1.6 miles
172 ft
-1,387 ft
Avg time

Predator Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

Tiger's new downhill-only, bike-specific trail- almost 2 miles of high-speed descending goodness. A very fun trail! The double black diamond rating is area appropriate, and meant to be a "squirrel catcher" keeping away those not ready. In reality, however, difficulty is closer to a hard single Black Diamond Squamish, BC or Bellingham-area trail.

Due to the 3.5mi, ~2,000 foot vertical road climb to the trailhead near the top of East Tiger Mtn, an all-mountain bike with ~150mm of travel is preferred. The trail is still fun (and significantly easier) on a DH bike, but the climb limits this to rare shuttle day events, or a long push. Most riders seem to choose a half lid on Predator, but full faces are common too.

This long trail has it all: fast, flowy, bermy sections, combined with a lot of PNW tech & gnar. Expect moderate steepness, small- medium drops, rollable doubles and tables, descending rock gardens, rocks, roots, and even a few "root gardens" (a whole buncha roots). In the wet, the off-camber root gardens significantly increase the difficulty factor - beware. The two rock gardens onto and off the climbing road that divides the upper and lower sections look intimidating, but are not as tough as they look. They roll quite well. For your first time, just be smooth and light on the bike, enter slow, and don't grab the brakes hard until tires are on a flat section.

Access Info

From the parking lots, climb the new Master Link and Quick Link climbing-specific trails. Exit Quick Link and continue up the Crossover Road until the entrance to Predator on your left.

Alternatively, take the East Tiger Summit road up toward the summit. All Tiger trails are well signed. At the first T intersection, continue Right up toward the summit. At the next T intersection, don't go Left up the final summit climb, and instead continue to the Right onto the Crossover road. The trailhead to Predator is on your right a few hundred feet up the road. From the trailhead, the trail climbs for a few hundred more feet before the descent begins. Predator can also be accessed from the other Tiger trails by climbing up the Crossover road.

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More Stats for Predator mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,215 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,455 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,790 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,669 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,455 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,102 ft
  • Distance down
    1.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    180 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 22, 2016
Avg: 4.95 (20 votes)

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Predator Trail Reports

Oct 22, 2016 @ 10:00am
Oct 22, 2016
In fantastic shape, some wet spots at the very start but clear of fallen trees/branches. Trail gets dryer as you lose elevation.
Sep 25, 2016 @ 5:41pm
Sep 25, 2016
Aug 21, 2016 @ 1:08pm
Aug 21, 2016
Jul 24, 2016 @ 12:28am
Jul 24, 2016
Google maps didn't know that there is actually a turning lane when you come from the south on 18E. Will have to submit to them for an update that...
Jun 29, 2016 @ 7:39am
Jun 29, 2016
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Sep 25, 2016 @ 5:54pm
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| 1 comments Predator, Seattle
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Jun 23, 2016 @ 4:02pm
Jun 23, 2016
Predator, Snoqualmie

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