20.8 miles
6,569 ft
-6,569 ft
3,005 ft
High Point

Discovery Pass needed to park in the upper lot. Be alert for descending riders when climbing the Preston and ETS segments.

Feeling really fit, and like big climbs combined with big descents? Well, how 'bout up and down, times 3 then? This is the Tiger Mini Epic - more than 6,500 feet of climbing and descending over 20 miles! It's not the whole enchilada, but it's close, and it packs the best into one long day in the saddle. You get all three big descents off the top, starting with Preston Railroad, then Off The Grid, saving Predator for last, with a bunch of bonus goodies in between.

Part 1: From the parking lot (either one), climb Master Link and Quick Link, then the roads to the East Summit. Check out Rainier and catch a breather on the picnic tables. Then head down the East Tiger Summit trail, continuing down Preston Railroad trail and at the third switchback, taking a Right onto the Bail Out trail.

Part 2: After exiting Bail Out, go Right to climb the Crossover Road and Quick Link. Cut into the Drop In trail, and descend Off The Grid. Take a break at the picnic table. Continue down Fully Rigid to the junction, turning Left onto Silent Swamp trail. Exiting SS, go Right down the Crossover Road back to the bottom of Preston.

Part 3: Climb Preston Railroad all the way up, and continue climbing the East Tiger Summit trail. Be alert for descending riders. At the junction with Off The Grid, turn Left and ride down the top part of OTG you missed earlier. At the next junction, ~1/3 of the way down Off The Grid, climb up Drop In to the Crossover Road, and then, with whatever energy you have left, bomb down the final (and by far the best) descent of the day, Predator. Whew!

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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Tiger: Big Burly Hat Trick mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,436 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,450 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,451 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10.9 miles
  • Distance down
    9.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,609 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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Rainy Birthday Ride
Rainy Birthday Ride
trail: Predator
4:00 | 80 | comments: 2 | favs:
Nov 8, 2016
Off the Grid and Predator at Tiger Mtn, various lines at Duthie.
Fall Lines | Tyler Ceccanti | 4K
Fall Lines | Tyler Ceccanti | 4K
trail: Predator
3:04 | 14806 | comments: 41 | favs: 225
Oct 7, 2016
Predator Trail @ Tiger Mountain with Tyler Ceccanti
Fully Rigid - Tiger Mtn MTB
Fully Rigid - Tiger Mtn MTB
47 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 1, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Connector Trail
Jan 14, 2017 @ 6:33pm
Jan 14, 2017
Icy in spots.
Quick Link
Jan 14, 2017 @ 6:33pm
Jan 14, 2017
As you enter QuickLink, the snow begins to compact under the tires, and by the time you reach the top of QuickLink, you realize that it's foot traffic that has compacted the trail and that there's 6 inches of fresh snow that is pretty soft.
Master Link
Jan 14, 2017 @ 6:33pm
Jan 14, 2017
MasterLink is icy below, and transitions to compact snow Midway.
Drop In
Jan 14, 2017 @ 6:33pm
Jan 14, 2017
By the time I got to the junction that splits to predator and the cut off to OTG ("Drop In"), there was too much snow for it to be rideable (I postholed >1'). It was acceptable for a little while as there has been a little foot traffic , but because of the absolute lack of traffic on OTG, riding was very difficult. Being concerned for my footwear choice, deep snow for most of the way down, and not wanting frozen feet , I retreated back to the climbing trail which is not something I wanted to do as it's a "against the rules," and icy when descending. I went down numerous times. Tiger isn't quite ready for riding.
Dec 21, 2016 @ 7:08am
Dec 21, 2016
Top is snow covered and unreliable but halfway down snow clears
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