Around South Tiger Mountain

Around South Tiger (and maybe to the summit) is a moderate, 7 mile in-and-out day hike with 1,600 ft in elevation gain. The trail hikes through old-growth forests to a scenic waterfall.

getting there

Drive SR-18 to ~7 miles from I-90, turn right onto Tiger Mountain Rd SE, drive ~0.5 mile, and turn right into the Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT) Trailhead.

on the trail

Starting at the southern terminus of the Tiger Mountain Trail circle the South Tiger Mountain Peak and return via a parallel trail. If you are interested you may also follow a short boot path to the no view "summit."


  • Permits are required in this area for all fee-based (course-related) activities, regardless of group size.  Leaders may list trips at this route/place with the understanding that they need to verify that a permit has been obtained before running the trip (if required as outlined above). Permit applications are submitted to WA Department of Natural Resources annually in December. Please contact with any additional questions. More details about permitting on WA DNR land as it applies to Mountaineers trips, as well as our current year Land Use License, can be found here.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • 1,100 ft
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S

Upcoming Activities

Winter Hiking Series: I-90 Alley March Hikes - Around South Tiger Mountain

Day Hiking Field trip: Winter Hiking Series: I-90 Alley
***Trip initially open to Winter Hiking Series students. Trip will open for registration to all
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Mar 2, 2024
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Feb 29
Tacoma Branch
David Hyde

Day Hike - Around South Tiger Mountain

Day Hiking Trip
A pleasant romp around South Tiger, heading out on the South Tiger trail and back
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Mar 31, 2024
No Prerequisites
6 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Mar 1
Foothills Branch
Tim Wick

September Hikes: 4 to 8 miles, 750 to 2,000 feet gain - Around South Tiger Mountain

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course
This hike may count toward your monthly required GoHike course September hike.
Difficulty: Moderate
Mon, Sep 30, 2024
No Prerequisites
10 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Aug 2; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Brad Peacock
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