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Issaquah Alps

Location

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain
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Length

2.4 miles, one-way

Elevation

Highest Point: 2900 ft.

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The Quick Link Trail is a short segment in the middle of the east tiger trail system. Tiger Mountain is a dynamic forest owned and managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As a working forest it creates revenue for the state as well as providing recreation opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders.

The shortest path to the Quick Link Trail is to leave from the tiger summit trailhead and travel along the Predator Trail for 1.8 miles until it intersects access road 5500. Hang a right and follow this road for a brief stint before arriving at the start of the Quick Link Trail. Over its 0.5 mile course, this trail gently contours a slope before ending at another intersection with access road 5500. Hop over the road to continue on the Master Link Trail or take this access road to another part of the forest. For mountain bike riders, they are only allowed to travel in the uphill direction on this trail, whereas hikers can move in both directions. Many other trails in this network are directional in the same way. This trail can be combined with others to form any number of loop hikes, including a trip to the east tiger summit and beyond.

 

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Co-ordinates: 47.4679, -121.9362 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

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Guidebooks & Maps

DNR: Tiger Mountain Forest map

Getting There

From I-90, take exit 25 and head south on highway 18. After 4.2 miles, turn into the wide pullout on the right. From here follow signs down a gravel road for 0.3 miles to the Tiger Summit Trailhead.

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