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Cable Line Trail

Issaquah Alps


Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain
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3.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 2022 ft.
Highest Point: 2522 ft.


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What a workout! The Cable Line Trail on Tiger Mountain is not for the weak of heart, nor the weak of knees. A steep, slippery incline awaits you here, climbing over 2,000 feet in just 1.5 miles to the summit of West Tiger 3.

True to its name, an old cable line is occasionally visible in ground as hikers trudge to the top.

This is a great hike for training purposes, and loop options abound. Do an out and back hike, or break off to the West Tiger Railroad Grate Trail, the Section Line Trail, West Tiger 2, or join up with the Tiger Mountain Trail.


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Co-ordinates: 47.5296, -121.9844 Open map in new window


Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

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Getting There

From Seattle: Take exit 20 and then turn right onto the frontage road paralleling the interstate. In just under 0.5 mile the road ends at a gate. The gate opens daily, though it is closed and locked at 7:00 PM. The Cable Line Trailhead is to your left, a couple hundred feet before reaching the gate.

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