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 -
  • 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


Tiger Mountain Lowlands

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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