Thursday, March 10, 2016

Fagin's Hike of the Week: South Tiger Traverse

Updated March 10, 2016

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.

View of Cascade foothills
Old trail sign from photo archives of Karen Sykes

Bob and Michael on trail from photo archives @ Karen Sykes
Logging road turned to trail @ Dennis Long
Parts of trail  have trick brush @ Dennis Long

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.

To do the traverse when you come to the power lines you turn right and follow signs to the South Tiger Traverse. Doing it this way is going clockwise. Note this route is part on trail and part of gated logging road. If you do entire traverse it's about 7.2 miles roundtrip  and 1400 foot gain. See map below.

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.

 South Tiger Mountain Map

 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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