After work hike up Cable Line

Hi All,

Let's do a quick hike up the cable line trail. Bring a headlamp just in case.


Roundtrip 3.0 miles

Elevation Gain 2022 ft

Highest Point 2522 ft


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. Driving Directions:

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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  • Alison

    Great workout, thanks, all!

    1 · June 20

  • Derek

    Thanks to the pair of Davids for joining me on the loop and hauling serious butt. My legs were pretty dead after that. Good times!

    1 · June 20

  • Dave

    Nice work out! Thanks everyone. :)

    1 · June 19

  • Stefan S.

    Sorry, I got caught up in a meeting which went a lot longer than expected. I really wanted a good hike :-(

    June 19

  • David F

    I'll be late and try to catch up on trail.

    June 19

    • Josh P.

      Ok, just look for the mob of people

      June 19

  • David H.

    Meet up at the trailhead as well.

    June 19

  • Karen

    I'll be on the cable line, but will be a bit late. I'll be wearing a light purple shirt with black pants and black jacket. Please say hi if you pass me :)

    June 19

  • Angie

    I'm hoping to meet at the trailhead. What time are you planning on leaving the trailhead?

    June 18

    • Gwen

      I will meet at the trailhead as well....try to be there by 4:45...I will park on the lower road.....outside of the main parking area..let me know if this is not correct. thanks.

      1 · June 19

    • Alison

      I live near the trail head, so I will meet everyone there. It sounds like 5:00? If otherwise, let me know!

      June 19

  • Derek

    Any interest in extending this hike over to West Tiger 2 and 1? Makes for about a 6-7mi loop.

    June 19

  • Stephen M.

    Anybody car pooling?

    June 18

    • Shabnam

      Most people are from the Eastgate Park and ride but if you are looking for another location you might want to specify it in your comment.

      June 18

  • Kelley B.

    This is just what I've been needing. I'm out of town - sorry I'll miss it...

    June 16

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