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Results List

174 Hikes

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Tiger Mountain Road is a gravel road that starts at the East Tiger Mountain Summit Parking Lot and winds up near the summit.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.9 miles, one-way
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 1400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.20
(5 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The Tibbett's Marsh Trail runs through the northern reaches of Cougar Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
3.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 520 ft.
Highest Point: 1100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.10
(10 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
15.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 2500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(8 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 75 ft.
Highest Point: 520 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
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!
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
30.0 miles of trails
Gain: 550 ft.
Highest Point: 1100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.54
(13 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Wildlife
The extensive trail system at Taylor Mountain Forest is used by equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikers. This working forest is intended to demonstrate environmentally sound forest management, protect and restore ecological systems and provide passive recreational opportunities. Taylor Mountain is dominated by mature red alder trees. Trail users will see recent efforts to convert some of the forests from red alder to conifers.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.40
(5 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits
Take a shortcut to the summit of Squak Mountain from Phil's Creek Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1700 ft.
Highest Point: 2025 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(8 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Rivers
  • Waterfalls
It's appropriate that this hike begins in the heart of Issaquah. In the language of the native tribes, Ishquowh means "sound of water birds." The raspy name of this mountain destination, meanwhile, comes from the raucous calls of the herons that migrate through this area in the spring and fall--their mighty squak, squak, squak! echoes off the forested slopes of Squak Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
2.83
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
This quiet, little-used trail wanders through a lowland forest and up the South side of Squak Mountain along Bullitt Creek.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
3.4 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A short hike on the south side of Tiger Mountain through beautiful old forest.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 670 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(3 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The Steam Hoist Trail is a short loop trail within the Cougar Mountain trail network. One end of this trail connects to the Rainbow Town trail and the other connects to the Wildside Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 760 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The Military Ridge Trail is part of the vast Cougar Mountain trail network. The trail is a connector trail, so it can only be reached via other trails in the area and does not have its own trailhead.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
3.44 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
This quick out-and-back will satisfy your outdoor craving without the exertion of a full day hike.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
3.02 miles, one-way
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 1650 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Explore the far reaches of Taylor Mountain on this gently rolling trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
3.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
This pleasant woodland trail follows the historic route of the Seattle-Walla Walla Railroad, which transported coal from the mines once operating in present-day Cougar Mountain Park.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
Rating:
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(1 vote)
 
 
 
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Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
 
 
 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.80
(5 votes)