West Tiger Creek Trail (USFS #3229)
West Tiger Creek Trail is the lower and northern end of a trail that at one time connected to the upper Tiger Ridge Trail #3324. A storm in the late 1990's washed out the connecting route up the steep slopes to the south. The BMLT Blues Crew worked the summer of 2018 to clear the trail of trash, brush, and trees on the trail.
FLORA & FAUNA
This trail is a good example of the forest of the lower Blue Mountains.
NEED TO KNOW
The trail is not currently well marked. Access it approximately 0.25 miles up Tiger Canyon Road from the Mill Creek bridge. Look for a USFS bulletin board. Parking is along the road. The trail tracks down to creek from there.
Please do not solely rely on Google Maps as their route might not always reflect what is maintained. This trail is located a mere 19.5 miles from downtown Walla Walla. Head east on Isaacs Avenue and continue onto Mill Creek Road. Travel on Mill Creek Road for 14 miles and you will come to a junction with Tiger Creek Road (sometimes referred to as Tiger Canyon Road or Tiger Ridge Road). Turn right onto Tiger Creek Road and cross a small bridge before the road begins its ascent. If you miss your turn, you will come to a gate for the Mill Creek Watershed. Once you find Tiger Creek Road, go ½ mile and West Tiger Creek Trail starts at the turnout on your right. There is a new trail sign thanks to the Blue Mountain Land Trust's Blues Crew. As a heads up, Tiger Creek Road becomes Forest Service Road 65 (NF-65).