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

Take Exit 20 (High Point) off of I-90, a few miles east of Issaquah and turn south on 270th Ave SE. Just a few yards south of I-90, turn right onto SE 79th St and continue west. The pavement ends in 0.4 miles where a gate is open each day from dawn until dusk. Continue through the gate and park in the lot. If you arrive before dawn or plan to come out after dusk, park on the road east of the gate.

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

Day Hike - Tiger Mountain Trail

Day Hiking Trip
Trip will initially open to Olympia Conditioning Hiking Series students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Mon, Jul 4, 2022
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Jun 29
Olympia Branch

July Hikes: 3.75 to 6.5 miles, 500 to 1,750 feet gain - Tiger Mountain Trail

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
Hike from the Tradition Lake parking lot to Murat's Bridge and back on a section
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Fri, Jul 8, 2022
No Prerequisites
5 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Jul 6
Foothills Branch

Day Hike - Tiger Mountain Trail

Day Hiking Trip
Off the beaten track hike to South and Middle Tigers. Vaccinated participants only, PLEASE READ
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Jul 9, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
3 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Jul 6
Olympia Branch
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