Tiger Mountain

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4.64 out of 5
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Intermediate
20.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,500 ft
↓ 2,500 ft
2,489
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
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Overview:

With many miles of mountain biking trails spanning a wide variety of skill levels and physical challenge - including a bona fide double-diamond DH trail and killer views of Mount Rainier from the summit - Tiger Mountain is one of Seattle's most popular mountain biking destinations.

All trails are open year round, but during the winter months or after significant weather events, the trails are subject to closures: check for updates on this page and on the DNR's Tiger Mountain page here.

There are also many miles of logging roads that are open all year long, but these too may be closed (typically for timber harvest). Check the DNR link above.
Alert

3 New Trails Open on East Tiger Mt: "Easy, Tiger" , "The Legend" and "MegaFauna" form a lollipop loop off of the Northwest Timber trail. Easy Tiger is a green level 2-way trail that will primarily be used as the return path for The Legend, the more difficult black diamond descent. MegaFauna is a gnarly double black diamond descent.Construction of extensions to the trails will continue this fall. Eventually Easy Tiger will connect all the way to the Raging River State Forest!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

May 10, 2018
jimschulze Granny Gear  
 
Review: Did Tiger mountain for the first time today. These trails are rad. Totally recommend this place.

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Gramcounter


October 3, 2016
 
Review: Super nice work by the Evergreen peeps. Technical trail with a handful of launchers. Bring your A game!

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Trailblazer

September 30, 2016
 
Review: Tiger Mountain is the standard to which I hold all other trails/systems. Great dirt, a wide range of difficulty, and a solid foundation of trail construction.

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Granny Gear

March 2, 2016
attel75 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Long climb, but nice challenging single tracks on the way down

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Bunny Hop

February 24, 2016
esc Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I used to ride preston railroad in the 90s. Even in the middle of summer there were long swampy sections and forget about winter.

Recent trailwork has made amazing progress and these trails can be climbed in the winter.

The road to the top is good for grinding intervals, if you're after a specific workout, it is a single 1500' climb, but not exactly fun.

There is an uphill climbing trail being finished right now. Supposed to be terrific through old growth. Can't wait.

For now my recommended route is to go:

From parking at the highway take the right road (gated) for 1/4 mile or so. If you kept on it that road leads to the summit (take the right in a few miles, then the left)
Anyway, take a right at start of Northwest timber trail
Left turn Up Joyride
Down Silent swamp
Right turn down road for 1/4 mile to start of Preston
Left Up Preston (long zig zags)
Up tiger summit trail
Right turn to go up little bit of steep road to actual summit (picnic tables)
Down summit trail to where it intersects road (and the trail you came up on).
Down the trail you were on before for 100 yards or so then Right Turn on OTG (there's a rock berm you go over)
Down OTG
Down Fully Rigid
Down JoyRide
Back to parking lot via Northwest Timber Trail.

Total of 15.5 miles and 2700' of climbing, and only a 1/2 mile on gravel. Pretty nice way to spend a morning.

Similar Trail: longer climbs in squamish and whistler valley

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Singletrack


September 9, 2015
Fit4Life28 Singletrack  
 
Review: What a wonderful place. The trails are in great shape, parking is good, and the down hill is great. The trails are kept in very good shape and if you want an easier way up you can ride the forest service road to the top the bomb the well built down hill.

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Gramcounter

August 6, 2015
acarges Gramcounter  
 
Review: Epic.

Similar Trail: No Joke in Whistler

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Gramcounter

July 23, 2015
 
Review: Being from SoCal this was awesome trees, roots rocks, super fun. Preston RR, joyride, and a couple more. Got very lucky and met some locals who showed me around.

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Granny Gear

July 11, 2015
 
Review: up up up, then down like a snake on fire. one of the few trails i really missed my FS bike on. fast and flowy and a kick in the butt.

Similar Trail: snomish

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Bunny Hop

March 1, 2015
davidpick Bunny Hop  
 
Review: First time for me up on Tiger but had a blast. Conditions were tacky and grippy with only a few small puddles

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Tiger Mountain MTB Trail 4.64 out of 5 based on 25 ratings. 25 user reviews.
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