Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3


Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

WINTER CONDITIONING HIKE! Catch the best views in the Tigers on this very strenuous 10.3 mile dayhike with 3750 feet of gain from the Chirico TH up past Poo Poo Point to the Tiger 1 Hikers Hut for lunch, then we'll tag Tiger 2 and 3 and head back via the TMT to Poo Poo Point and the Chirico Trailhead

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,756 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,922 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.5 mph

We'll meet at the Chirico (Poo Poo Point) trailhead at 7 AM in hopes of finding spots in the limited parking area - please do not park along the road where there are No Parking signs, as your car WILL BE TOWED! See leader email for more detailed instructions.

Bring a headlamp, as we'll be starting in the dark.  Parking passes are not required.  Google map location

The Mountaineers do not recommend carpooling with anyone outside your household at this time.

This vigorous hike passes the best views in the Tigers - but you have to work for it!  We'll climb past the Poo Poo point south and north launch areas, then on up the One View trail to Poo Top Trail, up and around to the West Tiger 1 Hikers Hut.  That will be our lunch spot!  (Bring a sit pad and warm clothes for our lunch there.)  Then we'll head down the service road and up past Tiger 2 to Tiger 3.  Heading back down, we'll detour via Seattle View Trail to the TMT, which will take us back to the One View and on to Poo Poo Point and the TH.  GaiaGPS route can be found at

We'll go at a steady pace so if you want to come on this hike you'll need to demonstrate that you've successfully completed a hike of this distance and elevation gain at a 2mph average pace in the recent past.  We'll stay together as a group in order to support each other (no kidding, no splitting up!) so if you expect to go faster or slower than this pace you will want to choose a different hike so that you'll have a good time!  Microspikes will be required in case of slippery sections on the backside of WT1 (not YakTrax), as well as warm non-cotton layers.  Gaiters may be handy because this trail can get super muddy and there may be a little snow up around WT1 and the bypass.

This is a Phase 2 hike so we'll wear masks and stay 6 feet apart.  There are likely to be a lot of people on the trail as we head down, so it could take some time and strict distancing may not always be possible.  Bring plenty of water as there isn't a place to refill along the route.


West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Microspikes (not yaktrax please!)

Gaiters advised

Warm non-cotton layers

A sit pad for lunch!

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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