Seattle MAC - Conditioning Hike

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Conditioning Hike - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Hike to all of the West Tiger summits! Approximately 10 miles and 2,800 feet of elevation gain in a popular forest in the I-90 corridor. Enjoy views of the Issaquah lowlands from all of these summits. This is a conditioning hike to help prepare and train for backpack trips, longer backpack trips, glacier climbs, alpine rock climbs, etc. This hike will be planned by the adult leader (Dave Bryan) rather than the students, this go around.

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

See trip sheet for details.

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email the adult trip leader to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

The Route: 9.21 mi | 3,516 ft. A GaiaGPS route is here

Registered MAC students will be prompted by volunteer or staff leaders to make a plan and publish a trip sheet about 1 month before the trip, to be approved by the MAC manager or volunteer lead by two weeks before the trip.  

Trip sheet should include: meeting time and place (coordinates are helpful, here), trailhead parking pass details, carpool sign up link, trail description/notes (one can link to WTA trail description and reports), and a link to current weather report for the trailhead/area. 

See trip planning resources folder here (also accessible from the MAC Course Page via "Program Materials") for trip sheet template and past trip sheet examples. 

Route/Place

West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots or other sturdy shoes
  • Warm clothes and extra synthetic layers
  • Waterproof shell
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Day Pack
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra clothing for the ride back
  • 10 essentials
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