Trip Report    

Frontcountry Trail Run - Around South Tiger Mountain

Gem of a trail along a lesser-traveled Tiger route!

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • The trail itself provides gradual gain except a in a couple of places which have more moderate inclines. Near the summit on the southwest side, fantastic view of Mt. Rainier!

    There were times on both the ascent and descent when we were on a gravel truck road, but then needed to exit to get back on the trail itself. These were not always obvious if not paying attention (or chatting, as we were) paying attention to navigation will be important the first time others do this route.

     While there were spots where the trail was thin and almost overgrown, overall was a pleasant route!

South Tiger trailhead, which is not marked, can be somewhat hard to find. There is parking on opposite side of road from where trail starts for 5-6 cars. No bathrooms anywhere on route.

If you plan on doing this route during the week and are coming from Issaquah, please be aware that traffic heading south to Route 18 can be intense. Bumper-to-bumper for several miles.