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Talus Rocks Loop is a 2.4 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 715 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Cave

Forest

Wild flowers

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A Discovery Pass is required to enter this area.

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Reviews (351)
Photos (491)
Recordings (257)
Completed (944)
Laci Wright
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HikingOver grownRocky
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Mikaela Phillips
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Hiking

Great hike! I’m a beginner so this was a bit challenging for me but a great workout. People were respectful of wearing masks while passing. Definitely would do this one again!

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Stefan Steiner
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HikingBugs

Another awesome hike! This is my favorite hike on Tiger mountain. Been here many times before. The rocks and Harry Potter trees are always a hit!

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Anders Lindberg
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Pretty easy hike. Nothing mind blowing to see but the rocks at the top are awesome.

Venkat Raman
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Hiking

Overall a Good trail. We went on a late Sunday afternoon and it was not crowded. The trail is narrow for the most part. Not big views. There are additional trails around it and is worth trying it out.

Bobby Clark
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Hiking

Trail was great. Arrived at 1 pm, plenty of parking. Brought my 5 year old grandson, played on the way, took plenty of rest breaks, and had a great time. Did the whole loop and included a side trail to the old bus in about 3 hours. Tons of huckleberries. Some mosquitoes and biting flies.

Sheila Azutillo
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Hiking

There's some parts that are slippery from the rain but still manageable

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Jekin Dadhaniya
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HikingBugs

bee stung me :(

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M D
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Hiking

Kids loved the talus rocks.

Levi Harrison
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Hiking

Slight mud near the top, started to rain on the way down so I'd guess a bit more now. Didn't see the bees nest that some mentioned in the reviews. Overall it was great, going down into the rocks was cool and the little waterfalls on the way up were still flowing

ryan clemens
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Hiking

Took the dogs on a quick hike today. Trails were slightly muddy but in good condition. Parking lot was packed, but trails weren't that crowded for a Saturday. Perfect for a close, quick hike.

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Edward Meshuris
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Hiking

this is a great trail! saw a waterfall. a+

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Lindsey Koehler
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Hiking

Muddy but still do-able!

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Jim Koch
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HikingMuddy
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Jenny Jenny Yang
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HikingMuddy
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Polly Stranack
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Hiking

Lovely day in the fog last week. The trail is well marked, and afforded a lot of solitude. The sun tried a bit to come out, but the fog prevailed, not that I minded since the conditions made for wonderful mystery and depth to photos. The rocks and fences themselves are covered in moss and ferns and made the destination look a bit like a lost city. A good workout too!

Peter Orr
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Hiking

Our young family of four took this hike on Saturday afternoon. The sun on the brilliant yellow leaves made for fantastic scenery! The way up was a bit steep for little legs, but with the aid of “energy pills” (Skittles) and some carrying, we made it. The rock formations are awesome for exploring... but beware: as other hikers have noted, there is a nest of yellow jackets in the ground at the beginning of the rock formations—down to the right as you approach what looks like a small, low cave. Of course we didn’t read the reviews before hiking and ended up learning the hard way with a couple stings each. They are aggressive! Thankfully everyone healed up fine, but it was a traumatic surprise. ALWAYS READ THE REVIEWS!

Pamela Anguiano
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Hiking

It wasn't an easy hike but it was fun, we got there early on a Saturday at 7:30am , and it was crowded. otherwise great trail.

Unbekannt User
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HikingBugs

Watch out!! Wasp nest!! We just started the talus rock trail coming from west tiger and got stung by many wasps. It is not safe to take this trail right now!

Larry Short
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Hiking

Wasps nest right next to the trail about 100 yards after it forks off of West Tiger 3. Wasps stung my son about a dozen times around the calves and ankles, so we turned around (luckily he isn’t allergic and is doing fine). Warned other hikers, who changed plans accordingly. I’ve heard good things about this trail, but we’ll give it a shot another time.

Shreya R
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Hiking

fun quick hike with kids..clocked 1.5 hrs with plenty of breaks.. lots of people in trail on Sunday afternoon.

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Molly Peterson
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HikingOver grown

Nice little loop with one root scramble and some neat rock (cave?) formations. I hiked it in August and the streambeds are all dried up. There are some great wildflowers and peekaboo views though.

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Carol Radek
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Hiking

Great area to hike. It’s not easy, it’s a moderate hike.

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Olga F.
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Hiking

Great easy-ish trail. There is some additional signage needed by the two forks near the rocks. Two forks in the road, no signs, almost lost my kids. Also, please install garbages to throw away dog poop, we walked around with bags and could not find a single garbage on the trailhead.

Keri C
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Hiking

This hike is rated easy, it definitely is not! To get to the trailhead you have to take West Tiger #3, which is almost all uphill. The Talus Rocks trail is treacherous in some places, especially with all of the exposed slippery rocks. Fair warning, not a good trail for young children to try doing with their parents. The trail is fairly well maintained, though.

Lisa Kissinger
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waterfall was dry and the rocks were dull of fallen logs dirty bathrooms need discovery pass a little disappointed:(

Sandra Lyda
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Hiking

I think it's more moderate since the elevation felt alot more than it led us to believe. As entry level hikers we ended up turning back before completing the loop.

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Jodi Jelovich
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Hiking

Beautiful loop to do with kids! My 3.5 year old was able to hike just about all of it on his own even with it being an incline pretty much all the way up. The rocks at the top are very cool to explore, my 7 year old would LOVE playing Army/running around up there so we will definitely be back. Trail is well maintained and signage is placed well. The few creeks we passed towards the top had makeshift bridges using fallen logs but were easily passable. We did this on a weekday morning to avoid the crowds that swarm that exit with all the trail heads there.

Makenna Meyer
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Hiking

a couple rough spots for dogs but our two enjoyed it. Also, caves!

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