Tiger Mountain Lowlands


Day Hike - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

Join my 10 month old baby and me on this forest hike where we will pass 2 lakes and a 200+ year old tree along the way.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5mph

Meet at the High Point Trailhead at 8am.  A Discover Pass must be displayed in vehicle.

Here are the driving instructions from WTA:

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. If you arrive earlier, or expect to leave after dusk, you will need to park along either side of the road here and follow the obvious trail half a mile to the parking lot. Otherwise, you are welcome to drive on through, watching for possible potholes, and park in the lot. A Discover Pass is required. A toilet is available, but there is no regular water source.

**I will be carrying my 10 month old daughter.  We hike frequently and she usually sleeps or enjoys the views, but please be patient if I need to check on her.  I will nurse her discreetly at the destination.**

We will hike at a pace of about 2.0-2.5mph and will have one 15 minute break, but besides that will keep moving other than brief photo opportunities along the way and a clothing adjustment break at the beginning.

This hike was originally scheduled at the Pratt River, but due to an impassable road, I had to change the location.  We will start at the High Point Trailhead and hike the Tradition Lake Loop twice, making it 6 miles total.  This well maintained trail was completely snow free on 3/3/19.  We will hike along Tradition Lake, pass an old overgrown school bus, meander past Round Lake, then hike past a 200+ year old tree.




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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