Tiger Mountain (Washington)

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Tiger Mountain
Squak Mountain, Cougar Mountain, and Seattle from the summit of West Tiger # 3

Squak Mountain , Cougar Mountain, and Seattle from the summit of West Tiger # 3

height 916  m North American Vertical Date of 1988 (NAVD88)
location Issaquah , King County , Washington , USA
Mountains Issaquah Alps
Notch height 501 m
Coordinates 47 ° 29 '17 "  N , 121 ° 56' 49"  W Coordinates: 47 ° 29 '17 "  N , 121 ° 56' 49"  W.
Tiger Mountain (Washington) (Washington)
Tiger Mountain (Washington)

The Tiger Mountain is a mountain in King County in the State of Washington .


The mountain has six peaks in the center of the Issaquah Alps that form a 13,500 acres (55 km²) triangle between Interstate 90 (I-90) to the north, Issaquah-Hobart Road to the southwest, and Washington State Route 18 (SR 18) form in the southwest. Immediately to the west is Squak Mountain , followed by Cougar Mountain , and to the south are Mc Donald and Taylor Mountain and Rattlesnake Ridge .

The Tiger Mountain State Forest was established in 1981. The entire Issaquah Plateau in the northwest of the State Forest was designated as a nature reserve in 1989 ( West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area ), which is accessible via a large entry point at Exit 20 of I-90.

The mostly crowded trail leads to the bare summit of West Tiger # 3, which offers a panoramic view of Seattle and places to the south and east. The loop is 6.2 mi (10 km) long and overcomes approximately 2,000 ft (about 610 m) of elevation gain. The nearby peaks West Tiger # 2 and West Tiger # 1 offer basically the same view with some restrictions.

Poo Poo Point, a shoulder of West Tiger Mountain, is a bald ridge on the west side of Tiger Mountain. The point is named after the sounds of the steam whistles that once gave the signals for the loggers. It is a popular place to stay for paragliders and paragliders . It is located on the Chirico Trail, which begins at the paraglider landing zone in a field adjacent to Issaquah-Hobart Road, and can also be reached via the High School Trail, which begins on 2nd Avenue just south of Issaquah High School . Many people fly (depending on the weather) all year round; some of them have already completed flights across the country over 75 mi (121 km) in length.

The SR 18 runs between the Tiger and Taylor Mountain, reaching up to 1,375 ft (419 m) in height . This route is generally called "Tiger Mountain Summit" in local traffic news. A trail provides access to South Tiger Mountain with limited views, Middle Tiger Mountain with a 45-degree window of Cedar Hills Landfill, and East Tiger Mountain with a panoramic view south of Mount Rainier .

Many of the trails on Tiger Mountain are broad with very gentle climbs because they were laid on the remains of logging tracks from the 1920s, long after the rails and sleepers were dismantled during the Great Depression . Near Middle Tiger Mountain is the site of a serious railway accident in 1924, remains of which can still be seen in the form of wrecked wagons.

In the most remote part of the forest , 15 Mile Creek rises between East and West Tiger Mountain. The creek dug a miniature " Grand Canyon " through the sandstone .

Much of Tiger Mountain is owned and managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources .

Broadcast facilities

Aerial view of the transmission systems on Tiger Mountain

Some radio stations from Seattle operate transmitter stations on western Tiger Mountain:

  • KNKX 88.5
  • KQMV 92.5
  • KSWD 94.1
  • KJAQ 96.5
  • KIRO-FM 97.3
  • KING-FM 98.1
  • KNUC 98.9
  • KISW 99.9
  • KKWF 100.7
  • KZOK-FM 102.5
  • KHTP 103.7
  • KBKS-FM 106.1
  • KNDD 107.7


  • John Zilly: Beyond Mount Si: the best hikes within 85 miles of Seattle . Adventure Press, Seattle 2003, ISBN 1-881583-08-2 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The NGS Data Sheet - Tiger Mtn. . NOAA . Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Tiger Mountain site guide. . Cloudbase Country Club .. Retrieved September 20, 2008.
  3. ^ Washington State Department of Natural Resources . Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on September 15, 2008. Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved September 22, 2008. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.dnr.wa.gov

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