Tiger Mountain Trail
Jun 22, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Tiger Mountain Trail
- Region: Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain
- Agency: Department of Natural Resources, South Puget Sound Region
- Trails: (#)
- Avg Rating: 3.33
- Be Aware Of
- Bridge out
- Water on trail
We set out from the South and headed north- the first two miles were rain free. All of the other 14 miles were in pouring rain.
There are no signs about the trail being closed on either end- just when you get to the logging activity is it posted. For us- that notification was 4-5miles into the hike. North to South people will see the first sign about 10 miles into the hike. (I see this as unacceptable)
So we were faced with two options- head back and try again at a later time... or bushwhack around the logging zone (as there are no good trails around it) We went for the latter- not advisable! It took a long time for us to make it around- and it would have been fairly impossible to do without good maps on our GPSrs.
The whole trail is a mud pie at this point, is very overgrown, and is full of nettles that seem to have a remarkable ability to sting you.
Overall- the hike was quite an undertaking- especially with the rain and mud. I enjoyed it- but really would recommend checking the current status of the logging as it is pretty active up there and there is no way through on the trail.