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West Tiger #3 is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 1,952 ft Route type Out & Back

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Forest

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Ryan McClintock
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HikingBugsGreat!

As always this trail delivers. For a warm weeknight, during COVID, there's not much better in the Seattle area. To be clear, this IS NOT a 5 mile trip, it's a 6.2 mile trip. I've tracked on 3 different devices including a Garmin InReach and have hiked with people who've tracked on Suunto and Apple watches, too. We all land at over 6 miles each time, I wish it would get updated on here. I digress. Trail is not too steep but does lack great views. Best view is about .3 miles from the summit, facing East Northeast and provides a great view of Mt Si and Mailbox peak in North Bend. Great way to grind out some exercise if you're training, you can always loop it with several other options: Cable line, the unmaintained trail (very steep, mailbox peak like), etc. Happy Hiking fam!

Maria Tretiakova
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Hiking

Great trail for work out, group hiking and wild life viewing. Features birds at the top, owls and occasional black bears with cubs.

Abhinav Sharma
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Hiking

Nice trafficked trail. Folks are observing social distancing and wearing masks.

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Bill Michie
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Hiking

Good forest walk with elevation.

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Hiking

not too shabby

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Kristen Dorsey
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Hiking

This was a great trail! The incline is steady and gradual and made for a great workout. There is no spectacular view at the top so be prepared. Mosquitos were more prevalent at the top and I was glad I put on bug repellent. The descent is all downhill, which since I have bad knees, I took slowly and carefully. The trail is popular and busy but I loved it. Very well maintained and surrounded by trees the whole way.

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Markus Grueneis
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Hiking

This is probably the best maintained trail in the area with decent elevation gain. Very even and smooth trail until you cross the cable line. If you decide to go up the cable line you will miss the only real view on this trail. Since the best view is on the main trail between the cable line crossing and the top when the trees open on your left. It is not an amazing view, but it is something. If you are looking for a grand view payoff at the end this is not the trail for you. The trail can be a butt kicker or easy enough for anyone to do it, depending on your pace. I rate it a little harder than Rattle snake ridge, a little easier than Mt. Si, but more even trail with less erosion, washouts and rocks/roots than both those ( until you get to the cable line then it is less great for the last little bit, but not worse than section of Si or Rattlesnake). If you really want a good view and have the time and energy keep going after you hit Tiger #3 peak. To the left enter Tiger #2 trail. if it is wet it will be very muddy at the low point between #3 and#2. After about .5 miles you come to a gravel road #2 is just to your left and completely pointless to stop at. Turn right towards #1 and go another .4 miles and the view at the hiker hut is one of the nicest in the area when the sky is clear.

Manu Wallner
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Vandana Sao
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HikingBugs

Good excercise but no view at the top! Nasty restroom, avoid using.

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Suna Sullivan
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HikingRocky

First of all, it’s not 4.8 miles! My Apple Watch tracked 5.7 but the elevation gain was spot on. It is a big elevation gain for a shorter hike so we got a great sweat on! Nice and shady and cool. Friendly birds at the top! Landed on our hands and ate some sunflower seeds!

Steph H
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HikingBugsRocky

Try to avoid restroom at the trailhead. It is beyond disgusting. Trail was rocky and with a lot of mosquitoes and flies. There is basically no views at the top (blocked by trees) and you are likely to see north bend area before the top.

Inspector Clouseau
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Hiking

First time using camelbak

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Jenelle Batkley
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Hiking

Great hike, very well maintained trail, but no views at the end.

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Dr. Frasier Crane
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Hiking

6/22/2020 @ 4:30pm - Bear sighting right by the trail head!!! Got about 5 minutes up before I locked eyes with this big guy in the middle of the trail. Stay safe!

O D.
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Hiking

Nice trail, was muddy, distance from the car park was 5.4 miles, no views at the top (blocked by trees)

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Rylee S
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The viewpoint itself is not really a view, but when getting close to the summit their are amazing views that make it worth it! I have no clue where they got 4.8 miles, according to common sense and a mile tracker, it was much more. I would HIGHLY suggest bringing walking sticks!

Heidi S
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Hiking

6/4/2020 - There are a lot of shades but the trail is still bright and dry. The trail wasn’t too crowded. We saw around 10 people round trip, so social distancing is possible. The peak is surrounded by trees so there’s nothing much to see. We accidentally went down on the cable trail. It’s steep, and there are lots of loose gravels. When you head down, make sure you go on the right route. Try to avoid the restroom at the trailhead if you can. It’s quite disgusting.

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Jonathan Fischer
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Muddy patches still there from spring rain, boots with good ankle support and sticks recommended!

Chris Thomason
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Jason Rosman
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Krissy F.
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Hiking

Decent hike but there’s barely any view at all

Alan Almeida
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HikingRocky

Went hiking with 3 of my friends. A bit rocky but other than that it was great!!

Pantea Karimi
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Hiking

Incline all the way up, definitely a workout! Gets rocky and slippery towards the top, discovery pass definitely require.

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Diana Ruggiero
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Hiking

Great hike for uphill climb very gradual. A little muddy due to the rain but nothing too bad you can’t handle.

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Holden Crook
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Cathryn Burby
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RunningSnow

The last mile or so to the summit was slick today (packed snow on trail with incline) and a lot of people were using poles. Some turned back because of the slippery conditions but those who continued to the top were greeted with beautiful winter wonderland views. Please don’t feed the Grey Jays/Camp Robbers at the summit!

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