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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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  • I have it easy: I live within a block of a Tiger Mountain trailhead, so I'm up there nearly every day with my dog or a friend. But since it's about a 15 minute drive (not in rush hour) from downtown S...  more »
  • Tiger Mountain is a great place to hike any time of year, but especially in winter when higher elevations are snow covered. The High Point trailhead offers easy walks around Tradition Lake as well as ...  more »
  • We hiked to poo poo point which is steep all the way up and down (but not steep that you need to climb down on your butt, but need definitely a good pair of hiking boots). Still the climb is worth it ...  more »