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Squak Mountain State Park
SQUAK MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
SQUAK MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
Squak Mountain State Park is a 1,545-acre, day-use park just outside of Issaquah and a short 15-minute drive from Seattle. The forested park features miles of trails in wilderness solitude for both equestrians and hikers alike. This forested park, a wilderness with glimpses of Issaquah below, has miles of winding trails alongside bubbling creeks and narrow ravines. There are several trail loop options on this 2,024-foot-high mountain. With multi-use trails and a natural area, equestrians and hikers alike have plenty to explore.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk The park is open year round for day use.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life. Bears. Chipmunks. Coyotes. Deer or Elk. Foxes. Rabbits. Raccoons. Skunks. Squirrels. Weasels. Crows or Ravens. Hawks. Jays. Owls. Woodpeckers. Wrens

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life . Cedar. Douglas Fir. Hemlock. Nobel Fir. Spruce. Alder. Birch. Maple. Daisy. Foxglove. Lupines. Orchids. Paintbrush. Rhododendron. Rose. Berries. Ferns. Moss or Lichens
History of the Area
Squak Mountain State Park was created in 1972 when the Bullitt family donated 590 acres near the top of the mountain to the state. The donation included a stipulation that the land must remain in its natural state. Several other parcels of land were acquired over the years. Traces of early land users are readily found throughout the park, from remnants of old coal mining rail trails to overgrown logging roads. Massive old-growth stumps dot the forest alongside the trails. And the Bullitt fireplace, a popular park destination, is all that remains at the site of the Bullitt's summer home.

The name Squak comes from an early Anglicization of the Native American word "Asquowk," and was also given to the nearby valley, creek and town.
Boats and RVs
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WABoat Rentals
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
55.7 miles from park*


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Picnicking
The park offers six unsheltered picnic tables at the trailhead and one at the Bullitt fireplace site. All are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a vault toilet the the trailhead and a horse-loading ramp that is accessible to people with disabilities. There is no water available at Squak Mountain.
Nature Programs
The park features a self-guided interpretive walk along the .3-mile Pretzel Tree Trail adjacent to the main trailhead. The trail illustrates the adventures of Field Mouse as he meets local forest creatures and discovers their importance in the ecosystem on his search for the Pretzel Tree.
Area Attractions
Trails Water Activities Other . 13 mi. Hiking Trails. 6 mi. Horse Trails. Bird Watching. Interpretive Activities. Wildlife Viewing

Things To Do in the Area
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WAFamily Outting
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
Web Site: leavenworthoutfitters.com
55.7 miles from park*
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival - Rollingbay, WAArts/Cultural/Drama
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival is a family-focused music event organized by volunteers. The festival brings diverse music to the community, raising funds for local charities, this year PAWs of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.
Web Site: BainbridgeBluegrass.org
27.1 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds

Trailer Inns R.V. Park/Bellevue
15531 South East 37th
Bellevue, WA
800-659-4684


Snoqualmie River RV Park & Campground
34807 SE 44th Place
Fall City, WA
425-222-5545


Seattle/Tacoma KOA
5801 South 212th Street
Kent, WA
253-872-8652


Blue Sky R.V. Park
9002 302nd Avenue SE
Preston, WA
425-222-7910


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Directions
The park is located in Issaquah, Wash. in King County.

The park is located just south of Issaquah. From I-90, take exit 17. Head south on Front Street, which turns into Issaquah-Hobart Road. Drive 4.5 miles, then turn right on S.E. May Valley Road. Drive 1.5 miles, and turn right into the park.

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