CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1 & 2

West Tiger 1 & 2 via High Point Trail. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph


We will hike up West Tiger 1 via the High Point and Preston trails and take a break near (or in!) Hiker’s Hut, depending on the weather. We will then descend slightly before climbing West Tiger 2 and enjoying the views. We will hike back via West Tiger 2 Trail, West Tiger Railroad Grade, and K-3 and will eventually join up with the Tiger Mountain Trail. Heading north, we will cross the impressive Murat’s Bridge and then join up with our original trail.


West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

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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