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.

getting there

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

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



  • Permits are required in this area for all fee-based (course-related) activities, regardless of group size, and all free activities involving 13 or more people. 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.
  • 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
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Day Hiking Trip
Come join me on my December Sunday AM Winter Hike. This is going to be
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Dec 22, 2019
No Prerequisites
2 participants
Registration closes Dec 20
Tacoma Branch

Conditioning Hikes - Section Line Trail

Day Hiking Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
West Tiger 3 - Section Line trail - after work trip
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Thu, Feb 20, 2020
No Prerequisites
6 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Feb 4; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Stewardship - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Stewardship Trip
Join your fellow Mountaineers and the WTA for a Tiger Mountain Sunday of essential trail
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Sun, Feb 23, 2020
No Prerequisites
15 participants
Registration closes Feb 21
Foothills Branch

Conditioning Hike - Section Line Trail

Day Hiking Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course
A scramble conditioning hike for students. This is an optional event. (Highly encouraged, though!)
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Wed, Mar 25, 2020
No Prerequisites
9 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Jan 2; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch

CHS Tacoma July 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/Strenuous
Fri, Jul 3, 2020
No Prerequisites
8 participants
Registration opens Jun 15
Tacoma Branch
Trip Reports

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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