West Tiger Mountain Loop

HARD 19 reviews

West Tiger Mountain Loop is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Issaquah, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,952 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

TMT to West Tiger #1, then #2, and finally #3. Loop can be done in either direction.

hiking
2 months ago

We did this hike in late September 2018 on a very nice Saturday. About 9 miles, but we did it “backwards”. We went straight up West Tiger #3 first to the summit where the Hiker’s Hut is located. It’s straight up the entire way. On the way back down we cut across on K-3. It says K-3 is unmaintained, but it was in perfect condition. The hike is straight down about 5 miles from the top. There are only 2 views on this entire hike, with the rest being in the dense forest. Don’t get me wrong the forest is amazingly beautiful, but the scenery is the same the entire hike. It was only moderately busy even on a Saturday, with long stretches of seeing nobody.

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5 months ago

7/12/2018 (Thursday) - My loop is up via Nook (0.8), Talus Rock (westbound 0.1), Section Line (steep 0.5), W Tiger RR (level 0.4), SEA (steep, 0.4), Summit #2 (0.2) = 2.5 hours, lunch. Then down via WT2 (0.2), TMT (0.3), K-3 above RR (0.2), K-3 below RR (0.4), TMT (2.0). WTRR cross High Point Creek collapses. TMT is rerouted. This is a hot day, but temperature in the woods is 10 degrees cooling than that under the sun.

hiking
10 months ago

We did a little bit of a different loop - 3 summits, minus poo poo point - starting from the high school:
High school trail > section line trail > #3 > #2 > tiger mountain road > #1 > poo top trail > tiger mountain trail > one view trail > poo point trail > high school trail

According to my garmin we did 9.1 miles, 3400 ft total elevation. (Wish I had recorded it in app, but next time!) In the third mile we climbed 1300 ft alone - the section line trail is no joke! Highly recommend if you’re looking for a challenge on top of hitting all the summits in one go. It was a blast!

hiking
10 months ago

TMT is closed at Lingering. Took Lingering to Dwights to Preston to West Tiger #1

hiking
Friday, October 06, 2017

Great three summit hike. Very windy on West 1. Beautiful TMT trail heading back to the trailhead.

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

This is my "go to" conditioning hike in Washington. It's a good 9-9.5 mile loop (depending on whether you park outside the gate) with some interesting things to see along the way (Murat's Bridge, the Christmas Tree, Zombie Bridge, Hiker's Hut...). Getting to the Tiger 1 summit will reward you with a great view of Mount Rainier on a clear day, and it's pretty much the only view you'll find on Tiger Mountain (2 and 3 give you a great view of trees!) Tiger 3 is easy enough to trail run down, though you could go the other way (Tiger 3-2-1!) if you want a little more challenge.

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