West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Strenuous hike with 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Short and steep trail with no switchbacks. Nobody has ever said this route is pretty.

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

A couple hundred feet east of the gate is an orange stake/pole and a couple large boulders signaling the start of the trail. The route has no switchbacks and the trail just goes up with only a couple short flat areas.

When you encounter intersections with other trails just always choose the steepest option to stay on route.  Also near each of the trail intersections are small white signs saying you're off-trail and accidentally got onto the Cable Line, just follow those signs.

NOTES

    • A Discover Pass might not be needed since you're parking outside of the gate, but it's probably a good idea to still have one.
    • When wet, the Cable Line trail gets very muddy and slick.
    • The gate is locked from dusk to dawn.

INFORMATION FOR LEADERS

  • 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: 3.2 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 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Tue, Mar 12, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Mar 5
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
Conditioner for Johnson SIG. Slots open to other Basic students on 3/11 if space.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Wed, Mar 13, 2024
No Prerequisites
0 participants
Registration closes Mar 11
Seattle Branch
Stephen Johnson

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Climbing Trip
After hours conditioner hike for the Metz/ Dittig SIG. Open to members of this SIG
Difficulty: Strenuous
Thu, Mar 14, 2024
No Prerequisites
2 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Mar 12
Seattle Branch
Bill Dittig

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Mon, Mar 18, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Mar 11
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

Conditioner Hikes - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Field trip: Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Priority for Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing 2024 students until 3/11/24.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Mon, Mar 25, 2024
No Prerequisites
2 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Mar 23
Seattle Branch
Jessica Umayam

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Tue, Mar 26, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Mar 19
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing Conditioner - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Conditioner for students of Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing
Difficulty: Strenuous
Wed, Mar 27, 2024
Prerequisites
5 participants
Registration closes Mar 27
Seattle Branch
Don Sarver

Conditioning Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Field trip: Women's Alpine Scrambling Course
A scramble conditioning hike for students.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Thu, Mar 28, 2024
No Prerequisites
4 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Mar 26
Foothills Branch
Danielle Graham
Qualified Youth Leader

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Wed, Apr 3, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Mar 27
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Tue, Apr 9, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Apr 2
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing Conditioner - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Glacier travel practice hike on a shorted rope team, without sharp things!
Difficulty: moderate
Wed, Apr 10, 2024
Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration closes Apr 10
Seattle Branch
Don Sarver

Conditioner Hikes - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Field trip: Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Priority for Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing 2024 students until 3/28/24.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Thu, Apr 11, 2024
No Prerequisites
5 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Apr 9
Seattle Branch
Jessica Umayam

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Tue, Apr 16, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Apr 9
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Tue, Apr 23, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Apr 16
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Wed, May 1, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Apr 24
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Tue, May 7, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Apr 30
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing Conditioner - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Conditioner for students of Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing
Difficulty: Strenuous
Wed, May 8, 2024
Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration closes May 8
Seattle Branch
Don Sarver

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Wed, May 15, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens May 8
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Day Hiking Trip
For Everett climbing only. Others will be removed, sorry!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Tue, May 21, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens May 14
Everett Branch
Chenmin Liu

TAC MAC Conditioner Series - West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line

Youth Field trip: Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma
Training hikes and scrambles to get us into shape!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Wed, Mar 12, 2025
No Prerequisites
9 participants 1 instructor 1 chaperone
Registration closes Mar 10
Tacoma Branch
Sarah Holt
Qualified Youth Leader
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