Northwest Forest.
Partway up, there was a tree with Christmas lights on it. A strange, seasonal touch.
Before the very top, there's a clear area with a bench.
When I reached the top, I wasn't surprised that there wasn't much of a view that day.
But, I wasn't dissatisfied either. The same misty fog that ruined paragliders' plans made the forest all the more magical.
And so, I descended, leaving the would be paragliders to continue hanging around in my absence.
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