Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Issaquah with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 hours ago

I was at the trailhead at 8.30 AM on a sunday morning - Parking lot was about 50% full. It was cloudy and misty when I started the hike, and was quite humid as well. The first half mile or so has a good incline. The trail flattens out after that for a while, before having a moderate incline after that. The trail ends abruptly at 2.8 miles where another trail loop sign is displayed. However, there are directions to go to Debbie's view which is a must see. I did not expect to see Mount Rainier from there - the clouds had cleared up by the time I got there, and the temperature was just right. You don't get to see a lot of views along the way - there are 2 viewpoints on the way to the end. The first one is pretty small, the second one is quite big and very peaceful - on a clear day, its a must see. The trail has moderate traffic, and lots of dogs to play with. Took about 2 hours to go up (beginner hiker) and 90 minutes to come down, not counting the time spent at the second view point. For someone looking to increase their challenge from easy hikes, this is a good one.

This hike is great, rocky and steep half of the way. Better to go with trek poles. Free parking but limited space. Went on Saturday morning crowd was less due to cloudy weather.

Good hike and workout. Though you won't get a view on top of the summit, it's an enjoyable hike through the woods.

For trialhead bus access, connect from east sunset way stop, then take the wetland trial, then bus trial which connects to west tiger #3 trial.

hiking
3 days ago

We took our kiddo in our hiking backpack on a rainy day and this couldn’t have been more beautiful! Lightly trafficked (that day) and we came across a few pups off leash. I will say that some of the trail was washed out closer to some of the steep areas which made it difficult with our child, but it was worth it!

Good hike, but ends pretty abruptly without any kind of showcase. A lot of bugs when we went, but still enjoyed!

Don't go too late. Very difficult to navigate down hill in the dark. Whoops lol.

Great hike to see while visiting the area! The best part are the Paragliders and view from the top. I hiked alone and felt totally comfortable to do so. A nice steady climb and shady most of the way. Great views of rainier too!

Uphill almost the entire way, but the view at the top is amazing!

Great hike trained there with 40# backpack for trip to the Grand. Canyon. Parking is real bad due to location and hang gliders use the top. Be prepared for crowds.

7 days ago

This is a fun, quick hike. Up and down in under two hours, depending on how long you stay at the top. The trail is well-maintained. The views are fantastic on a clear day. There are two view points. Both spots offer a great place to sit, take in the view, have a picnic.

I saw all age ranges on this hike (8yr olds to late 60s). Overall, this is a fun and easy hike. Have fun!

The only downside is that this trail is very crowded. I went at 7am in a weekday morning and it was not so bad. But in late afternoons/evenings it gets so packed that it isn’t very enjoyable.

hiking
8 days ago

I got as far as East Summit before my phone/GPS/map broke and I had to negotiate my way to the Hwy 18 dropoff.

Do NOT hike this without a good map or GPS. There are trails and roads that are unmarked, and at about the 7 mile mark a clear cut has wiped the trail out for about half a mile. Without this recorded track to follow, I would not have found the trail there.

I chose this trail for the difficulty and from reading other reviews. First time up I took my camelbak with 15lbs of weight as well as a 15lb weighted vest. It was a tough climb, but worth it as an alternate leg day. I have no special hiking gear or boots, just a ratty pair of sauconys, and I made it to the top fine. The descent, though more time consuming than a standard trail descent, was quite fun. Not a great view at the top, so I can only recommend this to people looking to torch their legs. One note: this trail has some serious mud chute sections which are touch to navigate even when dry. When wet, these sections of the trail can be extremely slippery. Be mindful if you're trekking up after/during rain.

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.

Nice trail, too much gravel road incorporated into the loop for my tastes. Good cardio close to town. Midweek afternoon and I saw only 3 other people until I was approaching the parking lot at the end

Pretty hike with great views at the top. The paragliders were really cool to see

Enjoyable but crowded little hike without leaving town.

Great little work out

Fine for an easy hike with hardly any elavation change. not a super clear path for a loop around the lake, but it's pretty easy to jump between trails to make your own loop.

We started out from the W Tiger 3 trail. My 6 year old took some time to hike up to the Talus Rocks trailhead but once we got there the rest of the hike was easy. There were a couple interesting log bridges and the rocks were quite unique. Hike down can be a bit slippery. We have seen a few hikers but not too busy.

OK for a quick couple miles, but really crowded on the weekend

22 days ago

Decently heavy foot traffic on a Saturday, even starting in the late afternoon. The way up has good incline and is somewhat rocky. The view at the peak is lovely, and you can see Rainier in its full glory on a clear day. Also definitely fun to watch paragliders take off before heading back down.

It was a challenging workout but disappointing view at the top. Nothing to see.

We started at high point and followed Tiger 3 up until the fork towards Talus Rocks. Unfortunately the kids melted down at this point so we turned around. About a mile to the fork. It was a good hike and I would do it again!

Great hike, very close to town. Most of the hike is in shade under trees which is great. Gorgeous views when you get to the top.

Had so much fun doing this hike! Weather was mild which was perfect as this hike is mostly incline. It was good to have the breeze to cool you down as you ascended to the top. I do not recommend this trail for younger kids.

This is a very popular hike I've been wanting to do for quite some time. A few friends and I did this hike near the time of sunset. There were hardly any hikers on the trail which was nice. By the time we got to the top there were no paragliders for it was too dark. There was one group of guys from Ohio that came to visit the west side to experience the hikes. They had a golf club with them and let us hit a ball of the mountain side which was pretty neat. The views from this hike are astounding and really a great hike for people of all ages.

hiking
28 days ago

Up from Chirico trailhead and down via high school trailhead, very good exercise going up, good view and a lot of paraglider at the top

It was a beautiful day out at Tradition Lake! Not crowded at all when we started at 830!

Good workout, good incline.

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