Nook Trail to West Tiger Three Trail

MODERATE 189 reviews

Nook Trail to West Tiger Three Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles
1,955 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



West Tiger 3 is a good conditioning trail. You can also access the summits of West Tiger Mtn. 2 and 1. REMEMBER YOUR WASHINGTON DISCOVERY PASS!

2 months ago

Hiked this in the height of WA's summer. Nook trail was a steep climb and a good workout. West Tiger 3 was moderate, but the view was very underwhelming. Overall a good workout, but I would not do again. My phone recorded closer to 6 miles total.

5 months ago

trail is ok, but the lookout it very underwhelming, not worth the climb

7 months ago

I would not rate this as moderate. Going up the nook trail was doable but the section line trail was definitely difficult for me. View at the top not worth the effort going up this way in my opinion. Next time..if there is a next time I would do West Tiger 3 going up and down.

8 months ago

4/23/2018 (Monday) -- Move up by TMT and K3 for 2.6 miles, costing nearly 2 hours, then lunch on West Tiger RR, and down by West Tiger 3, Talus Rock, Nook. The parking lot and the road have been newly paved in pleasant condition.

9 months ago

Hiked this on Saturday, March 17th 2018.

Started on Nook, continued up an unmaintained trail towards the summit of West Tiger 3, (2,522ft) went down Cable Line and circled back to the parking lot. Up and down in under 3hrs.

Conditions were perfect. no snow or ice. Bring layers! Our hands very quickly started stinging from the cold at the top. Hardly any views. its mainly a hike through the trees.

Arrive early if you can. we started before sunrise and by the time we got down, the parking lot and the side of the road were lined with cars.

Discover Pass required.

11 months ago

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..

Saturday, November 11, 2017

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.

Monday, November 06, 2017

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

Friday, September 29, 2017

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.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

4/16/2017 (Sunday) - Start from High School, take Section Line up to Talus Rock, Down by West Tiger #3 to High Point parking lot, then Power Line to the west end. A nice view point there. Trails are in good condition, dry, fallen trees cleared. Light traffic with good solitude on a busy weekend day.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

this is straight up no flat surfaces, great hike but maybe not for beginner at least not in winter., ❤

Thursday, November 10, 2016

great hike and run down, 5.56 miles logged on my phone, windy at the top , no snow yet

Monday, August 29, 2016

Short but hard. This is a short hike but fairly steep in places. It's a good trail to train you or your dog for longer and more difficult hikes. Nice view at the top and there's an easy hike around the lake at the start of the trail.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

no bear this time and was a great hike in a serene woods scenery.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Good clean trail. Moderate hike. Good workout.

Monday, August 01, 2016

nice hike but had to make u turn Ftwr seeing a black bear. will try again!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

beautiful trail, good workout. not a loop unless you use the much more difficult cable trail. views are before the summit, which is surrounded by high trees.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It was a very beautiful hiking trail, definitely moderate but don't underestimate it some parts were difficult. My only downfall for the hike was hoping for a very beautiful view at the top. We were able to catch some views but at the end of the trail it wasn't what I was expecting or hoping for. But still a beautiful hiking trail and many friendly hikers along the way.

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Monday, June 06, 2016

It was a good sweaty hike! Of course I had a sweater on. My friends and my daughter had a good time. Ate salmon berries along the way. We got to the top and you can see Mount rainier, the valley was beautiful day for a hike!6/6/16

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Hiked a month ago from highpoint. The road is steep, especially when it is close to the summit. But no open place to see remote mountains at the summit.

Friday, May 06, 2016


Saturday, April 02, 2016

It was definitely a workout. Getting to the top for the view was worth it.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The hike is good, the view at the top is not. Still, I'd hike it again.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

3/18/2016 (Friday) -- 10:10 - 14:40, partly sunny, strong southeast wind on hill top, 44-55F. Trails are dry. Snow remain at hill top. Move up by Nook, Section One to #3, #2, #1. The 'Unmaintained Trail' to #3 is OK for moving up, quite steep, difficult to move down. Few people use this trail. Many solo hikers, runners take West Tiger #3 trail as usual. Very big potholes to the parking place.

Friday, March 04, 2016


Monday, February 08, 2016

Hiked this one on Feb 7. It is a fairly easy hike and is good for beginners. There aren't great views at the top but you can play with the birds which is kind of fun. No snow and no slippery places. You can try this for fun.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Popular trail with a little peek of a view at the top. I prefer Poo Poo Point, but this is a good alternative.

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