Tiger Mountain Trail

Hike the entire Tiger Mountain Trail! Often referred to by its initials, TMT, it's about 16 miles and 2,500 feet of elevation gain. If you're ambitious, tag a few of the Tiger Mountain summits along the way.

Temporary Closure

7/5/21 Update: Portions of several DNR-managed trails (TMT, West Tiger #3, Cable Line, Seattle View, Section Line, Poo Top, and Preston Trail) that access privately-owned forest lands surrounding the summits of West Tiger Mountain will be temporarily closed while road work and forest management operations occur. Visit the Washington DNR West Tiger Mountain web page for more details.

Getting There

High Point Trailhead

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.

Tiger Mountain Trailhead

Take Exit 17 (Front Street) off of I-90, and turn south onto Front Street. At the south end of Issaquah, Front Street becomes Issaquah-Hobart Road. At 8.5 miles from I-90 and just before the SR-18 overpass, turn left onto Tiger Mountain Road SE. Drive 0.2 miles and park along the left shoulder of the road.There is no official trailhead.

on the trail

Hike from the High Point Trailhead to the Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT) trailhead or visa versa.


  • Set up a car shuttle or key exchange.
  • Consider short sides trip to West Tiger 2 & 3 and Middle Tiger.


  • 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: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • 2,500 ft
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S

Upcoming Activities

CHS - Just for Fun - Tiger Mountain Trail

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
For fun runs, get togethers, campouts, potlucks, etc.
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Sun, Nov 28, 2021
No Prerequisites
8 participants 2 instructors
Registration opens Nov 15; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
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