Monday, April 2, 2012

KUOW Hike of the Week - South Tiger

Update April 3
This is a hike is not commonly done and is part of Tiger Mountain Trail system and is located in the south part and on trail sign is called "Tiger Mt. Trail, South Tiger Traverse.". This is accessed via Issaquah Hobart Rd south of Issaquah. Mellow hike that can be as short as 3 miles roundtrip or much longer.

Photo below is Coltsfoot, photo by Karen Sykes

Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. Map for this week's trip is 204S. Click link below for complete list of maps.http://

Photo below is Indian Plum, photo by Karen Sykes

Photo below is view of Cascades foothills, photo by Michael Fagin

Photo below is sign of old trail name, photo by Karen Sykes

Photo below is 2 hikers in the forest, photo by Karen Sykes

Photo below is Trillium, photo by Michael Fagin

Photo below is a view of the Olympics, on a clear day. This is west of Hobart Gap. Photo by Michael Fagin

Trail Stats: Hike Tiger Mountain Trail 1.4 miles to Hobart Gap near the power lines. Can turn around here or continue and to a longer loop. Trail was called Route of Woods-Iverson Railroad Grade." Only about 500 foot gain.

Driving Directions: From Issaquah head east on Front Street (which becomes Issaquah-Hobart Road after it leaves town). Go about 6 miles past the city limits, turn left (north) onto SE Tiger Mountain Road this is immediately before the Highway 18 junction. Continue for .4 mile before parking on the left shoulder at a wide pullout. The trail is on the right near "School Bus Stop Ahead" The trailhead is on the right however the trailhead sign cannot be seen from road you have to hike a very short distance.

Directions are the best estimates that we have so please bring map and compass and or GPS.

Mountain Weather talk at Seattle Mountaineers Thursday April 5, 2012 7 pm, 7700 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Open to public and free. Click link for information

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