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Tiger Mountain Trail North
pnwhikes > Central Cascades > Issaquah
The northern section of the Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT) begins at the Tradition Plateau trailhead. Follow the Bus Trail from the trailhead before turning left onto the West Tiger 3 Trail, then make another quick left to start your journey on the TMT trail.

After less than a mile of hiking, the trail turns south and begins to climb a steep set of switchbacks as it makes its way up West Tiger Mountain. At the 1 mile mark the trail turns southeast as the grade lessens, and you will pass the West Fork High Point Creek. Just another 0.75 miles and you will reach the High Point Creek, and shortly after, you will reach a viewpoint, ending the northern section of the TMT.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Forest 5 mi 3 / 5 7 / 10 1100 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs

Accessibility
March - November

Permits
Discover Pass
 
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By Dan A. Nelson
Driving Directions:
From Seattle, take I-90 east to exit 20. Turn right onto frontage road and follow it about 0.5 miles to a gate. The gate closes at 7:00 PM, so park outside it if you will be returning after 7. The Tradition Plateau trailhead is 0.4 miles past the gate.
Contact Information:
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
South Puget Sound Region
950 Farman Avenue N
Enumclaw, Wa 98022
Tel: 360.825.1631
Fax: 360.825.1672
southpuget.region@dnr.wa.gov
http://www.dnr.wa.gov

Books
Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region
Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region
Maps
Green Trails #204S Tiger Mountain
#204S Tiger Mountain
Permits
Discover Pass
Discover Pass
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Old growth forests don't exist on Tiger Mountain any more, as they were long ago logged away. But what does remain are the old trails where railroad tracks once laid, that were needed to haul the timber away.

From the trailhead, take...Read More
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From the trailhead, take the Bus Trail for 0.25 miles before veering left onto the West Tiger 3 Trail and then keep right after the fork. Stay on the main trail from here as it ascends up the switchbacks. After 2 miles you will cross the West Tiger R...Read More
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The Tradition Lake Loop hike on Tiger Mountain begins by following the Bus Trail south from the Tradition Plateau trailhead. You will cross several small creeks here and you will reach the Bonneville power lines at 0.8 miles. From here you will head ...Read More
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More than 80 miles of trails are located within the 13,000 acre Tiger Mountain State Forest. The trailheads are located less than a half hour from Seattle, and this makes it one of Washington's busiest trailheads. Cars can be seen parked along t...Read More
The trailheadTiger Mountain Trailhead near Issaquah, WALush vegetation near the Brink Trail
Highlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarDim StarDim StarDim StarDim Star Issaquah - High Point Trail (0.8 mi away)
The Issaquah - High Point Trail begins in Preston, Washington just off exit 20 on I-90. The easy going path parallels East Fork Issaquah Creek and I-90 for 2.3 miles as it makes its way toward Issaquah. Here you'll find lush, green forests, the t...Read More
An intersection on the Issaquah - High Point TrailA gate at the bridge allowing you to cross East Fork Issasaquah CreekA view of East Fork Issasaquah Creek from the bridgeA view up towards I-90 and Tiger MountainA person riding a horse in the distance on the lush trailAnother view of East Fork Issasaquah Creek from the trailNothing to see here except for green!A huge rock face requires further investigation
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Grand Ridge Park is located amongst the ever growing Issaquah Highlands. The development has destroyed some of the old trails here, but new trails are being constructed by King County Parks and the Washington Trails Association. The trail system can ...Read More
Near the Coal Mine trailheadAnother view of the forested trailThe trail climbing towards Central ParkAnother view of the forested trailAnother view of the forested trailThe trail emerges under power linesThe sun beginning to set over IssaquahThe power lines at the Central Park trailhead
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This trail wanders about as if in no hurry to reach its destination. This loop startson the High Point Trail, wraps around some of Tiger Mountain on Dwight's Way and RR Grade Trail before meeting back up with High Point Trail and ending where it...Read More
The trailhead on Tiger MountainA small creek crossingThe trail in the forests of Tiger MountainA small cascadeA fork in the trailA less scenic portion of the trail
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From the trailhead, head east on the Rainier Trail. You will hike for a short distance before coming to a junction with the High School Trail. Turn right to head away from the high school, and towards Tiger Mountain. Along the trail you will also enc...Read More
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From the parking area, you'll need to walk along the road a bit to reach the trail. Start by heading east on Bush Street, and cross Front Street. Turn south on Newport Way, and following it as it crosses Issaquah Creek. Continue south on Wildwood...Read More
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The Chirico Trail (also refered to as Pilots Trail) is a steady climb up the western side of Tiger Mountain to Poo Poo Point. The point and the field below are used as a major paragliding park in cooperation with the Washington State Department of N...Read More
Chirico Trail trailhead in IssaquahA paraglider nears the landing areaThe second of many paragliders that were out that dayAn example of Chirico Trails ruggednessThe lush green colors near the beginning of the hike
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