Trail Map of Pretzel Tree Trail

Follow Field Mouse on a quick educational hike located on Squak Mountain.

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Pretzel Tree Trail
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Easy: 0.3 miles, 1 hour or less
Other Information: Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
 
Overview: This is a great hike for you to take the kids on. The trail is short and has almost no elevation change to it. It also provides a little education on how the forest and its animals work together to form an ecosystem.

You will follow Field Mouse, who is the lead character, while he takes his first hike into the forest. Along the way he will encounter several of the forest inhabitants who educate him on their jobs in the forest. As you follow along on his journey you will meet a crow, bugs, tree frog, woodpecker, beaver, and a squirrel. Each one of them will explain their role in the forest.

The story of Field Mouse would make a great short story for young kids at home as well. Included in the photos, I copied the information from the stories down. With this guide you will be able to read the story of Field Mouse and his journey any time you wish.

Tips: Directions:

The park is located just south of Issaquah. From I-90 East, take exit 17. Head south on Front Street, which turns into Issaquah-Hobart Road. Drive 4.5 miles, and then turn right onto S.E. May Valley Road. Drive 1.5 miles, and turn right into the park. There will be a large sign for the Squak Mountain State Park at the entrance.

Park Hours:

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk
Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk
The park is open year round for day use.

Amenities:

-There are restrooms within the park located in the
parking area.
-No water is on the trail or in the parking area, bring
your own water.
Pretzel Tree Trailhead
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Field Mouse Enters the Forest
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Field Mouse meets the Big Black Bird
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Field Mouse Encounters a Bug
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Field Mouse meets the Treefrog
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The Pileated Woodpecker
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Field mouse meets the Mountain Beaver
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The Douglas Squirrel
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End of the Trail
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