Day Hike - Middle Tiger Mountain


Day Hike - Middle Tiger Mountain

The fourth hike in a series: Less Traveled Trails on Tiger Mountain. Karen Wallace and Danielle Graham will be leading Thursday hikes in November and December. Week 4 is Middle Tiger Mountain with a bonus stop to see the Site of the 1925 Fatal Logging Train Wreck. We will begin at the Tiger Summit Trailhead off Highway 18.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,607 ft

Meeting time 10:00am. Please be ready to go at this time. If heading East on I-90 from Seattle or Bellevue, take exit 25 for Highway (SR) 18 and head south to the Tiger Mountain summit. Here, turn right into a large parking lot where you will likely see others parked. Continue to drive through this first parking lot then turn left onto a gravel road. Proceed about a quarter mile to a second parking lot on the right. This is the Tiger Summit Trailhead parking lot. Discover Pass required for parking.

Please be prompt, bring a map, snacks and lunch, water, and your Ten Essentials.  Please also carry your Microspikes or other similar traction devices for your footwear in case of snow. Footwear should have good tread and water repellency qualities. Trekking poles are highly encouraged for steep and/or uneven terrain.

The trails could be a little brushy and wet so dress accordingly in layers.  Expect to get into a little mud.  We will keep a steady and comfortable moderate-pace with quick breaks along the way.  How long we stop for lunch will be dependent on the weather.

We will plan on taking the scenic Iverson Railroad Trail to the TMT (where it will get a little steep), stop to see the train wreck site, continue on the TMT to the Middle Tiger Trail, summit, and then head back down the way we came. 


Middle 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
  11. Microspikes
  12. Trekking Poles
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