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60 Hikes
Custer's Bridge - Middle Tiger Loop

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 2607.0 ft.
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Hike the forested Iverson Railroad Trail and the little-used middle section of the main Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT). Look in on the site of a 1925 logging train wreck. Continue on to remote Custer's Bridge, and return via a loop over Middle Tiger Mountain, including views south-side hikers miss.
 
 
Quick Link

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
2.4 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 2900.0 ft.
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The Quick Link Trail is a short segment in the middle of the east tiger trail system. Combine this trail with others to form any number of loop hikes, including a trip to the east tiger summit.
 
 
Crosshaul

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.5 miles, one-way
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The Crosshaul Trail is a short segment within the East Tiger Mountain trail network that connects with many other trails.
 
 
K-3 Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
0.6 miles, roundtrip
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Average rating:
2.40
(5 votes)
Shave off 2.5 miles of distance with this 0.5 mile shortcut on the Tiger Mountain Trail. Also access the West Tiger Railroad Grade Trail just 0.1 miles off the TMT.
 
 
Hidden Forest Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2650 ft.
Highest Point: 2340.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
Hike a short, steep little-used trail deep within the Tigers. In winter, descend past ghostly leafless trees. In summer, appreciate areas of exuberant moss and greenery. And, with luck, you might have the trail all to yourself.
 
 
High Point Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 1150.0 ft.
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Average rating:
2.67
(6 votes)
Begin your hike up High Point Trail in wooded, steep terrain, passing a junction with the Lingering Trail and eventually joining up with the Tiger Mountain Trail.
 
 
Hobart - Middle Tiger Railroad Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
10.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1550 ft.
Highest Point: 2180.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
Hike the routes of two former logging railroads (the Iverson and the Hobart - Middle Tiger) to reach a remote section of Fifteenmile Creek. Follow a short, steep trail to connect with the Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT.) Return via the TMT and, on the way, look in on the site of a 1925 logging train wreck.
 
 
High School Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
2.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 375 ft.
Highest Point: 480.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(3 votes)
Hike a gently climbing trail along a forested hillside near Issaquah High School. It's a good bet for young hikers and, if you are so inclined, it leads to more ambitious ongoing trails. In spring enjoy a few wildflowers, and any time of year be alert for birds and wildlife sightings.
 
 
Grand Canyon of Fifteenmile Creek

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 350 ft.
Highest Point: 1200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
A short and secluded walk along Fifteenmile creek offers views of waterfalls, cliffs and old coal mines.
 
 
Gas Line Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
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2.00
(2 votes)
A connector trail to a variety of routes along the northwest section of Tiger Mountain State Forest.
 
 
Fifteenmile Creek Railroad Grade

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
4.8 miles, roundtrip
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1.75
(4 votes)
 
Hike along one of the old railroad grades on Tiger Mountain, exploring the forests near Issaquah. Begin from the Hidden Forest Trail on the south side of Tiger Mountain.
 
 
Dwight's Way

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
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2.80
(5 votes)
 
Detour off the Lingering Trail and amble through forest to junctions with the Preston Trail or the Bootleg Trail.
 
 
Bus Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
See history in your backyard. Tiger Mountain is full of historic trails, but the Bus Trail gets its name from an old bus that lies on its side along the trail. Kids will love exploring the area, and the Bus Trail can be used to make a huge variety of loops on the north side of Tiger Mountain.
 
 
Bootleg Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
4.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 2200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
 
A trail on Tiger Mountain with loop options to Preston Trail, and Dwight's Way. Also use this trail to access the Tiger Mountain Trail.
 
 
Bonneville Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
 
Join mountain bikes on this hike with access to many trails all around Tradition Lake, including the Adventure Trail, the Gas Trail, the Wetlands Trail, Section Line Trail, and Bus Trail.
 
 
Brink Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
Hike along the edge of a ridgeline just above an invisible I-90 at the north end of Tiger Mountain.
 
 
Big Tree Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 110 ft.
Highest Point: 530.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
The Big Tree Trail is a short (0.5 mile) trail on Tiger Mountain's Tradition Plateau. It passes one of the largest Douglas firs still standing in the Tigers, and also passes a short section of some of the best true swamp you will find in the area, with lots of hanging moss and standing water.
 
 
Inside Passage

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
6.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 2150.0 ft.
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0.00
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This 1.6-mile section of trail is located in the Tiger Mountain State Forest. It is popular with mountain bikers and hikers.
 
 
West Side Road

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
 
A hike along a roadbed on Tiger Mountain.
 
 
West Tiger Railroad Grade

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
8.7 miles of trails
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 2000.0 ft.
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Average rating:
2.00
(6 votes)
Hike a loop route that features an historic old railroad grade that traverses a very green forest with mossy sections and several small streams. Enjoy many wildflowers in season.
 
 
Tradition Lake Loop

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
2.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 540.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.81
(16 votes)
Hike a series of short, nearly level trails that offer views of two lakes and of some swampy areas, and pass one of the largest trees in the Tigers. Appreciate the forest vegetation and wildflowers. Along the way, hear and perhaps see a variety of song birds and waterfowl.
 
 
Tiger Mountain Trail South

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
3.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 520 ft.
Highest Point: 1100.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(9 votes)
Hike the southernmost part of the Main Tiger Mountain Trail - the TMT - for a gentle introduction to the southern slopes of the Tigers. The trail is usable all year unless there has been significant lowland snow. In spring, enjoy blooms of trilliums and other wild flowers. In the fall, appreciate the colors of leaves that carpet parts of the trail.
 
 
Swamp Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 75 ft.
Highest Point: 520.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
Take your young hikers out on a half-mile trail through the swampy area north of Tradition Lake. It could even be their first hike! The trail is solidly-constructed, with good footing, no mud and it's almost all level. It's designed with the young visitors in mind. But hey, it's OK if you older folks enjoy it, too!
 
 
Talus Rock Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.17
(6 votes)
 
A connector trail on Tiger Mountain. Access to or from West Tiger 3, Nook Trail, and Section Line Trail.
 
 
South Tiger Powerline

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
Cut across to the south section of the Tiger Mountain Trail from the South Tiger Traverse.
 
 
South Tiger Traverse

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
3.4 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
A short hike on the south side of Tiger Mountain through beautiful old forest.
 
 
Joyride

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
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Beaver Valley

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
Rating:
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2.80
(5 votes)
 
 
 
West Tiger 2

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
7.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 2757.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
 
 
Tiger Mountain Road

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)