Burn Ban - Level 1

Fires allowed in all designated fire pits and grills. Propane and gas grills allowed.

Entrance sign at Squak Mountain State Park with the parks shield and the word "Welcome." Set against a backdrop of green trees and undergrowth. Green ferns are visible in front of the sign.
Large stone fireplace is in the center of the photo with a wooden picnic table in front of it. The area is dirt  near the fireplace and picnic table. Surrounding them is  lush green foliage and trees.
Gravel and dirt trail goes from right to left diagonally through the photo. Ferns are visible on both sides of the trail as well as large trees with grey, greeniish bark.
A dirt and gravel path leading to a wooden footbridge is in the foreground and the footbridge connects to another dirt and gravel trail in the midground. There are two trees visible on both sides of the footbridge in the midground and many more in the background. The undergrowth is primarily ferns and smaller plants.
Parking area at Squak Mountain with some vehicles and visitors visible. A restroom building is visible on the right. The parking area is surrounded by trees.

Squak Mountain State Park

21430 SE May Valley Road, Issaquah, WA 98029

Squak Mountain State Park offers a peek-a-boo view of Seattle amongst mossy rocks, lichen covered trees, and bubbling creeks. With hiking and horse trails for outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities, this day use park less than 15 minutes from Seattle has something for everyone.


  • Day-Use Only
  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires not Allowed
  • Horses Allowed

Please note, there is no drinking water at the park.


Bird Watching


Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

Horseback Riding

Metal Detecting


Automated Pay Station

Accessible Restrooms


Picnic Tables


Interpretive Opportunities

Equestrian Trails

Hiking Trails

Park features




Mountain View


Wildlife Viewing


  • Day-Use Only
  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires not Allowed
  • Horses Allowed

Please note, there is no drinking water at the park.

Map & visitor guide

47.49900818, -122.0465546

Picnic and day use facilities

Six first-come, first-served picnic tables are available at the main trailhead and one is available at the Bullitt fireplace. A vault toilet is available at the trailhead and a horse-loading ramp is also ADA accessible.


The park has 13 miles of hiking trails and six miles of horse trails.

Interpretive opportunities

The Pretzel Tree Trail is a self-guided 0.3-mile interpretive trail adjacent to the main trailhead. Follow the adventures of a field mouse as he meets other forest critters and discovers their connection to the ecosystem on Squak Mountain in his search for the Pretzel Tree.