Around South Tiger Mountain


Day Hike - Around South Tiger Mountain

Hikes with Spikes. Up and around South and Middle Tiger in a figure eight loop. Expect fresh snow, lovely forest, a waterfall, but not many views. 11 miles 3000' gain

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,600 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 mph

Meet  8:30 AM at Tiger Mountain Trail TH south, off of Tiger Mountain Rd. SE, 

Getting There

From I-90 in Issaquah, take Exit 17 (Front Street) and head south on Front Street through the town. At the south end of town, Front Street changes names to Issaquah-Hobart Road. At 8.5 miles from I-90, just before the Highway 18 overpass, turn left onto Tiger Mountain Road SE. Proceed 0.2 miles and look for places to park along the left shoulder of the road. There is no official trailhead parking so that's your only option.

You may find it easier to continue on 0.15 miles to SE 175th Place, make a U-turn, and come back to park on the shoulder. The shoulder is highway right-of-way, and you do not have to display a Discover Pass to park there. There are no facilities. Your hike begins on the TMT, a few feet south of the sign that reads "School Bus Stop Ahead."

Parking Pass/Entry Fee


Covid-19   We will follow all Mountaineers Protocol--Cloth facemasks and hand sanitizer are required.  Mask must be worn when within 6' of others.

This is a more challenging trip with likely snow travel and a long distance and a large  up and down elevation gain.  Please assess your conditioning for this trip and willingness to hike in fresh snow.  Microspikes are required as are two trekking poles.


Around South Tiger Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
  • Microspikes
  • Two Trekking poles
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