This trail doesn't mess around. Getting right down to business, hikers will ascend over 2000 feet in just 1.6 miles. While it's a steep one, the trail is mostly well-graded.
In 2016, thanks to a public-private partership between Anna and Dick Armstrong, and the Department of Natural Resources, WTA volunteers were able to complete a bridge crossing an unmaintained creek crossing about halfway up the trail. Before, hikers were forced to scramble down a steep embankment and navigate slippery fallen logs to reach the other side. Now, a sturdy bridge spans that gap, allowing hikers to pass over the creek safely, and continue on their journey.
Because most of the trail is in forest, only hikers destined for the top of Tiger will be rewarded with views after the climb, but if at any point you grow weary of your upward ascent, branch off at junctions with the Nook Trail, the Talus Rock Trail, or the West Tiger Railroad Grade.
From the trailhead, hike south along the high school fence line, past the soccer field, and turn left approximately 0.3 miles south of the trailhead to continue on the High School Trail. After about two miles of hiking, you will see a sign for the steep Section Line Trail.