Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3


Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Early Season Conditioning Hike. Open to all Mountaineers members! Loop hike to West Tigers 2 and 3, with optional side trip to West Tiger 1

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

10:00am High Point/Tradition Lake TH

A loop hike. We will hike up the steep Nook and Section Line Trails to West Tiger 3, then hike up to West Tiger 2, and hike down the K3 Trail and TMT. If the weather is nice to allow good views, we can also go visit West Tiger 1 for views of Mt. Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics.

The weather calls for only a slight chance snow showers. But the day before it may snow up to 3 inches and there will surely be snow left from the week before. The trail up is quite steep, and if snow makes it too slippery, we can instead ascend the TMT and K3 to WT2, then hike to WT3 and descend the main WT3 trail . We can make that decision as a group at the TH. Still a good idea to bring microspikes/yak trax if you have them and like to use them.


West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The usual

Microspikes may be helpful, especially if we do hike up the Section Line Trail

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