Iverson Railroad & Artifacts Trails

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Day Hike - Iverson Railroad & Artifacts Trails

A shorter, casual-paced hike through forest out to see the train wreck site

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  • 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 an approximately 5 mile roundtrip hike to the site of Tiger Mountain’s fatal train wreck of 1925 where some train debris still exist. The hike itself will start on the Iverson Railroad Trail which is a nice forested walk with a couple hundred feet of elevation gain in the beginning before leveling off. The hike will then follow a road before turning onto another trail that heads up a couple hundred more feet to the Artifacts Trail where some very interesting, old pieces of train will be encountered.  The Iverson Railroad Trail is open to mountain bikers but seems to be less popular than other trails. Mud could be encountered at the start of the Artifacts Trail. This will be a casual hike and will pace to the slowest person; however, some basic/intermediate fitness for walking up hills is suggested. 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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