Okay, time to dust off those hiking boots and poles and start taking to the trails! Adventurous wanderboomers in the Pacific Northwest will find plenty of hiking trails on Tiger Mountain to satisfy a variety of skill levels.
But if you’re looking for an easy first hike to launch your hiking season and a popular way for intergenerational families to celebrate Mother’s Day outdoors, here’s a good place to start:
Swamp Monster Trail on Tiger Mountain is a kid-friendly, young-at-heart, easy-on-the-knees kind of hike. Along the mostly flat 0.6 mile trail, hikers can read a series of seven storyboards that tell the tale of Zoe the Raccoon, who fears that a swamp monster lurks nearby.
Should you be worried about a possible sighting? Well, anything’s possible in the forest of the Sasquatch or Bigfoot, of course. But let’s just say that I didn’t catch a glimpse of anything out of the ordinary on this particular day. . .
How to Get There:
From Seattle, head East on I-90, to Exit 20. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right, then right again which brings you onto the access road for Tiger Mountain that leads to High Point trailhead. Keep on driving up the gravel road, past the overflow parking area, until you reach another parking area for the trail.
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What about you, wanderboomers? What’s your favorite place to hike?