Tiger Mountain - Tiger Mtn Trail (TMT)

Department of Natural Resources

8:30AM - 3:30PM
Sun, Jan 27, 2013

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Fall Color on Tiger Mountain by Robert Jones

WTA will be working out of the popular Tradition Lake Plateau area of Tiger Mountain. We will be on the Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT) building a crib step ladder and doing general maintenance, drainage work, and any other work needed to keep the trail in good shape through the winter.

You will be given a voucher on this work party as part of the Discovery Pass volunteer program. Volunteers can earn an annual Discover Pass after completing 24 hours of service (typically 4 days) on qualifying projects. To learn how you can exchange your vouchers for an annual pass (as well as exclusions), visit the Discover Pass website at http://discoverpass.wa.gov/

Tiger Mountain could be the most heavily trod upon 3,000 foot hill in the U.S., since it is open to hikers, horses, and dogs, with mountain bikes allowed on some trials. This has been a popular wooded peak, as it is set in Issaquah's backyard. In 1980, the land was designated a state forest and the trails have thrived. About 60 miles of trails web the hill, making loops ranging from a mile to a dozen miles, and the upper trails provide some excellent views of Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound lowlands. This trail network is open all year around, and it's not unusual to see 200 cars at the High Point Exit during a summer day.

Driving directions:
We will be meeting at the Tradition Plateau Parking Area. From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 20 (High Point). At the end of the off ramp turn right and then immediately turn right again onto the frontage road. After about .5 mile there is a gate and the pavement ends. Continue through the gate and up the hill to the parking lot (about 1/2 mile). (Driving time from Seattle: approximately 30 minutes.)

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GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head


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