Another "peak" with no view. A little icy near East summit. The hike is 6 miles round trip, about 2000 feet elevation gain and takes 2-4 hours depending on fitness level. Lots of puddles. Priority Areas: Urban Communities Post Categories: News, Recreation I didnt do the whole trail because of it. Tiger Mountain - West Tiger 3 Peak. Tiger Mountain is one of Seattle's most popular mountain biking destinations. Day-use sites remain open in all counties. The Tiger Mountain Trail is on the rightside of the road. But as soon as we stepped foot onto the Iverson Railroad trail we had near solitude for the next 5 miles. To the left, the Middle Tiger Trail drops steeply 900 feet to reach the Hobart-Middle Tiger RR Grade, a worthy hike in its own right. Another major trailhead is located at this summit. i tried to hike the trails with my labradoodle and 5 kids. The trail drops a couple of hundred feet in elevation and then climbs up to the summit in about 15 minutes of walking. Tiger Mountain is home to an excellent singletrack mountain bike course that offers over 20 miles of possibilities. then when we finally got to the road we ran into a bunch of bikers burping and swearing. High Point Trailhead. Hard, long uphill but nice view and rewarding downhill. View South Tiger Mountain Image Gallery - 34 Images. This is a great warm up for the rest of the descent to the trailhead. From the Tiger Summit Trailhead on SR 18, follow the Main Tiger Mountain Road (Road 4000) to the East Tiger Summit Road that loops to the East Tiger Mountain summit. Not too crowded after I got away from the trailhead. We did a clockwise loop from the Tiger Summit Trailhead, Strava put it at 8.9 miles and 1700 feet of gain. Took unmaintained, very steep trail down from peak. “Upper Trailhead”). This part of Tiger Mountain is designed for Mountain Bikes and has a wonderful network of graded trails like ski runs green, blue, black, etc. The trail is all along the road and not lot of mountain bikers, they were all friendly. At the next intersection I realized i was missing one of my children only to later discover she ran away to join the mountain bikers. You walk up a road and turn around. Upon reaching the summit West Tiger 2 was in view and seemed so close. Facilities: Two parking lots: East Tiger Mountain Summit Parking Lot (also called “Lower Trailhead”) and Tiger Summit Trailhead (also called “Upper Trailhead”). This trail is shared by both mountain bikers and hikers. its an abomination! To the right, the Middle Tiger Trail climbs over 400 feet to the 2,607 foot summit of Middle Tiger (no view.) If you're heading west on Hwy 18 from I-90 and Snoqualmie, drive about 7 miles and you will turn right into the main parking lot and trailhead. Helpful. Or visa versa depending on where you parked. Excellent trail. Leaving the Tiger Summit trailhead Photo by Bob, of Dick A., Jerry W., Ernie, Richard, Jerry K., Pete (today's hike leader), Lisa, Bill, Lynnette, Frank, Peggy, John, Jonica, Miles, Dick B., with Ralph behind Bob. Pretty easy hike . Trail condition, great. Upon consulting Gaia, and figuring I had about 3 hours of daylight remaining, I headed East to West Tiger 2. There was also an upsetting amount of trash in the parking lots. Click for a larger version (5.6 MB PDF) The 5k course makes a single clockwise loop, going out on the forest road and returning on a rolling trail. Discover Pass Required! The trail provides access to South Tiger Mountain with limited views, Middle Tiger Mountain with a 45-degree window looking down on the Cedar Hills Landfill, and East Tiger Mountain with a panoramic view south toward Mount Rainier. Then 2 of their cattledogs humped my labradoodle and now shes pregnant with their demon spawn! the bathrooms are covered with feces. Very simple trail up a service road. With Max. Directions: Go to the Tradition Lake Plateau Trailhead (High Point). My word. Lack luster views at the summit. Volunteer today and support mountain biking on East Tiger Mountain. This trail is a discontinued gravel service road. Some ice in some parts and chilly in the shade, but well maintained! Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. For today, continue on along the TMT. Tiger Mountain biking offers some of the best downhill mountain Tere A wrote a review Oct 2019. Bikers aren’t expecting you there. Once you leave the trailhead area, it's likely you will encounter only a few other hikers. Tiger Summit Trailhead East Tiger Mt Summit Parking Lot Tiger Mountain State Forest East Tiger Mountain Trail System Existing Trails in Joy Rid6 East Side Rd Gate 0_25 120,000 05 M iles . There is a radio tower there. The surroundings are pretty, but the trail itself is an access road. Phase 2 and Phase 3 counties are open for camping. The For the love of not getting yourselves hurt please don’t hike the wrong way up these trails. The TIGER Summit was a culmination of two years of intensive planning, fundraising, and raising awareness for this historical meeting. primary use is mountain biking so hikers must yield to bikes. Signs will be posted. All Tiger Mountain trailheads are day-use only.High Point Way Trailhead at Exit 20 off I-90 allows hikers to choose their own adventure with a variety of trails. From I-90, take exit 25 to Highway 18 and continue about four miles. West Tiger 3 is the most popular hike on Tiger Mountain and one of the most challenging. (11). This trail goes by Tiger Middle Summit and Tiger Mountain Trailhead. They were all really friendly to us. There are a lot of bees because of the wild flowers but the view at the top is good! Directions to east-tiger-summit trailhead (47.488110, -121.947280) update trails status or condition East Tiger Summit Trail Reports. Rainier and quickly ducks into the forest. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Read more. I would like to emphasize that this trail is dominated by bikers, so if you are hiking, always be aware of your surroundings and make sure you are going with the flow of traffic. Visitors to East Tiger Summit can use the Tiger Summit Trailhead, located on SR 18, south of exit 25 on I-90. Intermediate. The Tiger Summit trailhead (State Route 18) at Tiger Mountain provides a diverse menu of hiking trails that appeal to hikers, mountain bikers, runners and horseback riders year-round. Great Trail. A nice trail to get some miles in. After parking at the trailhead, I first walked the West Side Road two miles to the Tiger Mountain Trail. Hiking boots are a must but ok without spikes or poles. After a final climb, the trail arrives at the Tradition Plateau trailhead parking lot and the end of the loop. Open dawn until dusk. Directions to trailhead: Park at the Tiger Summit Trailhead at the summit of Hwy 18. The top half is super fun and bermy with a great roller section. Summit Cove to Tiger Road Loop RECOMMENDED ROUTE. Overall beautiful trail! Most of East Tiger is MTB trails and some are both MTB and hiking but not many. Parking at the trailhead is possible and the overwhelming crowds have dropped to a reasonable amount. When you arrive at the parking area you may find a discouraging number of cars there already. This is a one way trail at the top-I was MTB down and ran into 2 trail runners who insisted that they had a right be be on the trail (going the wrong way) even after I told them it was one way the other direction and that other bikers were coming down behind me and wouldn’t expect them to be there and may run into them. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. Talus trail was interesting, however. Short and steep, the fall is a great time to hike Tiger Mountain. Need to watch our for mountain bikers and pay attention to which direction of trail you are on (trails are one way). The view of the Mt Rainier was awesome ! Great relaxed trail. i had to cover my children's virgin eyes from all of the butts! fun challenging hike! If you're heading east on Hwy 18 from Hwy 167 and Auburn, look for a left turn and major parking lot shortly after the summit. Si, Little Si, Tenneriffe, Tiger Summit, Mailbox, Granite trailheads closed through the weekend The courses start and finish from the trailhead on the east side of Tiger Mountain and use a great variety of trails, covering gently-rolling to steep terrain. Benches At Northern Summit (Photo Credit: "EastKing"), Images Please note these guys had to run by the sign that clearly says “do not enter” at the bottom of the trail. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. Tiger’s numbered peaks attract plenty of traffic as well, especially to West Tiger Three, the closest summit to the trailhead. There is a small parking area across the road from the trailhead. But most visitors seem to head to the West Tiger No. “Lower Trailhead”), and Tiger Summit (a.k.a. Great. This is posted at the trailhead, though didn't see any. Lots of deep puddles, needs drain work. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Most riders will take the fork to the right after the … going up the connector was ok but then we tried this trail ...OTG... and mountain bikers were coming down at obscene speeds ... one of them shot a snot rocket into one of my kids eyes! Continue on to Crossover Road, turning right onto it. It is a constant uphill climb all one way and you are rewarded with some great views of Mount Rainier and the South Sound. Sites are open one half-hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset. Find out their allowed uses, below. East Tiger Mountain Summit via Main Tiger Mountain Road is a 12.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trailhead is accessed right by the Tiger Mountain Summit on Hwy 18. Hike - Tiger Mtn - Tiger-3 West Summit loop. the scenery at the top is worth it. For example, the 3 Trail from the trailhead to the summit of West Tiger 3 and then on to the West Tiger 2 and West Tiger 1. Rode Master and Quick Link plus fire road to the summit, then East Tiger Summit, Preston, Silent Swamp, Joyride and NW Timber back down. I’d recommend this hike just be prepared to see a lot of mountain bikers because the trail is shared with them at certain points. Some of the more popular trails are West Tiger #3 and Cable Line Trail, which both meet up and finish at the summit of West Tiger—at least until you have to turn around and go back down.Poo Poo Point Trailhead is an active trailhead as the lot fills up fast, even on weekdays. A rather interesting hike from the dark forest to the blue sky, Honestly not a difficult hike at all, the trail is pretty much a dirt road. Decent trail within easy driving distance of Seattle. Wander #2: West Tiger III Mountain, 5 miles. At 1.6 miles from Zeig's Zag, come to Millan's Crossing. A Discover Pass is required. Share. Tiger Mountain Trail: Preston Railroad Grade to Silent Swamp and Joyride to Northwest Timber, Iverson Railroad and Northwest Timber Trails, Northwest Timber Trail to Preston Railroad Grade and East Tiger Summit to Main Tiger Mountain Road, Holder Ridge, Road A, Road F and Whiskey Still Loop, Tiger Mountain MTB Loop: Northwest Timber, The Legend, Joyride, East Tiger, Master Link, Northwest Timber to The Legend and (Lower) East Tiger MTB Trail, Main Tiger Mountain Road, OTG, Fully Rigid, Joy Ride and Northwest Timber Loop, 7 Peaks of East and South Tiger Mountains, Rattlesnake Mountain via Rattlesnake Road Southeast, Taylor Mountain via Tiger Mountain Trailhead, East Tiger Mountain Summit via Main Tiger Mountain Road. There is no regular source of water at the trailhead. Some campgrounds may be closed due to seasonal closures, renovations, or This trail is very popular among mountain bikers! There are two parking lots: East Tiger Mountain Summit (a.k.a. 4.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE. The following is currently in effect: The lawful discharge of firearms for target shooting is currently open statewide. Good workout. 3 summit. Bike 4 miles along forest roads to the summit of East Tiger Mountain to reach the trailhead. Ride up 4 miles to the top it was ok the fun part it was when I rode down. Please note, Predator Trail, The Legend, and Megafauna are mountain biking only trails. you'll see a lot of people riding their mountain bicycles. The East Tiger Summit, Preston Railroad Grade, Iverson (Fat Hand), Silent Swamp, Fully Rigid, Joy Ride, Predator, Off-the-Grid, Preston BailOut Radness, The Legend, Master Link, Quick Link, Easy Tiger and Northwest Timber Trails are all open to bicycles. They are doing trail construction and flying in bridges. Parking lots were nearly full at 9:45, and very busy with mountain bikers. All Rights Reserved. Nov 28, 2020 @ 7:14pm. Not too crowded after I got away from the trailhead. Just off route 18, Tiger Summit offers hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Starting from the trailhead across from the Elementary School in Summit Cove, hike through the greenbelt to Summit Drive and then take a right onto Vail Circle. Tiger Summit Trailhead, SR 18. 2) From that intersection, follow West Side Road 1000 for 0.3 miles to the Tiger … better hikes elsewhere. Mt. The summit has a few benches to relax. Follow Vail Circle around until you see a dirt road that heads towards the Golf Course. "Planned a loop route to summit the & peaks of East, Middle, and South Tiger Mountain, the remaining peaks on Tiger Mountain as part of the Issaquah Alps 24 list I needed to bag. Take Transit. Nov 28, 2020. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. Overview. However, it is possible to escape the crowds on this hike with an alternate route on the descent. 2) After approximately 4.50 miles, the lower Tiger Summit Trailhead parking lot is found on the righthand side of the highway. not really a hiking trail. The East Tiger Summit trail drops in with views of Mt. i will never return to east tiger. This trail is definitely not as popular as West Tiger Mountain Trail #3 which means you'll have a little more privacy. status date description; Dec 20, 2020 @ 9:50am. They will stop you along trail for flyover safety. I-90 east to exit 20 High Point. Please follow correct route direction. The start of the hike can be confusing, with a small maze of trails running I imagine it would be great for training trail running. Dec 20, 2020. With Max. Lots of bikers so keep your eyes peeled. The incline is very steady throughout, though the downhill on the way down did get tiresome by the end. Massive Parking Lot. Learn more. Please leave no trace, and remember to pack your trash out! I would rate it easy to moderate (only thing that makes it moderate is the length) it’s a little difficult to locate... park in the lower lot area and the trail starts behind the gate no need to go up the hill to the upper lot :). There are two parking lots: the East Tiger Mountain Summit parking lot (also known as the “Lower Trailhead”), and Tiger Summit Trailhead, or “Upper Trailhead.” Trails range from beginner to advanced. Most trails within within Tiger Mountain State Forest are shared mountain biking and hiking trails. Take the bus to the trailhead! It is used by MTB riders, so you need to pay attention to your surroundings and yield to them when passing. The trailhead is accessed right by the Tiger Mountain Summit on Hwy 18. Follow the West Tiger No. Here is the basic description for the Middle Tiger-East Tiger Summit Loop: 1) From the upper Tiger Summit Trailhead parking lot to West Side Road 1000/ Iverson Railroad Trail intersection: 1.5 miles. the parking lot is full of rowdy drunken mountain bikers who will get naked in public with no shame. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. The Tiger Summit Trailhead provides access to a dense trail network provide views of the Tiger Mountain State Forest and the surrounding Snoqualmie Corridor. If you're heading west on Hwy 18 from I-90 and Snoqualmie, drive about 7 miles and you will turn right into the main parking lot and trailhead. Learn about some of our other recent projects including finishing Camp Brown in the Middle Fork here. 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