West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3


Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a winter conditioning hike to 3 peaks.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,948 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

8:00 am at the trailhead (directions below). Participants are encouraged to set up their own carpools if desired.

TH Directions: From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 20. Take Exit 20 (High Point) and turn south on 270th Ave SE. Just a few yards south of I-90, note a large, white gate on your left at the intersection of SE 79th Street, signed "Road Closed." Park near this gate. There are no restrooms at the trailhead. No pass is required.

We will make a clockwise loop, hiking up to West Tiger 1 via the Lingering Trail and the Tiger Mountain Trail, then head over to West Tiger 2 and 3, returning via K3 and the High Point Trail. The pace will be moderate but steady. Although not a fast paced trip, please consider the mileage and elevation gain before signing up. If you have questions about whether the trip is suitable for you, contact the leader to discuss. This is a mentored hike for Mary Lou Biggs, with Alina Badus as mentor; please direct all your questions to Mary Lou.

We will do this hike rain or shine but the trip may be canceled if heavy rain, or weather that could make this hike unsafe (such as high wind or heavy snow), is forecasted. Hike route may be adjusted based on weather conditions.

As with any winter hike, it is particularly important to come prepared for varying conditions with extra clothes, good waterproof boots, rain gear, and gloves. Gaiters are recommended, and micro spikes may be required depending on weather conditions.

More information will be sent to participants by email in the days prior to the hike.


West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

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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