Day Hike - Tiger Mountain Lowlands


Day Hike - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

A casual-paced hike around the Tiger Mountain lowlands.

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  • Easy+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

9am start time at the trailhead of 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 on SE 79th St, and continue west which parallels the freeway. There will be a gated area which will be open. Drive up the hill and park in the lot. Meet in the parking lot before the trail informational signs. Discover Pass Required. Please be on-time and ready to go.

Come out and enjoy a scenic, casual-paced hike through the woods of Tiger Mountain's lowlands.  This hike will be roughly 5 miles long and and 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; 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.  We will hike as a group. 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
  11. Trekking poles for any uneven spots in the trail
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