13.1 miles
3,682 ft
-3,682 ft
3,001 ft
High Point

A Discovery Pass is required to park in the upper lot. Be alert for climbing riders on Preston, and be courteous to hikers on Northwest Timber.

This is a great blue-level loop up to the summit and back for the intermediate rider who's not quite ready yet for the black and double black trails on Tiger. It's a fun loop for anyone, for that matter!

From either parking lot, climb the Master Link and Quick Link trails, then continue up the Crossover Road and up the East Summit Road until the summit. The last pitch of this road is quite steep! Enjoy great Rainier and Puget Sound views on a clear day from the summit picnic tables.

Descend the East Tiger Summit trail all the way down to where it connects with Preston Railroad. Continue down on Preston. Exiting Preston, go Right up the Crossover Road for a short bit, then enter the Silent Swamp trail on your left. At the end of SS is a trail junction. Continue straight across the wooden bridge to the Joy Ride trail. Note that near the end of Joy Ride, it crosses a road before continuing a little further. Exiting Joy Ride, turn Right on NorthWest Timber trail, and ride this back to the parking lot.

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    One Direction
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More Stats for Tiger: Defanged - The Intermediate Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,366 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,450 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,451 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6.8 miles
  • Distance down
    5.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,962 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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3 minutes of Joy Ride
3 minutes of Joy Ride
trail: Joy Ride
24 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 1, 2016
Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail =...
Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail = perfect sounds.
4:39 | 312 | comments: 2 | favs: 2
Nov 25, 2015
The grease started to break in a little further on in the ride, but it was absolutely perfectly silent for the first half of it. Amazingly...
tiger mountain
tiger mountain
24:08 | 125 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 6, 2015
solo day at tiger, and first time editing a video.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

East Tiger Summit
Oct 22, 2016 @ 6:55pm
3 days
Quick Link
Oct 22, 2016 @ 6:17pm
3 days
Master Link
Oct 22, 2016 @ 6:17pm
3 days
Joy Ride
Oct 7, 2016 @ 6:31pm
Oct 7, 2016
Preston Railroad
Oct 3, 2016 @ 10:45am
Oct 3, 2016
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