Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3


Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Start at the Chirico trailhead and walk past Poo Poo Point to the West Tiger 1 Hikers Hut for three of the best viewpoints in the Tigers! Then on our way back we'll bag Tiger 2 and 3 for good measure, and return to Chirico via the TMT. Approx 10.3 miles and 3660 feet of gain. Microspikes and poles may be required.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,900 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

Meet at 7AM at the Chirico trailhead, on the east side of Issaquah Hobart Road approx 3 miles from I90.  Google map location

This hike starts at the Chirico Trailhead and goes up a steep and rocky route for about 1.7 miles to Poo Poo Point, then traverses behind Poo Poo Point to the One View Trail, TMT, Hidden Forest Trail and Poo Top trail to the summit of Tiger 1, then behind the microwave towers through the forest to the Hikers Hut and one of the best views in the Tigers!  Then on the way down we'll tag Tiger 2 and 3, and return to the trailhead via the TMT.   The GaiaGPS route can be found here.

We'll keep a brisk pace with few rest stops, and microspikes and poles should be carried for some steep and potentially slippery sections.  We'll have lunch at the top before heading down to the north.

Weather info and gear guidance will be forthcoming in an email  a few days before the hike.


West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


Trekking poles

Non-cotton layers, including a warm jacket, hat and gloves.

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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