West Tiger Mountain No. 3

A round trip day hike of 6 miles and 2,100 feet of elevation gain on the West Tiger 3 Trail.

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

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.

on the trail

Follow the West Tiger No. 3 Trail from the trailhead to the summit.  Other trails intersect this one, so you can vary your trip on the ascent or return as desired. Some of the trails you may consider are:

  • West Tiger No. 3 Trail
  • Nook Trail
  • Section Line Trail
  • Talus Rocks Loop Trail

INFORMATION FOR LEADERS

SCHEDULING & PERMITS

  • 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.
  • If you are scheduling this as a non-stewardship related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by stewardship trips only, and includes both participants and leaders. Group size maximums do not reflect how stewardship trips are run (in smaller groups of participants and leaders), but allow for leaders to register the activity in our system.
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft
  • 2,522 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Day Hiking Trip
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Wed, Dec 8, 2021
No Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist
Registration closed Dec 6
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Day Hiking Trip
After work Conditioning hike in preparation for Winter Scrambles (open to all scramblers and climbers)
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Wed, Dec 15, 2021
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist
Registration closes Dec 13
Seattle Branch

Conditioning Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Day Hiking Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course
Conditioning Hike for Seattle Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course B: this is one of two alternate
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Sat, Apr 30, 2022
No Prerequisites
20 participants 5 instructors
Registration opens Apr 16; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

CHS Tacoma June Hikes - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Jun 25, 2022
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens May 15
Tacoma Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • West Tiger No. 3 Trail
  • Nook Trail
  • Section Line Trail
  • Talus Rocks Loop Trail
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