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Tiger West 3/Tiger Mtn (local hikes series)

This trail is west of North Bend off I-90 at exit 20. Start up the Bus Trail and then after ¼ mile, veer left onto this trail. This trail is about 6 miles round trip full of switchbacks but well-marked. It took me about 1 ½ hours to go up with a baby in a back pack. It can be steep at times and near the summit is a narrow, steep stretch that once you power through this, you are welcomed by a magnificent view (on a sunny day) of Issaquah, Bellevue, Lake Sammamish and surrounding peaks.  This trail is pretty crowded, is wide and well-marked, and has many leashed dogs along the way. Parking can be difficult in the lot if you go on nice days or the weekends but you can park along the paved road before the entrance. You need the Discover Pass here in the upper parking lot but if you park down lower by the freeway, you don’t need one.

Dr. Harlow at the top of TIger West 3 on Tiger Mountain

Dr. Harlow at the top of TIger West 3 on Tiger Mountain