West Tiger Mountain No. 3


Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Priority to Tacoma Singles Committee Members; but others can sign up too. Short yet good conditioning hike. Go up the Nook Trail to West Tiger 3 and then go down the West Tiger 3 trail. Elevation gain on way up is quick, then go back down a more gentle trail. Little over 1/2 day hike and the rest of the Sunday is free!

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,522 ft
  • Pace: Go up as fast as tolerated by all; down more quickly to continue with a conditioning heart rate

8:30am in the South Federal Way Park and Ride:  901 S 348th St, Federal Way, WA 98003. Consolidate into less cars as appropriate and then drive to trailhead.  Leader will  have directions  to trailhead for all who needs them.  Contact leader if unable to meet at the P&R and will go directly to trailhead.


This is a shorter hike but actually challenging due to the elevation gain.  Would like to use it as a conditioning hike to prepare for hiking in the Snoqualmie Pass  when snow clears.   Going up will be slower due to the elevation gain and I am OK with that.  Faster individuals can go ahead but wait at trail intersections for the whole group.  Plan to go down at a quicker pace to keep our heart rates elevated; trail wide with more gentle slope on way down.  Typically staying together is easy on way down. Will do short rests as needed on way up and the rest 15-20 min at the summit for food and bathroom break in the woods.  This is a nice short hike that if we get on the trail early we can often get off and back to our cars at a time when we can still do something else the rest of the day.  

DISCOVER PASS REQUIRED to park at trailhead.


West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials + #11!

  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. Leader will identify other items as needed based upon weather and trail conditions; will be in an email to all participants prior to the hike.
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