Tread deep into the mossy forests of Squak Mountain and you’ll probably start daydreaming. It just happens. You lose yourself in the thick overgrowth of firs and ferns, imagining a time when Lewis and Clark were prowling around. Since the Bullitt family returned its swath of 600 acres to the state in 1972—on the condition that no logging take place—this stretch of the Issaquah Alps has returned to its roots, so to speak. And we’re luckier for it.
Distance from Downtown 18 miles.
Permits and Passes None
Map Green Trails no. 203S Cougar Mountain, Squak Mountain