Cable Line Loop to West Tiger #3
Cable Line Loop to West Tiger #3 is an 8.2 km loop hike in Tiger Mountain State Forest. This trail combines the traditional West Tiger #3 ascent with the Cable Line Trail. You can either head straight up and switchback down or vice versa. This trail is also popular with wildlife enthusiasts, who have spotted everything from owls to bears in the trees.
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Route Description for Cable Line Loop to West Tiger #3
Cable Line Loop to West Tiger #3 combines the traditional trail up West Tiger #3 with the Cable Line Trail. This hike is hard but not overly challenging, making it a go-to conditioning hike. The proximity to Seattle also draws lots of visitors on nice weekends.
You can take this loop either way. It’s essentially a straight shot up Cable Line. The climb is consistent and fairly steep for the majority of the trail. The last 100m of the hike flattens out slightly. On the other side, wide switchbacks make the West Tiger #3 Trail easier on the knees. You can either head up Cable Line and down the switchbacks or vice versa depending on whether you’d prefer an easier ascent or descent.
At the top of West Tiger, look out over the surrounding mountains and forest. Look for Mount Rainier and Mount Si. The summit isn’t especially large, but there’s enough room to rest a while before heading down.
Getting to the Cable Line Loop to West Tiger #3 Trailhead
The trailhead for Cable Line Trail to West Tiger #3 is on SE 79th Street off I-90.
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