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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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Results List

174 Hikes

Issaquah Alps

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 501 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
  • Good for kids
Just north of Lake Boren, this trail connects Coal Creek Parkway to the Crosstown Trail just across from 129th Ave. SE. Over its 0.8-mile course it passes through the green spaces between the residential areas of the town of Newcastle.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 604 ft.
Highest Point: 2863 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
Hike along a ridgeline to the summit of Tiger 1. Access from Tiger Mountain Trail, West Tiger 1, and Main Tiger Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.35 miles, one-way
Gain: 49 ft.
Highest Point: 1311 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A half-mile jaunt from Shangri La to Tibbetts Marsh and West Tibbetts Creek Trails.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 123 ft.
Highest Point: 1180 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A connector to Military Road along 166th Way SE on Cougar Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 178 ft.
Highest Point: 932 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.88
(8 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
Visit a beautiful, many-tiered waterfall and a small lookout area on the west side of Cougar Mountain. Perfect for photos as well as an escape from the city.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
1.1 miles, one-way
Gain: 656 ft.
Highest Point: 1299 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
This is a short connector trail between Bear Ridge and Shangri-La trails, allowing hikers to create many loops on Cougar Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 648 ft.
Highest Point: 2219 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(6 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 212 ft.
Highest Point: 1007 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(2 votes)
  • Good for kids
Access several loop options at the north side of Cougar Mountain with the Red Cedars Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 39 ft.
Highest Point: 1223 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.33
(3 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A way from the Sky Country Trailhead on Cougar Mountain to access the Cave Hole Trail via a loop with Old Man's Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 77 ft.
Highest Point: 1506 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(5 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A short jaunt off the Clay Pit Road to a deep mineshaft left over from mining activities that used to take place on Cougar Mountain in the late 1800s.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.25 miles, one-way
Gain: 23 ft.
Highest Point: 1217 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
  • Good for kids
A short access trail to the cave holes on Cougar Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 22 ft.
Highest Point: 855 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.14
(7 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Good for kids
  • Waterfalls
A very short access trail on Cougar Mountain from the Red Town Trailhead that offers a nice graveled path, and a small waterfall.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 22 ft.
Highest Point: 1072 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
A short connector trail between Bear Ridge and Shangri La trails that creates a loop out of the two. Also connect to Red Cedars via the No Name Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 1256 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.20
(5 votes)
  • Good for kids
A short access trail from the Clay Pit Road that connects with the Cave Hole Trail and others to make endless loop options on Cougar Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 57 ft.
Highest Point: 1508 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 181 ft.
Highest Point: 957 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is a mishmash of roads, trails, abandoned Army missile silos, and plenty of wildlife. Not only is Cougar Mountain King County’s largest park, it is one of the largest wildland parks in an urban area in the United States.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
0.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 51 ft.
Highest Point: 1088 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
A short connector trail between Bullitt Fireplace Trail and West Access Trail in the Squak Mountain trail system.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 1598 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(34 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Hike trails named in honor of mountaineers Jim Whittaker and Nawang Gombu, of 1963 Mount Everest ascent fame. Wilderness Peak may not be Everest, but it is the highest point in King County's Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and it does have some wonderful old-growth conifers. This loop offers a diversity of steep forested hillsides, huge mossy boulders, and a low swampy area traversed via a narrow boardwalk.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
0.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 39 ft.
Highest Point: 477 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(8 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Wildlife
This short, easy, year-round trail meanders under the cool, protective trees of Squak Mountain State Park. It is a treat for kids with fun story boards along the way.
 
 
 
5.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 320 ft.
Highest Point: 430 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
This connector trail follows the historic abandoned Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railway grade from Issaquah to the town of Preston through the Mountains to Sound Greenway.
 
 
 
12.0 miles of trails
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(7 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Soaring Eagle Regional Park features 12 miles of trails that are regularly used by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. The Pipeline Trail crosses through the park and is wide and flat—in fact, it is quite common to see families with baby strollers out enjoying the trail. Soaring Eagle is also popular for trail running competitions.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 2525 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.30
(43 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Wildlife
This close-to-the-city wild land trail provides stunning views, great forestlands and ample opportunities to see birds and critters. Of the three peaks on West Tiger, this peak offers the best views, despite being the lowest of the triplets.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2022 ft.
Highest Point: 2522 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.71
(24 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
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, up to the summit of West Tiger 3.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
7.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1748 ft.
Highest Point: 2021 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.84
(123 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Hike railroad grades dating from the logging era. Cross many small creeks, some seasonal. Pass tall trees draped with moss. Enjoy ferns and, in season, forest wildflowers and wild berries. Reach a viewpoint that's also a favorite launching spot for paragliders.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
6.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 1730 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.95
(60 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
If nature excites you, there's plenty here to be excited about. Cool forest, trickling creeks in deep ravines, and a beautiful new trail built by WTA volunteers await you here.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2022 ft.
Highest Point: 2522 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(8 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Summits
A steep trail to the summit of West Tiger 3.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
Hike from a transmission line on the north side of Tiger Mountain to various trails on the mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
15.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 2360 ft.
Highest Point: 2500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.91
(11 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
2.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 540 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.76
(17 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 
 
0.5 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 280 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
This area is managed primarily as important riparian habitat, but there are a couple short trails, one heading into the upland portion of the property and the other following along the river.