Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

Learn how to get started with trail running on local frontcountry trails.

  • Easy+
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 3.4
  • Elevation Gain: 795 ft

An easy 4 mile after work jog. This field trip to a frontcountry location is intended to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate your learning. It's recommended that you are in shape to comfortably run 3 miles on the road in order to have a successful experience during the field trip. We will pause to practice skills and discuss, so you may wish to dress more warmly than usual for this excursion.

Details will be provided at the May 3 classroom session. 

Directions: Take I-90 to Exit 20. Turn south (right if you are heading eastbound) from the interstate. Turn right onto the frontage road that parallels I-90. We will meet by the Cable Line trailhead sign. This is outside the gate and no Discovery Pass or other parking pass is needed. Please be ready to go at 6:30pm. 

A field trip to a frontcountry location, e.g., Issaquah Alps, to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate your learning. It's recommended that you are in shape to comfortably run 3 miles on the road in order to have a successful experience during the field trip. 

Recommended reading: Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running by Meghan Hicks and‎ Bryon Powell.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Route/Place

Tiger Mountain Lowlands


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Field trip gear list:

  • Appropriate shoes, socks, shorts/pants and/or other apparel in technical/synthetic/wool fabrics for trail running
  • 10 Essentials for trail running
  • lightweight rain-resistant or waterproof jacket
  • Pack or waist belt or equivalent to hold required items and personal possessions such as medications, cell phone, keys, etc.
  • Water and snacks
  • Map (provided)
  • Headlamp

Weather dependent items (optional):

  • Gloves
  • Watch
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or warm hat
  • Extra layers in in technical/synthetic/wool fabrics, e.g., an extra long-sleeved shirt
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