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    West Tiger Railroad Grade

    Tiger Mountain State Forest, Washington
    Distance2.2mi
    Elevation Gain1,496ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,981ft
    Top2,011ft
    Elevation Min/Max1842/2011ft
    Elevation Start/End1981/1992ft

    West Tiger Railroad Grade

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    Forest Park, WA
    Explorer | 31 pts
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    8/13/2018
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    Seattle, WA
    Explorer | 31 pts
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    8/4/2018
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    Dupont, WA
    Pathfinder | 65 pts
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    4/9/2011
    The trail was not busy; I only saw people at the beginning and end of the trail. The trail is moderately maintained by volunteers but is still fairly muddy. Saw multiple off leash dogs with people. Trail is a little confusing because it is apart of other trails and logging areas. I would have gotten lost without a guide book. Not a difficult climb.
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    Mercer Island, WA
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    9/12/2010
    Great trail, it is a difficult climb to get started but well worth the effort.
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    Pathfinder | 159 pts
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    8/19/2010
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    Bellingham, WA
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    8/11/2010
    Trail was sweet...fast and sticky. Pretty smooth throughout!
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    Adelaide, WA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    4/28/2010
    HI. I am new to Trails.com. I am just check it out before buying. Anyways, thought I would evaluate it on one of my local rides here in Seattle. The Tiger mountain rides have long been one of my favorites. I must say the Trails.com description is a bit off however. It calls this ride "moderate", and "front suspension is recommended but not required." Wrong. This is a very technical and strenuous ride, and not only is front suspension needed, but rear as well. Your pace would be slowed to almost walking trying to navigate the 3 mile single track down with no suspension! This ride is epic.
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    Marysville, WA
    Adventurer | 463 pts
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    7/25/2009
    This is a nice network of singletrack and fire roads. I am not much for fire roads, but the singletrack is great! Very well maintained, with many well built bridges and clear signs posted. It was a warm. almost hot day and the trails were dry, a bit dusty, but very fast. Traction was good as well. DIfferent loops can be made by linking up various trails and roads. There is a fair amount of climbing but its not so bad that you hate life while doing it. These trails are multi use and you will see horses and hikers on them as well. There are many more trails in the area, accessible from these roads that mountain bikes are not allowed one. All trails are posted as to which users can use which trails. All in all its a great place to ride if you dont want to make a long trip from the Seattle area.
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    Coal Creek, WA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    6/1/2009
    Lived in Issaquah 12 years and can't believe I never did this hike. Yes, don't be fooled by the word 'easiest' in the description. The elevation gain is RELENTLESS on this hike. You will need to be in pretty good shape to do this hike without stopping for a breather a few times (depending on how hot it is.) But the reward at the top is worth it (view of Rainier then move to paraglider take off and be awed by these crazy/brave people. Be sure to go on a clear day when there are paragliders. Small children (under 10) would have a tough time on this one but could do it with several rest stops along the way.
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    Bellevue, WA
    Adventurer | 247 pts
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    11/27/2008
    Steep trail with many rocks placed to make the trail easier. Beautiful view at the top. The forest itself is worth the hike, but go all the way!
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    Trail Information

    Tiger Mountain State Forest
    Nearby City
    Tiger Mountain State Forest
    Parks
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    Issaquah Alps Trails Club, PO Box 351, Issaquah, WA, 98027 www.issaquahalps.org
    Local Contacts
    DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer—Washington, page 46; Green Trails Maps, Map No. 204S: Tiger Mountain
    Local Maps

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