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East Side Road

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain
47.4665, -121.9307 Map & Directions
Length
6.5 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
200 feet
Highest Point
1400 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
The combination of roads and trails at Tiger Mountain give hikers lots of options. Photo by WifeHusbandPuppy Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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The East Side Road is an access road on Tiger Mountain that is closed to vehicle traffic and open to hikers. The road roughly parallels the eastern boundary of Tiger Mountain and connects with several other trails. Continue reading

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Hiking East Side Road

The East Side Road is an access road on Tiger Mountain that is closed to vehicle traffic and open to hikers.  The road roughly parallels the eastern boundary of Tiger Mountain and connects with several other trails.

From the West Tiger Mountain Parking Lot, find the road by locating the trailhead kiosk and taking the road heading off to the right. You’ll reach another fork in a few hundred feet. Stay right here and walk for a little over a mile, paralleling Highway 18, until you reach another junction. This is just a short spur to the highway. Stay straight and in about half a mile the road will curve to the left and leave the highway noise behind. 

Over the next 4.5 miles, the road meanders through the forest, mirroring the eastern boundary of the park, connecting with several trails including The Legend, Easy Tiger, Silent Swamp and Preston Railroad Grade.

Carry a map if you go hiking here since the multitude of roads and trails can get confusing. 

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East Side Road

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4665, -121.9307 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-90, take exit 25. Head south on SR 18 for about 4.2 miles to the Tiger Mountain summit. Turn right here into a large parking lot and find a spot.  

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Trailhead

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

East Side Road (#TIGER)

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

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East Side Road

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