Seattle: Tiger Mountain

This challenging 2,000-foot climb coils through 7.9 miles of mixed forest then unloads killer views from the tops of two favorite local peaks.
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This challenging 2,000-foot climb coils through 7.9 miles of mixed forest then unloads killer views from the tops of two favorite local peaks.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.5

Waypoints

WTM001

Location: 47.529857635498, -121.995460510254

Tradition Lake trailhead; hike SW from lot

WTM002

Location: 47.5291938781738, -121.996589660645

Follow rerouted trail markers for West Tiger Mountain

WTM003

Location: 47.5272216796875, -121.997451782227

Turn L off of main trail; proceed through stile onto railroad grade

WTM004

Location: 47.5271224975586, -121.987167358398

Turn L @ trail junction

WTM006

Location: 47.5184326171875, -121.981323242188

Cross large wooden bridge; small waterfall ahead

WTM008

Location: 47.5094909667969, -121.988861083984

Tom's Crossing. Turn L @ T; proceed to summit of West Tiger Mnt. #2

WTM009

Location: 47.5086479187012, -121.985137939453

West Tiger Mtn. Summit 2 (2741 ft.); descend back to Tom's Crossing

WTM010

Location: 47.5094909667969, -121.988861083984

Tom's Crossing; veer L on trail

WTM011

Location: 47.5122261047363, -121.989837646484

West Tiger Mtn. Summit 3 (2522 ft.); bluebird views of Mount Si, Puget Sound and Seattle skyline; continue N, descending on well-established trail back to the parking lot

WTM005

Location: 47.5264854431152, -121.979156494141

Follow sharp switchbacks up washed out mountain flank

WTM007

Location: 47.5097465515137, -121.978950500488

Swing N-NW up tight switchbacks