West Tiger Mountain No. 1

Hike up to West Tiger 1. It's 7 miles and 2,500 feet of elevation gain in a popular forest in the I-90 corridor.

getting there

Just east of Issaquah take I-90, Exit 20, then turn south and then take an immediate left onto SE 79th Street and head west parallel to I-90 to the trailhead at High Point Pond.

on the trail

Hike 0.7 miles on the High Point Trail and turn left on Dwight's Way for 0.5 miles.  Turn right onto the West Tiger No. 1 Trail and follow it to the summit.  If you want some variety you can make a number of loop variations that include the Lower, Middle and Upper Bootleg trails, and the Tiger Mountain 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: Moderate
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,450 ft
  • 2,948 ft
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S

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