Tiger Mountain, Issaquah

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Tiger Mountain is a mountain in the U.S. state of Washington.MountainThe mountain has six peaks in the center of the Issaquah Alps forming a 13500acre triangle between Interstate 90 (I-90) on the north, Issaquah-Hobart Road on the southwest, and State Route 18 (SR 18) on the southeast. Immediately to the west is Squak Mountain followed by Cougar Mountain, to the south east are Mc Donald and Taylor Mountains, and Rattlesnake Ridge.Tiger Mountain State Forest was established in 1981. In 1989, the entire Issaquah Plateau in the northwest corner was designated as a conservation area, the West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area, accessed by a large trailhead at Exit 20 on I-90.The most crowded trail leads to the bald summit of West Tiger #3, with a panoramic view of Seattle and points to the south and east. It is a 6.2mi hike, round-trip, with an elevation change of about 2000ft. The nearby peaks of West Tiger #2 and West Tiger #1 provide essentially the same view, but with fewer obstructions.Poo Poo Point, a bare shoulder of West Tiger Mountain, is a bare ridge on the west side of Tiger Mountain. The point is named for the sound the steam whistles would make when signaling loggers. The point is a popular launching point for paragliding and hang gliding. The point by the Chirico Trail which starts at the landing zone for the hang gliders and paragliders in a field adjacent to the Issaquah-Hobart Road, or by taking the High School Trail which begins on 2nd Avenue just south of Issaquah High School. Many people fly year-round (weather permitting) and have flown cross-country flights exceeding 75mi.
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  • The drive from Sea Tac through Kent, Auburn and Enumclaw is so breath taking! I would recommend going south on 167 to Auburn and then taking 164 South and East to Enumclaw. You can see Mount Ranier th...  more »
  • Hike through some great second-growth forest to reach the second highest summit (West Tiger #1) in the Tigers. Then enjoy a superb viewpoint a short distance west of the #1 summit. Tiger offers trails...  more »
  • Great place to train for mountaineering or just get some exercise at a more moderate pace. Takes me about 1 1/2 hrs to get to top & 1 hr to come down. Parking can be a bear. Go at off times or bring $...  more »
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  • Had a good time there. Went for a 3 mile hike.
  • World class single track plenty of challenges!
  • Some of the best riding in the area. Off the Grid and Preston are challenging and fun. A huge thank you to Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance for their work!
  • Great place for mountain biking. Allow at least 3 hours.
  • Beautiful, but be careful not to climb to wrong summit. Signs are sparse once on trails. Maps are even less sparse and cellphone reception is limited.
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