Iverson Railroad & Artifacts Trails

An easy day hike that visits the site of Tiger Mountain's fatal logging train wreck of February 1925. It's 5 miles round trip with 550 feet of elevation gain. Watch for mountain bikes on the Iverson Railroad Trail.

getting there

Drive SR-18 to the Tiger Summit Trailhead, about 4 miles from Exit 25 off of I-90, and continue west on West Side Road to the Iverson Railroad Trailhead (1,480 ft).

on the trail

Hike the Iverson Railroad Trail, a nice forested walk with ~200 feet of elevation gain and then level walking. When  it intersects Road 1000, follow the road for 0.3 miles and turn right (north) onto the Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT). Ascend ~200 feet on the trail to Zeig's Zag, a sharp bend in the trail. Go straight onto the Artifacts Trail and reach the site of the fatal logging train wreck where you'll see some very interesting, old pieces of the train.


  • The Iverson Railroad Trail is open to mountain bikers but seems to be less popular than other trails.
  • Mud may be encountered at the start of the Artifacts Trail.


  • 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 info@mountaineers.org 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: Easy
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 550 ft
  • 1,750 ft
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S
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