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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 is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 1,955 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Scramble
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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!

Parking at High Point Trailhead. Vault toilets at the trailhead near the parking lot. Discover Pass required

Washington State Department of Natural Resources South Puget Sound Region Natural Areas Manager 360-825-1631

Drive on I-90 take exit 20. Turn right on 270th Ave SE. Turn right on SE 79th Street. Drive to the gate. The gate opens daily from dawn to dusk. Park outside the gate if you'll be returning late in the day. Otherwise, continue another 0.4 mile to the Tradition Plateau trailhead.

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Chris Hargarten
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Jeff Heinen
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Hiking

Only about 10 cars in the parking lot. Trail was clear and in fairly good shape. Why do people leave their dog poop bags in the middle of the trail?

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Erika Hernandez Calvo
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Hiking

There was a smoke warning today,but the trail was clear. Some debris here and there from the winds last night; but nothing of concern. I really loved being out there. It was wonderful.

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Ian Stevenson
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Hiking

Intense uphill on the steep side, and worth it for a quick hike.

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Shelley McCracken
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HikingRocky

Very very steep on the way up if you go anti clockwise, lovely steady trail on the way back down. Very shady. Forested all the way.

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Kelly Price
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HikingRocky

We did the reverse route. Very steep to the top. No view but pretty nonetheless

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BackpackingMuddy

time to get back in hiking shape!

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Emily Alderks
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Went counter clockwise and in the incline is intense. Not much of a view at the top but there were a few paragliders and cute birds. I started the cable line trail on the way back but switched over to West Tiger 3 trail because it was steep with rolling rocks. Most of the loop trail is unmaintained.

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Echo Lenss
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Hiking

This is such a beautiful trail. Still open amid covid, you just have to hoof it an extra .25 miles or so to get to the trailhead.

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beautiful day

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Andrew Feyerick
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This trail is deceptive. The upward hike to mountain peak 2 is straight up with no vistas or level offs. It is 4.5 miles but it’s really 2.5 miles+ to the top and going down the back end of the loop is a much steeper downhill, less maintained and completely in the shade so if there are any icy conditions, be careful. Most people go back down the way they came up so that extends the hike well past the 4.5 miles listed. Given the steep up and down, if you plan on taking dogs, make sure they’re ready and capable. Also, if it’s slick, snowy or icy, your dogs should be incredibly well trained as half the people walk their dogs off leash which is not supposed to be allowed. The sites aren’t that nice and when you get to peak 2, it’s very disappointing because there’s no view. Everything is blocked by the tree line. If you want a good workout or are training for something, this would be a great option. For a nice, enjoyable, scenic hike I’d give this one a hard pass!

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HikingIcy

nice

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Danny Camp
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Always a good workout. Some blowdown, but otherwise the tail is in good condition. We went up Nook to Section to West Tiger 3 and returned the same way.

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HikingBlowdown

on the way down it got tricky having a 50+ lb backpack but great training home for JMT. doing it twice is the goal now!

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Pink Poppy
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WalkingBlowdown

Trail in good condition. No snow. Blowdowns that are easy to cross, but be cautious on windy days on the Nook side.

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HikingBlowdown

we today, imagine that

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Abhinav Sharma
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HikingOver grown

Definitely a much better trail as it is way less trafficked. Hike is steeper than the west tiger 3. Go on this trail if you are looking more solitude, a good workout. The view is primarily walking in the forest as you literally are. Lots of parts of the trail within the forest which are not maintained. Overall a good hike.

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Brian Thornquist
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Pink Poppy
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HikingBlowdown

Good short and steep ascent if going counter clockwise. Part of the trail is unmaintained, but in fine condition. Nothing amazing about this hike, no great view, lots of second growth. Workout hike

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Danielle Holt
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I went up tiger #3 and added the walk to tiger 2 and 1. definitely worth it! I would highly recommend pole sif planning to descend the way I did as it is steep and slick when wet. Best views were from Tiger 1 :D

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Heather Rideout
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Did this as s run from Near ridge to the top of Shangri la via Tibbets bit was great. Excellent view at the top of Shangri la b

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Hannah Cole
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HikingRocky

I went up the Cable Line to begin with that that is pretty harshly steep but came back down Nook Trail and it was wide and spacious, just lovely.

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Mark Loschky
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OSAT meeting with Mark Riley and Marty

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Curt Engeland
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Jason Rosman
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As they say in England, “bloody ell mate” The climb up was steep but the climb down was painful on the knees. This 5 mile hike was harder than the 14 mile one I did yesterday.

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Olivia Cowley
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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.

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

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Jocelyn Ramirez
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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.

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Tom Gregory
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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.

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