DNR has something to celebrate as agency staff, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and Puget SoundCorps crews successfully re-routed a half-mile segment of the Tiger Mountain Trail (TMT) located in the West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA).
Small change, big effort, huge difference
The re-routed trail segment, located around 4 miles from the High Point Trailhead accessed from Exit #20 of Interstate 90, was moved to a more sustainable alignment after flooding caused irreparable trail erosion damage.
In addition, a 50-foot-long trail bridge was relocated to an upstream location in order to complete the project.
The new trail segment officially opened late in September and is part of the roughly 15-mile length TMT originally built by the Issaquah Alps Trails Club.
“Relocating this remote trail segment to a more sustainable location will help ensure long-term TMT connectivity, while providing a primitive hiking and trail running experience for visitors,” said Sam Jarrett, DNR Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Manager.
The project was funded through storm disaster relief funds provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Tiger Mountain needs your help!
Volunteers are needed to continue maintaining and repairing hiking trails within the West Tiger Mountain NRCA.
DNR has coordinated upcoming volunteer trail maintenance work parties with the Washington Trails Association (WTA), beginning this fall.
To get involved, please check the WTA volunteer calendar for more information and to sign-up for upcoming volunteer trail work opportunities.
DNR volunteers help the agency build and maintain recreation opportunities. They also help out by becoming a camp host or member of our Forest Watch team. For more information on DNR volunteer opportunities across the state visit
Visit West Tiger Mountain NRCA
Learn more about recreation in the West Tiger Mountain NRCA area and learn what’s open and closed by visiting our website.
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