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Results List

174 Hikes

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A little-traveled, short hike offering some impressive trees and lovely territorial views.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Extend your hike on Squak Mountain by connecting the May Valley Trail with the Chybinski Trail via the Perimeter Loop Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
1.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 2200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
A connector trail on Tiger Mountain. Access from Tiger Mountain Trail, 15 Mile Railroad Grade, East Tiger, and Upper and Middle Bootleg Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 2525 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.17
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
A connector trail on the east side of Squak Mountain. Make loops of Summit Trail and Phil's Creek or East Ridge Trail with Old Griz.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 1500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(15 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 851 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
Acquired by King County in 2000, McGarvey Park Open Space is a 400-acre multiuse forest connecting King County’s Petrovitsky Park with Wetland 14 Natural Area and Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1127 ft.
Highest Point: 2607 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Wildlife
A short trail on Tiger Mountain that makes up some of the Tiger Mountain Trail thru-hike.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 1470 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The Lost Beagle Trail is a connector Trail on Cougar Mountain. It does not have its own trailhead so hikers must reach this trail on foot from one of the many connecting trails.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 1400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(4 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The Long View Peak Trail is a connector trail on Cougar Mountain. The most direct route for reaching this trail is to hike from the Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead. The eastern end of the Long View Peak Trail connects to the Wilderness Creek Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
3.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(10 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is the largest “urban wild land” in the United States, with more than 3,000 acres of forest riddled with 38 miles of hiking trails. The Licorice Fern Trail is a great choice for Cougar Mountain veterans looking for a fresh approach to Far Country Falls.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 1250 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.33
(3 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.17
(6 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
Part of a series of lowland loop trails from the Tradition Plateau trailhead area of Tiger Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Squak Mountain

 
3.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 1400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Hike the steep Sycamore Access Trail on the northeast side of Squak Mountain. Enjoy the mixed forest and a few small streams. Continue farther on the East Ridge Trail and, optionally, extend your hike to make it an interesting loop across the higher slopes of Squak Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 980 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers
The Forest Glen Neighborhood Park, sometimes known as the Forest Glen Greenbelt, includes 1.19 acres with a basketball court, picnic tables, playground and walking trails.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2450 ft.
Highest Point: 2948 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(10 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
2.24 miles, one-way
Gain: 750 ft.
Highest Point: 1500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Wander through the eastern reaches of Taylor Mountain Forest.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 2607 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 
 
3.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 283 ft.
Highest Point: 1175 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(6 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
Perched high on a hill in the Issaquah Highlands, Grand Ridge Park offers hiking opportunities for both residents of the neighborhood and visitors.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
4.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 950 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
On the south side of Taylor Mountain, this trail gains a couple hundred feet as it curves through the forest above Carey Creek.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 1250 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Starting out along Carey Creek, the Sherwood Trail climbs to a high point on the eastern edge of Taylor Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
1.84 miles, one-way
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Wander along this forested slope above Carey Creek in the southern portion of the Taylor Mountain Forest.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
1.57 miles, one-way
Gain: 425 ft.
Highest Point: 900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Cross over two small creeks as you make your way up and over Holder Ridge.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 410 ft.
Highest Point: 1050 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
See colorful wildflowers in the warmer months and changing leaves in the fall on the Military Road Trail. This 0.7 mile section of trail goes from the Red Town Trailhead to the Cougar Mountain Park boundary at Clay Pit Road
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 850 ft.
Highest Point: 1750 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.83
(12 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Take a hike on the east side of Tiger Mountain along an old railroad grade.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
1.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 780 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.40
(5 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The Indian Trail is one of the main trails running through the western portion of Cougar Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2650 ft.
Highest Point: 2340 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
1.46 miles, one-way
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 1100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.33
(3 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
This trail follows salmon-spawning Holder Creek before a short climb in the northern section of Taylor Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
3.28 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 1050 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.83
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
A good short day hike with the best views on Taylor Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
10.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1550 ft.
Highest Point: 2180 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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.