Iverson Railroad & Artifacts Trails

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Day Hike - Iverson Railroad & Artifacts Trails

A causal-paced hike to visit the site of Tiger Mountain's Fatal Train Wreck of 1925

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  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 550 ft

Meet at 9:00am. From I-90, take exit 25 to Highway 18. Head towards the Tiger Mt Summit.  At the summit, turn right into large parking lot. Head through lot then turn left onto gravel road where a sign directs to Tiger Summit Trailhead. Proceed about a quarter mile and before reaching a gate, turn right into a second parking lot. Near the top of the parking loop is the start of the Iverson Railroad Trail and an information board for Tiger Summit Trailhead. This is where we will meet. A Discover Pass is required for the upper parking lot that is adjacent to the trailhead. Please be on-time.

This is approximately a 5 mile roundtrip hike to the site of Tiger Mountain’s fatal train crash of 1925. The hike itself will start on the Iverson Railroad Trail, a less-traveled, forested  walk with a couple hundred feet of elevation gain before leveling off. The hike will then follow a road before turning onto another trail that climbs a couple hundred more feet to the Artifacts Trail where some very interesting, old pieces of train debris will be encountered. This will be a casual hike so please be prepared to pace to the slowest person; however, basic fitness for walking up hills is as good idea. Please remember the 10 essentials. Trekking poles are nice to have.

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Iverson Railroad & Artifacts Trails


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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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