Northwest Timber Trail

The Northwest Timber Trail is an easy gateway to less frequented routes on the south and east side of the busy Tiger Mountain trail system leading to more distant goals, such as the Silent Swamp Loop or the Preston Railroad Grade, as well as to forest roads that lead to the summit of East Tiger.

Getting There

from I-90

Take Exit 25 off of I-90 and head south on SR-18. In ~4 miles, turn right (north) at Tiger Summit Trailhead. Continue on Road 1000 ~0.25 mile to the parking area (1,350 ft), a locked gate. Alternatively park in the large open area adjacent to SR-18, and walk up Road 4000 for 0.3 mile to the trailhead (1,450 ft).

from I-5

Take Exit 142 (SR-18/Auburn) off of I-5, and head east on SR-18 to the Tiger Summit Trailhead. Continue on Road 1000 a quarter mile to the trailhead parking area (1,350 ft), a locked gate. Alternatively park in the large open area adjacent to SR-18 and walk up Road 4000 for 0.3 mile to find the trailhead (1,450 ft).

on the trail

Follow the short Connector Trail heading east from the Tiger Summit Trailhead. Once the trail crosses the Main Tiger Mountain Road (Road 4000) it becomes the Northwest Timber Trail. In a short distance, reach a trail junction and continue right to stay on the Northwest Timber Trail. At ~0.5 mi from the trailhead pass the very steep shoulder of Beaver Hill before entering an area of young forest from recent logging.  Pass junctions with  the Easy Tiger Bike Trail, then the Joy Ride Bike Trail. At the "T" with East Side Road (Road 7000, 2.2 miles from the trailhead) return the way you came, or consider continuing on to the  Silent Swamp Loop and other trail options.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 150 ft
  • 1,500 ft
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S

Upcoming Activities

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Northwest Timber Trail

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry
Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, May 22, 2022
No Prerequisites
6 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
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