West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3


Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Join the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee on a lovely hike on Tiger Mountain exploring the West Summits. See some great forests and views while getting in some great conditioning.

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

For those in the South Sound interested in carpooling, I will meet them at 6:30am in the South Federal Way P&R (901 S 348th St., Federal Way, WA, 98003). For others we can meet at the High Point Way Trailhead to Tiger Mountain which is off I-90, Exit 20 at 7:30am.  (By meeting early we get done early and still have almost 1/2 day to enjoy!)

One of the main goals of this hike is to start preparing for the higher elevation hikes in the Snoqualamie Pass and elsewhere which are still covered in snow.  This hike provides a good amount of elevation  over a 7 to 8 mile distance to provide that preparation. In addition, the view from West Tiger #1 is great!

The hike starts at the High Point Way Trailhead, taking the Nook  Trail up to West Tiger #3.  From there we will travel to West Tiger #2 and then to West Tiger #1.  At #1 we will take a  meal break to enjoy the view or  take our break in the hikers hut if the weather is not good.  We will then travel back to West Tiger #3 the same way.  But from #3 we will use the West Tiger #3 Trail  back to the trailhead.  We can enjoy socializing  on this longer gentler way down.


West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials + #11.

  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. Additional items in hike leader email to be sent out 2-3 days prior to the hike.
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