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Tiger Mountain State Forest is a The 13,745-acre natural preserve that incorporates the West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area. It is a very well known state forest known for its lush landscape, hiking, and mountain biking trails. is one of DNR's most well known forests. The mountain biking trails are not to be missed, with lots of downhill only options for advanced riders, and easier trails like Preston Railroad Grade or Northwest Timber for intermediate riders.

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..

17 hours ago

Surprised that there isn’t more review on this one. Strange that there is no snow all the way to the top,while trails in the same area are covered. This makes it ideal for the winter season. Nice steady elevation for the first two miles makes for good cardio exercises. Nice views at Poo Poo and Chiricoo trails. Will definitely do it again next time in the neighborhood.

Hiked this yesterday (Jan 20th): I’m a newbie hiker trying to build up my trail legs and this was a good hike for me to grow on. Three main take aways I’d like to share for anyone considering the hike:

1. The elevation gain is a challenge but doable, it evens out after the first 1.5 miles
2. The first clearing you come to IS NOT the summit 
3. Even if it’s raining the tree canopy protects you pretty well for 99% of the hike

Trail is in great condition but rocks were a little slippery so I recommend wearing real hiking shoes.

my favorite spot!

this particular hike was a great hike to challenge your body to hike some hills. far as the look out point, well it was a disappointment.

I thought this hike was great far as a work out. there were not a whole lot of people right now on the trail. so u can get your groove on.

Good workout. Beautiful view from the top so don’t give up! Walking sticks help and be sure your shoes fit well or you will have sore toes coming down!

Today scenery was beautiful and greenery and a lot people and view was best. Snow free and real great hike January. Inclined is lesson to lean as I stop many time but worth every step

Wonderful day for hiking. Beautiful view on top. Steep in places and a good workout but flat spaces in between so it’s not steady steep.

I loved & hated this trail. Loved the scenery and views, but hated the incline. Lol. It was a great workout tho! I’d do it again, but with walking sticks. Lol

Another pretty nice day with the boys. Glad too see that there is still normal people around.
Boy there are some weirdos running around up there these days

Definitely a moderate hike and mostly uphill although there are areas that are pretty flat. I went yesterday when it was very misty so I am not really sure of the view from the top, lol because I just saw a heavy mist that included a tease of what might be below. I would suggest wearing waterproof boots because there is a lot of muck on the trail as well as some water running down the trail in places.

I parked near the h.s. and from the 7 car parking lot by the hs trailhead it was 4.1 miles to poo poo point. Not too many people on the trail so it was a nice quiet hike. I will have to go back during the spring.

One of the BEST short trails in the Northwest, great workout and fantastic views on sunny days.

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9 days ago

Arrived at the parking lot for High School Trail and The Rainier Trail at 11:45am. This small parking area is about a minute’s drive south of Issaquah High School. It only holds about six cars. All spots were full, but we luckily grabbed one of the three street parking spots near the lot. Reached Poo Poo Point at 2:10pm. Took a bit longer than expected since legs were a bit weak from previous day’s hike. Great views of Squak and Tiger Mountains. Started our descent back to the parking lot at 2:55pm and arrived before dark at 4:40pm. We had enough light and didn’t need our headlamps. Clocked 7.6 miles at 2,073 elevation gain, and it was a steady incline almost the entire way up. The hiking poles definitely helped with the incline and also provided stability for the slippery descent. There were a couple forks in the trailhead that were not marked so thankfully my downloaded map from AllTrails helped ensure we were on the right track. This trail also seemed popular for trail runners so be alert and kindly step aside as they run past. Have fun and enjoy!

Moderately tough hike with the reward of some great views. Didn't see any hang gliding while we hiked, but I can only imagine that is cool. Plan to come back in the future.

Great hike- highly trafficked, but might be better on weekdays. View from top is a nice panoramic view but nothing spectacular. Many cute dogs.

Had a great time on this hike, good views and a good workout

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16 days ago

Relaxing hike in a nice area. Don't forget your Discover pass

Little to no elevation. Went for a snow walk. The road back was kind of boring but good quick walk in the woods.

A chill start to the new year

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