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the trail was easy to find with the picture of the gate already posted. The issue was there was no markings to follow. One trail followed along the stream and ended, the other trail went up to the bridge that didnt have any signs for zig zag. We went left and walked accross the bridge and say multiple rock climbers but the trail was a road. Some cool views but without the signs we didn't do the intended hike.

We did on St Patrick’s Day and loved it. It was challenging but enjoyable. Definitely want to bring poles and microspikes. Snowshoes not needed. Hit snow at 1.5 miles all the way to too. Great winter hike with not a lot of people. Probably better in winter as you get more views and less overgrowth on trail. Slower going in the snow. Took us about 2 hrs 45 minutes to the top. Trailhead can be a little tough to find. From parking lot climb up to logging road and stay right. Go further and then stay right at the next junction with the John Wayne Pioneer Trail/Iron Horse Trail Look. Go about 150 yards on left and look for cairn on the road and trees carved with Mt WA.

I gave this hike two stars but thats my opinion and others will see this hike differently. I value a tough hike with awesome views, this was neither. We did this hike at a one way through hike and that was enjoyable. This was a hike that I had wanted to do and I am glad I did it but I would never do it again. I did it with a good group of people otherwise I might consider this a wasted day. The hike starts at Snoqualmie Point and crosses roads, goes through an older area that was logged but not growing again. The trail is wide and feels like your on the freeway rather then a scenic back road with warmth. Stan's and Grand Prospect offered no views but I have seen them before and had little to do with my opinion of the hike. At this point we put on spikes at Grand Prospect for ease of travel even though you could have passed without them. Just after this we encountered the detour and clear cut. I know that these logging operations often are the reason that the trails and roads are accessible as they are revenue generating but I think they could be more responsible with how they make things appear and look. There is a section of blow downs that made a great obstacle course for us, but if they are going to cut right to the edge dont they have some accountability being they didnt leave any buffer? We continued up and reach the summit and then it was a pretty fast hike down back to the cars.

This is a great beginner hike or for someone that is looking for a change of pace from an out and back hike but for any hikers that seek a challenge when hiking, find another hike to so as there are many more waiting. Grand Prospect and back is decent as is Rattlesnake Ledge and back. The clear cut really bumped a solid one to two stars off the hike.

Trail in a good condition as long as you have hiking boots (slippery). No obstacles, no snow. Steady elevation through West Tiger Trail, pretty comfortable. Went down through Section Line Connector - this trail is unmaintained, nothing crazy, just steep. Going up this way may be challenging, need to try next time..

Very nice trail with lots of snow as you get close to the top

The trail itself was very well maintained. It was a nice quiet forest setting most of the way. The final viewpoint was pretty, but kind of anticlimactic. I kept walking, assuming it got better, but the trail ended at some clear-cutting and a washed out trail blocked by fallen trees. No snow, except for some packed slush at the viewpoint.

2 months ago

This trail was not clearly marked so we walked around the parking lot a little to find where it started. If you head out of the parking lot, across the main street and head to the east a little (just a few east of the creek/river) you'll see a yellow gate. That's the start of the trail. The first fork, we went left (up the stairs) and made our way up to the bridge. We didn't realize that you essentially do a U turn to the right and up and we walked along the bridges for awhile instead. We saw the trail going up when we were heading back down. Someone had carved some bark out of a tree to try to mark the trail but unless you're looking for it, it's not really noticeable. Beyond that, we didn't go up as it was already late. I will have to try this again another day.

Veterans Day hike with Mrs. W. Hiked up Nook Trail to summit West Tiger Peaks 3-2-1-2-3 and back down West Tiger 3 Trail. Mrs. W wasn't told she would be hiking all three peaks ... she wasn't happy.
I told her she would thank me later.... I don't think she will.

Beautiful hike on a rainy day. Hike up Nook Trail is unmaintained it had a lot of down trees on trail. It is also steep and the trail is not clearly marked to follow... basically a scramble to the top. Not very good views unless you go to peak #1. Next to peak #1 is a cool little hut for hikers we had a little snack and got out of the rain for a little bit. Hike down West Tiger 3 Trail was a little longer but not as steep.

Post hike: Free Veterans Day meal and a long soak in the hot tub followed by a glass of whiskey.

4 months ago

Lots of snow, branches were falling down. Be careful. Hike was great!

4 months ago

I got to the bridge and then thought I needed to walk along the bridge path to find more of the “zig zag” trail and couldn’t find it. So, I went back to the trail and kept climbing upwards. The trail was marked as “Fall Creek Trail”.

The snow was super thick and no one else was around. I made it about 2 in 2 hours before I reached the creek and didn’t feel comfortable continuing.

While it was fun, it was not marked well. It may have been me though.

on Mount Washington Trail

5 months ago

Decent but not great. Too much overgrowth in some areas but the views are ok.

We did the Nook trail first - counter clockwise on this loop. That’s probably best since the uphill on the section connector trail was brutal and I can’t think about doing that downhill. Pretty trail but the reward was the downhill not necessarily the view at the top.

This app unfortunately doesn't help find the trailhead. We went on 3 instead and it was a nice workout!

7 months ago

This hike has a great view at the top. One of the best for me to date. Definitely worth the climb. We went at the end of May and there was still snow pretty much all the way for the last mile+, which was fine (we had just regular (tennis, etc) shoes).
Bring a lunch to the top and enjoy (the view and the food).

I was pretty sure that my view was going to be obstructed from the haze that's been all over Seattle due to the BC wildfires and I was unfortunately right so I cannot comment on that.

The trail, however, I can. It jumps back and forth between small rocks, dirt, and larger rocks for the whole hike and I can't say I enjoyed it. Trail was also very overgrown in some areas. It did have several breaks in the trees that were populated with wild flowers which was nice. The grade is pretty moderate (hence the rating given to it) so it's more accessible than others in the area.

Compared to Mt. Teneriffe and Granite Mtn, this trail wasn't all that great to look at or be on. Lots of bugs early in the morning on my ascent and they seemed to disappear on the descent. Not very much hiking traffic either. You can use google maps to get you to the trail head (one bathroom, no signage for the trail) and then use the Twin Falls/John Wayne Pioneer Trail to get you to the actual trailhead. This small, and tucked away, trailhead is unmarked just like in the parking area and can be found on your left at about 0.4 miles from the parking lot.

Challenging with some great views. Be prepared for a lot of loose aggregate on the trail.

Started out great. Challenging. Will complete at a later date.

7 months ago

Steep, fun decent views of I 90... didnt see anybody else on the trail.

Five stars for the views, three stars for the trail itself. Very rocky in a lot of parts to the point you don't risk looking up for fear of rolling an ankle. Overgrown in some spots but not unmanageable. Trailhead could use a sign, and the app helped greatly in finding the entrance. After that things are marked well. Hiking poles and bug spray strongly recommended.

Despite the lack of view at the summit, this undulating trail nonetheless offers an enjoyable hike through the lush woods.

7 months ago

Tough but great hike- took me longer than usual on the steep uphill because I was getting over a cold and it kicked my butt a little. Only 4 stars because the bugs were pretty intense- bring bug spray!- and parts of the trail were pretty overgrown. Only encountered 3 others on the hike, made it to the truck and a bit beyond where it gets a little too steep for my taste and the trail peters out- no connection to other trails that we saw. Great wildflowers in July at least. We jumped in the brook at the base on the return, definitely enjoyed our hike! We followed zig zag rather than veering to the right at the marked fork.

8 months ago

Easy-to-intermediate but not very crowded hike. Nice views, but summit itself totally underwhelming.

rock climbing
8 months ago


Started at 8am, finished at 3:30pm. There were about 10 cars parked at 8am. Trail is very steep and straight. Uphill is hard on the legs and lungs. Downhill is hard on the feet. The loose gravel can make you slip as you go downhill. The entry to the trail from the wide dirt road is easy to miss. There's a cairn but it was already knocked over by the afternoon. The spot near the summit has the best view but only a few places to sit. The summit has a big rock, a view of the freeway and a big hole, and like a weather station antenna.

The way up (along Nook and Section Line) involves a series of steep inclines. This climb definitely gets the heart rate up. In contrast, the way down (along West Tiger 3) is easy peasy.

trail running
8 months ago

I did this trail Sunday 7/9 and started at about 10am. The parking lot only had a few cars, and there wasn't a lot of people on the trail. It starts out kind of steep for a while and eventually has a few long stretches where it levels out. This is such a fun trail for running. The wildflowers are so beautiful and the majority of the time you have shade. The view of Rainier at the summit was so amazing! I didn't stick around for too long due to the amount of people at the top. I saw a lot more people on my way down, so I recommend making this an early trip for people like me who don't like being around large crowds. This trail is very rocky, but I did fine with my trail running shoes. I had 1.5 L of water which worked out perfectly. My phone told me that I did over 10 miles, so keep in mind that this might be longer than you think. The parking lot was packed when I got back to my car. Round trip, this took me about 3.5 hours. Love this trail!

Long hike but worth the view

Awesome hike....totally worth the view!

I am out of shape starting this season. But as a decently experienced hiker, this hike is brutal. I don't know how 3,000+ mile elevation gain in 4 miles with the terrain on this trail isn't rated as difficult. It was harder going down than up, because of all the loose rocks and gravel. There were a ton of bugs at the top, which kept us from staying too long. Trail seemed well maintained. Improving signage might help a bit. The trailhead was a bit confusing to find as you climb up a steep beginning then come to a forest road, walk along that for a little bit then see a sign that has "mt wa trailhead 150m on the left" written on the post in sharpie. Wish we had a view at the top but the clouds moved in. We got to about 3900 ft and got a sweet view of the valley so that made up for the obstructed view at the top. So all in all, don't do this hike without rugged hiking shoes, hiking poles, and a ton of patience. Hardest hike I've ever done. Perfect weather though mid 60s and cloudy.

8 months ago

6/26/2017 (Monday) - Mostly cloudy, 68-75F, mild and dry. Trail is in good condition, no mud, no snow (all melted two weeks ago). The lower first mile is steep with slippy gravels, maybe most difficult. View at the top is good today as clouds rapidly gather, disperse, or rise, displaying Mt Rainier in the distance and lakes at the foothills. Very light traffic, only six groups including us, and we are the 2nd. Got the right day to take this hike.

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