10.0 miles
3,514 ft
-3,518 ft
3,002 ft
High Point

Discovery Pass required to park in upper lot.

Great All Mountain bang-for-the-buck route. Over 3,500 feet vert of climbing, great summit views, followed by maximal fun, flowy, gnarly descending!

Park at upper lot if you have a Discovery Pass. Else park at lower lot and ride up the East Summit Road to start of NorthWest Timber trail. Follow NWT to Master Link. Climb up Master Link, Quick Link, Crossover Road, and the ETS Road to the summit, take in the great Mt. Rainier view on a clear day from the summit.

Now for some fun. Enjoy all of East Tiger Summit trail (the lower half is commonly skipped now due to OTG's popularity), go Left at the Preston access road and climb this road back up, past the T road junction towards the East Summit. Skip the final killer grunt to the top, and instead cut in to the Right for the short East Tiger Summit trail segment to access the start of Off The Grid, ride best part of OTG til taking the Drop In trail up to start of Predator. Bomb down Predator (Tiger's best trail) back to your car.

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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Tiger: Summit+Predator Figure 8 Power Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,436 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,455 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,451 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5.3 miles
  • Distance down
    4.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,768 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Rainy Birthday Ride
Rainy Birthday Ride
trail: Predator
4:00 | 83 | 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 | 14816 | comments: 41 | favs: 225
Oct 7, 2016
Predator Trail @ Tiger Mountain with Tyler Ceccanti
3 minutes of OTG
3 minutes of OTG
65 | 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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