Day Hike - Tiger Mountain Lowlands


Day Hike - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

A low-key, woodsy day-hike on rolling terrain with a small elevation gain at the beginning.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

Meet at 8am in Tiger Mountain's Tradition Plateau/Highpoint Trailhead parking lot.  To get there from I-90, a few miles east of Issaquah, take Exit 20 for High Point and turn south on 270th Ave SE. Just a few yards south of I-90, turn right onto SE 79th St and continue on west. The pavement ends in 0.4 miles, and a gate there is open each day from dawn until dusk. Drive up the hill on the gravel road and park in the lot.  Discover Pass Required.



This hike will be roughly 5 miles long and, in honor of National Trails day, will include hiking  on approximately 10 different forested trails in and around the Tradition Lake area of Tiger Mountain.  The hike will first involve an elevation gain of 620 feet up the West Tiger No. 3 Trail; then a traverse across the rolling terrain of the Talus Rocks Trail (where we will see a pretty waterfall and some cool rocks!); tie into the Section Line Trail; meet up with some other trails, including the Adventure Trail, that will eventually take us past the bus of Bus Trail, Tradition Lake, and then back to the parking lot.  The pace will be casual to accommodate the slowest hiker.  A basic fitness level is a good idea for the elevation gain and the rolling terrain.


Tiger Mountain Lowlands

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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