CHS 1 Hike - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

Starting from Sunset Way TH, hike a clockwise loop via Tradition Plateau and Talus Rocks trail. This route includes rolling, flat sections plus some quite steep portions for a good workout šŸ˜Š (See Leader's Notes) CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0
  • Elevation Gain: 1,480 ft
  • Meet at 9:15-ish. Ready to hike at 9:30am
  • BecauseĀ  6/21 the day of CHS sign-ups for July, feel free to arrive as early as you like (or at another place in Issaquah) and take time to register for your July hikes.
  • East Sunset Way TH in Issaquah
  • Google map link - https://goo.gl/maps/7M64Y7yacX5X5SXBA
  • Discovery Pass required
  • No restroom at TH

Starting in Issaquah at the East Sunset Way TH, this is a meandering route through Tradition Plateau in the Tiger Mountain lowlands, up to the Talus Rocks trail, then looping back to the TH.Ā  From the TH, the trail immediately rises ~300ā€™ elevation in about 0.5 miles. A nice warm-up! The next ~3.5 miles around the Tradition Plateau are fairly level with minor ups and downs. At 4 miles the trail rises steeply to the Talus Rocks trail, ~700ā€™ elevation gain in about Ā¾ mile.Ā  A short section (about 0.25 mi) of this route is on Cable Line which is rutted and very steep. Here's an image of the GPS routeĀ Tiger Tradition Talus loop.jpg

Route/Place

Tiger Mountain Lowlands


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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