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60 Hikes
Northwest Timber Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 1500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(15 votes)
The Northwest Timber Trail can be an easy first hike for young hikers, or it can be a pleasant stroll for experienced hikers when they have limited time. For many, this trail is a gateway to other routes that lead to more distant goals, such as the Silent Swamp Loop or the Preston Railroad Grade, or to forest roads that lead to the summit of East Tiger.
 
 
Tiger Mountain Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
15.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 2360 ft.
Highest Point: 2500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.80
(10 votes)
Closure notice: Until Fall 2021, a 1.6-mile section of the Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT) from the Middle Tiger Trail intersection to the 1000 Road will be temporarily closed for a timber sale
Do a thru-hike on the main Tiger Mountain Trail, also known as the TMT. Arrange a car shuttle and start at the southern end. Hike north more than fifteen miles over varied terrain and through different types of forest vegetation. Pass a large glacial erratic boulder, and visit some of the most remote places in the Tigers.
 
 
Tiger Mountain Trail North

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
15.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 2500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(8 votes)
Hike along the northern half of the main Tiger Mountain Trail, the TMT. If you like, make it a shorter hike and turn around at any of a number of pleasant stopping spots, or perhaps hike on as far as Custer's Bridge, one of the most remote places in the Tigers.
 
 
West Tiger 3

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 2525.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.35
(37 votes)
Don't expect solitude here- this is perhaps the most heavily used trail on Tiger Mountain, and for good reason. Fortunately, there is plenty of room to share. This close-to-the-city wild land trail provides stunning views, great forestlands, and ample opportunities to see birds and critters. West Tiger- one of the sprawling mountain's four primary peaks (West, Middle, South and East)- is itself a tri-crowned peak. Numbered 1 through 3, the third of the West Tiger peaks offers the best views, despite being the lowest of the triplets.
 
 
West Tiger No. 1 via Fred's Corner

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2450 ft.
Highest Point: 2948.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(10 votes)
Hike through some great second-growth forest to reach the second highest summit in the Tigers. Then enjoy a superb viewpoint a short distance west of the summit.
 
 
Paw Print Connector

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 2200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
A connector trail on Tiger Mountain. Access from Tiger Mountain Trail, 15 Mile Railroad Grade, East Tiger, and Upper and Middle Bootleg Trail.
 
 
Poo Poo Point - Chirico Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
3.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1760 ft.
Highest Point: 1850.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.07
(76 votes)
Hike a short but steep trail with many stone steps. Pause at a viewpoint offering a fine view of Mount Rainier, then continue on to Poo Poo Point itself, only 1.9 miles from the trailhead. Enjoy views to the northwest, and perhaps watch paragliders sailing off into the sky.
 
 
Poo Poo Point

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
7.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1858 ft.
Highest Point: 2021.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.83
(115 votes)
Hike railroad grades dating from the logging era. Cross many small creeks, some of them seasonal. Pass tall trees draped with moss. Enjoy ferns and, in season, forest wildflowers and a few wild berries. Reach a fine viewpoint that's also a favorite launching spot for paragliders.
 
 
West Tiger Four-Summit Loop

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
9.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2830 ft.
Highest Point: 2948.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(5 votes)
If you are bored at the thought of another hike up West Tiger #3, here is an option for a more ambitious hike. First, the route will take you to Poo Poo Point, a knoll on a shoulder of West Tiger Mountain, for the view and perhaps to see paragliders launching into the sky. Then, you'll continue via a sequence of short trails to reach and traverse all three numbered summits of West Tiger Mountain before returning to your trailhead.
 
 
Middle Tiger

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1127 ft.
Highest Point: 2607.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
Closure notice: Until Fall 2021, a 1.6-mile section of the Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT) from the Middle Tiger Trail intersection to the 1000 Road will be temporarily closed for a timber sale
A short trail on Tiger Mountain that makes up some of the Tiger Mountain Trail thru-hike.
 
 
Iverson Railroad Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 850 ft.
Highest Point: 1750.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.83
(12 votes)
Trail Closed: The Iverson Railroad Grade Trail is closed until Fall 2021 for timber sale activity
Take a hike on the east side of Tiger Mountain along an old railroad grade.
 
 
Cable Line Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2022 ft.
Highest Point: 2522.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.77
(22 votes)
What a workout! The Cable Line Trail on Tiger Mountain is not for the weak of heart, nor the weak of knees. A steep, slippery incline awaits you here, climbing over 2,000 feet in just 1.5 miles to the summit of West Tiger 3.
 
 
South Tiger Mountain Loop

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
8.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1550 ft.
Highest Point: 2028.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.80
(5 votes)
Hike the southernmost part of the main Tiger Mountain Trail - the TMT - and return via the South Tiger Traverse to complete a loop around South Tiger Mountain, with a side trip to the south summit and, optionally, a visit to the north summit.
 
 
East Tiger

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
10.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2940 ft.
Highest Point: 3004.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.83
(6 votes)
 
Branch off from the Paw Print Connector to the east side of Tiger Mountain and explore this trail with many access points.
 
 
Master Link Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
A mountain bike trail on Tiger Mountain.
 
 
Silent Swamp Loop

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
8.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 1780.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
Hike a restored trail in the southeast corner of the Tigers, through an area that is very green, with impressive moss cover and with many huge, decaying stumps remaining from logging a century ago.
 
 
Section Line Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2022 ft.
Highest Point: 2522.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(7 votes)
A steep trail to the summit of West Tiger 3.
 
 
Seattle View Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
Aptly named, find excellent views of Seattle from this connector trail on Tiger Mountain.
 
 
Wetlands Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 90 ft.
Highest Point: 570.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.20
(5 votes)
The Wetlands Trail is a short (0.65 mile) trail on Tiger Mountain's Tradition Plateau. As the name suggests, it passes through some areas that often are moist and have a prolific growth of ferns. Also, it passes tiny, aptly-named Round Lake whose level fluctuates from year to year, and with the seasons.
 
 
Poo Top

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
0.8 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 2948.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
Hike along a ridgeline to the summit of Tiger 1. Access from Tiger Mountain Trail, West Tiger 1, and Main Tiger Trail.
 
 
Preston Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
 
Hike from a transmission line on the north side of Tiger Mountain to various trails on the mountain.
 
 
Preston Railroad Grade

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
2.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.17
(6 votes)
 
A switchbacking railroad grade travels through the east side of Tiger Mountain. Expect mountain bikes for company.
 
 
Puget Power

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
2.4 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
2.40
(5 votes)
Hike a broad, sunny trail on the north side of Tiger Mountain.
 
 
One-View Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
 
Connect the Poo Poo Point Trail with the Tiger Mountain Trail on this hike on the west side of Tiger Mountain.
 
 
Nook Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 2525.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(6 votes)
For those who enjoy the challenge of Mailbox Peak-style climbing, look no further than Issaquah to find her little brother, tightly packaged in a quad-exerting, heart-jerking direct climb to West Tiger 3’s hilltop vista.
 
 
Lingering Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 1250.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(2 votes)
Take a one-mile detour off the High Point Trail until it rejoins the Tiger Mountain Trail. Intersect with Dwight's Way Trail about three-quarters of a mile in.
 
 
Adventure Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.17
(6 votes)
Part of a series of lowland loop trails from the Tradition Plateau trailhead area of Tiger Mountain.
 
 
Connector Trail

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
0.2 miles, one-way
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The Connector Trail does what it says it will do and leads from the parking area to many other trails within the East Tiger Trail System.
 
 
West Tiger No. 1 via Dwight's Way

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 2948.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Hike through some of the nicest second-growth forest in the area, and reach the second highest summit in the Tigers. Then enjoy a superb viewpoint a short distance west of the summit.
 
 
Custer's Bridge - Middle Tiger Loop

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 2607.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
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.