West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Hike to all of the West Tiger summits or hike any two of them! It's 10 miles or more and 2,800 feet of elevation gain in a popular forest in the I-90 corridor. The West Tiger summits can be reached from the High Point and Poo Poo Point trailheads. Enjoy views of the Issaquah lowlands from all of these summits.

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 of the High Point Trailhead. If you arrive before dawn or plan to come out after dusk, park on the road east of the gate.

High Point Pond

Take Exit 20 (High Point) off of I-90, a few miles east of Issaquah and turn south on 270th Ave SE. Then take an immediate right (west) onto SE 79th Street and park along the street.  Walk east on 79th St to the white gate that crosses the street.  This is a good meeting place. From the gate walk ~0.25 mile east on pavement to the High Point Trailhead and High Point Pond.

Poo Poo Point Trailhead

Take Exit 17 off of I-90 and turn right onto Front Street. Reach a gravel parking lot on the left in about 3 mils from I-90. Between May and October, this parking lot can be crowded with both hikers and paraglider pilots.

on the trail

High Point Trailhead

Follow the West Tiger No. 3 Trail from the trailhead to the summit of West Tiger 3 and then on to the West Tiger 2 and West Tiger 1.  Or visa versa depending on where you parked. Other trails intersect this one, so you can vary your trip on the ascent or return as desired. You can also make one big loop trip using the West Tiger No. 3 and West Tiger No. 1 Trails.

Poo Poo Point Trailhead

Hike up to Poo Poo Point on the Chirico Trail. The hike the Poo Poo Point Trail 0.5 miles. Turn right on One View Trail, hike 1 mile past 15 Mile Gap. Turn right on the Tiger Mountain Trail and go 0.1 mile. Turn left on Poo Top (aka Hidden Forest) Trail and hike 0.2 miles to a road. Cross road and continue on Poo Top Trail 0.7 miles to summit of West Tiger 1. Continue on to West Tiger 2 and West Tiger 3. Start down the Cable Line Trail and turn left onto Section Line Trail marked with "Unmaintained Trail" sign, hike 0.4 miles. Turn left on West Tiger Railroad Grade, and hike 2 miles back to Poo Poo Point.



  • 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: Strenuous
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • 2,948 ft
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S

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  • West Tiger Mountain 1 & 2
  • West Tiger Mountain 1 & 3
  • West Tiger Mountain 2 & 3
  • West Tiger Mountain 1, 2 & 3
  • West Tiger Mountain No. 2

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