Tiger Mountain is the highest and eastern most of the "Issaquah Alps". There are over 80 miles of trails to explore. These trails are very popular since they are so close to Seattle, but solitude can be found by heading up to the various summits or by using the Hwy 18 trailhead instead of the High Point trailhead. The trails are all very well maintained. The Tiger Mountain West #3 trail is available to dogs, horses, bikes, and of course, hikers. Check the trail map at the trailhead before heading out though, many trails are only open to hikers.
The Tiger Mountain West #3 trail is a fairly steep there and back hike. It ascends just over 2000 feet in 3.1 miles. There are views of Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker (on a clear day), and the Snoqualmie valley from the summit. The trail travels through old and new growth forrest and there are a few foxgloves and other wildflowers along the route. All in all this trail in particular, and the park in general, offers a great hike(s), from easy to difficult, within a half hour of the Seattle.
Take Exit #20 off of I-90 and head south on High Point Road. Take the first available right and follow the road (will become gravel eventually) until the trailhead is reached.
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Added on: 2008-08-12 16:42:45
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