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.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk The park is open year round for day use.
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
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.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page
Available in the area ? Auto repair? Camping? Diesel? Gasoline? Groceries? Hardware? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service