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 Trailheads

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

INFORMATION FOR LEADERS

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 Amanda Virbitsky at amandav@mountaineers.org with any additional questions.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • 2,948 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Day Hiking Trip
We will do it at an conditioning pace. Preference to Seattle Basic Alpine climbing students
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sun, Jan 19, 2020
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closed Jan 17
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1 & 2

Day Hiking Trip
Winter Conditioning Hike up Poo Poo Point and beyond to West Tigers 1 & 2.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
No Prerequisites
2 participants
Registration closes Jan 21
Foothills Branch

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Day Hiking Trip
Third time's a charm on this route that has been challenged by weather again and
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Fri, Jan 24, 2020
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist
Registration closes Jan 22
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Day Hiking Trip
Hike to West Tiger 3-2-1 via Cable Line Trail (up) and loop back trail for
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Feb 1, 2020
No Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Jan 30
Foothills Branch

Conditioning Hikes - West Tiger Mountain No. 2

Day Hiking Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Scramble conditioning hike
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Feb 29, 2020
No Prerequisites
6 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Feb 4; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Conditioning Hikes - West Tiger Mountain No. 2

Day Hiking Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Seattle Alpine Scramble Course Conditioning Hike.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Mar 21, 2020
No Prerequisites
7 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Feb 4; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Conditioning Hikes - West Tiger Mountain No. 2

Day Hiking Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Seattle Alpine Scramble Course Conditioning Hike
Difficulty: Strenuous
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
No Prerequisites
10 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Feb 4; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

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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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