West Tiger Mountain Railroad Grade

A round trip day hike of 10 miles and 1,600 feet of elevation gain on the remote West Tiger Mountain Railroad (RR) Grade 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

Start out on the Bus Trail and then turn left on the Section Line Trail.  After following the power lines for ~0.5 mi, turn left onto the Poo Poo Point Trail.  Reach the Railroad (RR) Grade Trail in ~3 mi (1,900 ft). Turn left and hike the RR Grade until it passes under the summit of West Tiger 3. Return to the trailhead by the West Tiger 3 Trail.


  • Extend your journey by continuing on the RR Grade Trail until in meets the K3 Trail or Tiger Mountain Trail to return to the trailhead.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • 2,000 ft
  • Green Trails Tiger Mtn No. 204S
  • Red Marker
    47.529395, -121.995270
    47.5293951282 -121.995270085
  • Red Marker
    47.500436, -121.993004
    47.5004361992 -121.993004105

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