Issaquah Alps Trail Club (IATC) offers free guided hikes. The club’s mission is to be a voice for protection of the open spaces, trails, and quality of life and to act as custodian of the trails and the lush, open, tree-covered mountaintops known as the Issaquah Alps. Each hike has a number and letter designation to indicate hiking time and elevation gain. Check the hike schedule on their website for upcoming hikes. More difficult hikes or hikes in wilderness areas can be found in the quarterly newsletter which is sent to all those with IATC membership.
About Issaquah Alps Trail Club
The Issaquah Alps Trails Club (IATC) has always been more than a hiking club. Founded in May, 1979, they are advocates for the lush mountains, valleys, rivers, and streams in the Issaquah Alps region. From its earliest days, the club has been a voice for the protection of not only trails but the open spaces through which they run, achieving unprecedented victories with the creation of Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, West Tiger Natural Resources Conservation Area, Tiger Mountain State Forest and numerous parks, open spaces and county and state forests. IATC is dedicated to the protection of Wild Lands and quality of life. To educate and involve the public, they build trails and offer multiple free guided hikes every week of the year.
Rattlesnake Lake photo by Atomic Taco, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/