CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 3

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph


Welcome to CHS 2024, everyone!  We will be altering this hike from the main West Tiger 3 route to meet the CHS April distance and elevation gain expectations.  As such, we will start up the main West Tiger 3 trail, but a bit before we reach the summit we will divert east on the Railroad Grade trail and take that to where it intersects the Tiger Mountain Trail.  We'll then take the TMT back to the trailhead. Totals are 7.2 miles and 2000 ft of elevation gain.


West Tiger Mountain No. 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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