Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fagin's Hike of the Week- West Tiger 1

Updated: 2-26-2016
This is a great close in hike (Seattle area) which is different than the more popular West Tiger 3 hike. Most of this hike should be snowfree but some snow in shaded parts just below the summit .
View of Mt. Rainer from the top
The old Hikers Hut is still standing
View to the west

Directions:  From Seattle drive I-90 east and get off at Highpoint Exit. Turn right at the bottom of the exit. Then go a short distance the start of the trail is to the left at the road is gated. Do not block the gate and park in the general area and have your Discover Pass.

Trail Stats:  Start at gated road and hike on road about 0.20 of a mile and you will come to an unmarked trail on your right (south) take this. This will become marked and is the High Point Trail. Take this about 1 mile and you come to the junction to Tiger Mountain Trail and turn left (east) and continue on this trail for about 1 mile as it goes south. You will reach a junction "Fred's Corner" and turn left (east) and go 0.40 miles to "Preston Junction.". Then turn right (north) onto West Tiger 1 Trail go about 1 mile to the summit 2948 feet. You can go another 0.3 miles for better views. This is 7.8 miles round trip and 2500 foot gain.

 Disclaimer: There are many factors which you should consider in deciding whether to proceed with an outing, including the visible weather at the trailhead, the strength and experience of the party, snow and avalanche conditions, route conditions, etc. You are the final decision maker whether to proceed. West Coast Weather, LLC dba Washington Online Weather cannot be held liable for loss or injury arising from your decision to proceed, and expressly disclaims all liability related thereto. Redmond, Washington USA. Also, please bring map-compass and GPS to help with trail directions as our directions are our best estimate.


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