East Tiger Mountain


Day Hike - East Tiger Mountain

East Tiger & Middle Tiger Traverse - flexible date see notes

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: Middle-aged Average

8 AM. location  depends  on the weather and what we decide to do.  We will meet somewhere around the Hobart Road or on SR-18.

East Tiger has nice vistas of the south county area.  Some of the trail we will be on are dominated by mountain bikes on weekends and/or summer days, but on a late autumn weekday, we will likely only see a few if any of them.

The initial plan for this trip is to be a traverse from the East Tiger Trailhead (on SR-18, up over the top and down to the Mirrormont neighborhood on the west side of the road.  In the event of Rain and/or wind, we might shorten the trip.  

Precise planned start: East Tiger Trailhead

Precise planned end: 25933 Southeast Tiger Mountain Road, Issaquah, WA

Map https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=47.47942,-121.94459&z=15&b=mbt&o=n&n=0.11
Zoom in and find the "Master Link" trail.  That is our way up the mountain.  We then go over the top, follow gravel roads and/or trails to Middle Tiger, then drop down the trails and the West Side road to where a cut-off takes you to Tiger Mountain Road.


Required Equipment:

- 10 essentials

- Must have traction devices such as MicroSpikes.

- Must have waterproof boots, gaiters and poles.

- You must also bring a puffy jacket, winter gloves, winter cap and insulating sit pad.


In the event of a forecast for lousy weather on Tuesday, this trip might be changed to THE DAY BEFORE OR DAY AFTER, OR changed to a shorter Cougar Mountain hike OR maybe both of those.
I will notify everybody by email by Saturday if I decide to make that change.  Email me your suggestions on Friday if you want some input in the decision.
By signing up for this trip, you agree to this flexibility.


East Tiger Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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