West Tiger Mountain No. 3


Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

We will hike up the main West Tiger 3 trail - an enjoyable springtime hike through lush forest, with some views at the very top. Moderate pace. The new paved access road and parking lot at the trailhead are worth checking out.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,054 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,522 ft
  • Pace: 1200ft/hr gain @ 2mi/hr

Meet at the High Point trailhead at 7:30am.    This trailhead is accessed via exit 20 off I-90 and is the main trailhead for West Tiger 3.    We will meet at the new parking lot at the very end of the paved access road.   

The trailhead is about a mile in from I-90 exit 20.  (Just east of Issaquah take I-90, Exit 20, then turn south and then take an immediate right onto SE 79th Street and head west parallel to I-90 to the High Point Trailhead.)   There are toilets at the trailhead.     Bring a good map as the area has a dense network of often-unsigned trails - I recommend GT Tiger Mountain 204S.

I will be wearing a red shirt/red jacket, just like in my profile photo.    We will leave for the hike at 7:45am.

We will maintain a moderate pace - this will not leave much time for photo stops.    (No dogs or firearms permitted.)    

Bring microspikes - it could be snowy towards the top and the trail can easily get slippery in wet or snowy conditions.   Hiking poles a must-have.   


West Tiger Mountain No. 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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