West Tiger Mountain No. 1


Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 1

Come enjoy West Tiger #1 with me by hiking a less used trail. We will start at the High Point Trailhead but head up via the Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT) to Preston Trail. And then we will go back down in a whole different way. This is a beautiful conditioning type of winter hike: 9 miles and about 2400 feet elevation. Come hike with me!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • Pace: 2mph

2 meeting options:

1.  For those who live in the South Sound area  like I do, we can meet at 7:15am at the South Federal Way  P&R,  901 S 348th St., Federal Way, WA, 98003. To get there just get off 142 Exit on I-5 and west on 348th St. for about 1 mile. This P&R is on your left.  

2.  Second meeting option is at 8:00am at the High Point Way Trailhead to Tiger Mountain, address 26415 SE 79th St, Issaquah, WA 98027.  If using Google Maps just put in "high point way trailhead" which gets you there better than the address.   

This is a nice hike almost 5 miles going to the Hiker Hut on West Tiger #1 via TMT and then Preston Trails. If a great day, we can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful views from  #1.  If weather is not great, we can sit inside the Hiker Hut and enjoy a nice rest.  From there we will travel back down about 4 miles by going to West Tiger #2 , then to #3, and finally all the way down to the cars via  the nice gentle West Tiger #3  Trail.  

NOTE:  Microspikes and poles are typically required to hike Tiger safely in February.   


West Tiger Mountain No. 1

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
  11. Plus additional recommended items in an email sent to participants 2-3 days prior to the hike.
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