9.0 miles
Distance
1,406 ft
Climb
-1,406 ft
Descent
2,118 ft
High Point

We are excited to kick off round one of the Cascadia Dirt Cup at Tiger Mountain State Forest. The Lite course is designed for fun. The Inside Passage>Joyride stage mixes new with old and the Iverson stage is a classic that will end your race day with a big smile.

For more race day details go to https://www.racecascadia.com/tigermt

Detailed Description
2019 CDC: Tiger Mt Enduro - Lite is a 9 mile intermediate race route located near Issaquah Washington. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 1,406 ft with a max elevation of 2,118 ft then descends -1,406 ft.
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53 Reviews & Comments

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TeddQjWEu (Nov 12, 2022 at 16:12)
Honestly, if tired I prefer this road over Iverson as an alternate route back to the lot.
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Skfernandez10 (Sep 19, 2022 at 0:17)
Trail Joy Ride
1st time at Tiger yesterday and I found this to be perfect for my skill level. I have never hit any tech nearly this gnarly, I'm surprised to see people complaining about flat turns. Watch some youtube and work on your flat cornering skills my fellow shredders. This is up there with being my favorite tech trail behind The Legend. I honestly thought this is a solid blue coming from someone who hasn't hit nearly any tech trails (flows really well too). Definitely a must ride for confident 1st timers at Tiger!
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Skfernandez10 (Sep 19, 2022 at 0:17)
Trail Joy Ride
1st time at Tiger yesterday and I found this to be perfect for my skill level. I have never hit any tech nearly this gnarly, I'm surprised to see people complaining about flat turns. Watch some youtube and work on your flat cornering skills my fellow shredders. This is up there with being my favorite tech trail behind The Legend. I honestly thought this is a solid blue coming from someone who hasn't hit nearly any tech trails (flows really well too). Definitely a must ride for confident 1st timers at Tiger!
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JackBT6G2j (Aug 19, 2022 at 20:55)
The root ball from the description seems like it is supposed to have a landing (looking at older pics,) but now that's eroded away.
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JackBT6G2j (Aug 19, 2022 at 20:55)
The root ball from the description seems like it is supposed to have a landing (looking at older pics,) but now that's eroded away.
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JackBT6G2j (Aug 19, 2022 at 20:55)
The root ball from the description seems like it is supposed to have a landing (looking at older pics,) but now that's eroded away.
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Chardiver1 (May 23, 2022 at 8:14)
Trail Iverson
This trail has some technical climbing spots on the way back to parking lot. I had to walk over those gnarly roots but got me to slow down a bit & enjoy the forest. Trail is actually very beautiful. Last bit of downhill is pretty fun
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Chardiver1 (May 22, 2022 at 10:09)
Trail Master Link
Quite the slog up but makes you feel like you earn your descent down. The forest is beautiful and there is waterfall and other water features like the rest of the park. Very beautiful trail!
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Chardiver1 (May 21, 2022 at 22:41)
Trail Joy Ride
This trail was pretty muddy today. I’m mostly a progressing beginner so I stick to blue runs and found the technical features on this run a bit beyond my ability. I definitely had to walk on the super steep sharp corners and some rocky spots but there was definitely plenty of trail in between for me to have lots of fun. I’ll come back again for some more when it dries out
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Chardiver1 (May 21, 2022 at 22:41)
Trail Joy Ride
This trail was pretty muddy today. I’m mostly a progressing beginner so I stick to blue runs and found the technical features on this run a bit beyond my ability. I definitely had to walk on the super steep sharp corners and some rocky spots but there was definitely plenty of trail in between for me to have lots of fun. I’ll come back again for some more when it dries out
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Chardiver1 (May 21, 2022 at 22:27)
Super fun. I’m bit of a beginner and found this run to be quite exciting. There are a couple minor technical features that kept things interesting for me, probably more advanced riders would find them boring but it is a flow trail & you can go really fast if you wanted. This trail is very well maintained and the dirt is perfect. Oh & the view up top is outstanding
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Chardiver1 (May 21, 2022 at 22:27)
Super fun. I’m bit of a beginner and found this run to be quite exciting. There are a couple minor technical features that kept things interesting for me, probably more advanced riders would find them boring but it is a flow trail & you can go really fast if you wanted. This trail is very well maintained and the dirt is perfect. Oh & the view up top is outstanding
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JonathaneeeXAo (Mar 9, 2022 at 15:07)
Can anyone remind me what the story is with the dozen or so trees that are painted with the white stripe?
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JonathaneeeXAo (Mar 9, 2022 at 15:07)
Can anyone remind me what the story is with the dozen or so trees that are painted with the white stripe?
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JonathaneeeXAo (Mar 9, 2022 at 15:07)
Can anyone remind me what the story is with the dozen or so trees that are painted with the white stripe?
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DrTrailforks (Mar 6, 2022 at 17:18)
Trail Iverson
Fun cross country trail and I don’t really like cross country. Good test of your technical climbing ability. Being able to ride this all the way through, without getting off your bike at all, takes a considerable amount of skill
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KFleming509 (Mar 6, 2022 at 7:29)
Steep and a bit boring but faster than master link
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KFleming509 (Mar 6, 2022 at 7:29)
Steep and a bit boring but faster than master link
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carlsonwa (Nov 21, 2021 at 16:40)
Trail Iverson
This cross over from side hustle is a perfectly fine way to get back to the lot. Not sure I’d ever ride it just to ride it.

A couple of spots with some slippery roots. The one diamond option is just steep’ish and muddy. Nothing to worry about for most blue riders.
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vrk (Nov 9, 2021 at 9:13)
The trail started off narrow with just enough rocks/roots to make it feel a bit spicy as a new rider. Otherwise it was super fun, especially as the views started to open up!
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vrk (Nov 9, 2021 at 9:13)
The trail started off narrow with just enough rocks/roots to make it feel a bit spicy as a new rider. Otherwise it was super fun, especially as the views started to open up!
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chunky-tech-doctor (Aug 31, 2021 at 13:56)
Trail Joy Ride
Joy ride is one of the best trails out there pin it and tell me it's not one of the best if you can't ride the trail its all good flat turns are part of biking ? I'm confused on how you dont think this is top of the lists there is not alot of blues better sst? Atomic dog skyline? There all just as good joyride is fantastic trail and a must hit tech for days flow as well with drops and chuck. And please don't tell me what to do ok if you can't read my crap texts then leave it alone calling someone out and talking crap on a app is a bit ridiculous.
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chunky-tech-doctor (Aug 31, 2021 at 13:56)
Trail Joy Ride
Joy ride is one of the best trails out there pin it and tell me it's not one of the best if you can't ride the trail its all good flat turns are part of biking ? I'm confused on how you dont think this is top of the lists there is not alot of blues better sst? Atomic dog skyline? There all just as good joyride is fantastic trail and a must hit tech for days flow as well with drops and chuck. And please don't tell me what to do ok if you can't read my crap texts then leave it alone calling someone out and talking crap on a app is a bit ridiculous.
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tdeems (Jul 10, 2021 at 11:22)
Trail Joy Ride
Awkward flat turns a no rhythm at all for the first half. Gets more fun further on. Fully disagree with chunky-tech-doctor about being a top blue. And on that note, please put a little more effort into sentence formation and punctuation if you are going to make a point of reviewing a lot of trails in the area. It’s hard to take you seriously.
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tdeems (Jul 10, 2021 at 11:22)
Trail Joy Ride
Awkward flat turns a no rhythm at all for the first half. Gets more fun further on. Fully disagree with chunky-tech-doctor about being a top blue. And on that note, please put a little more effort into sentence formation and punctuation if you are going to make a point of reviewing a lot of trails in the area. It’s hard to take you seriously.
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vitabrevis (Jul 4, 2021 at 12:14)
Trail Master Link
Well crafted climbing trail! Gets you off the road and into the forest and shade. It’s beautiful in there, and the trail rides well- engaging enough to make the climbing a part of your ride rather than just a waiting period
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chunky-tech-doctor (Mar 2, 2021 at 9:40)
Trail Joy Ride
With out a dought top 5 best blues in the pwn with out a dought its got it all in the tech and flow department no jumps or drops but it's got the other stuff in the bag
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chunky-tech-doctor (Mar 2, 2021 at 9:40)
Trail Joy Ride
With out a dought top 5 best blues in the pwn with out a dought its got it all in the tech and flow department no jumps or drops but it's got the other stuff in the bag
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S4-916 (Oct 31, 2019 at 15:05)
Trail Master Link
Nice singletrack trail, not steep, technically pretty easy, nice way to get up the hill.
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Evanalmighty19 (Oct 28, 2019 at 8:49)
Trail Master Link
Much better than climbing the summit access road
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pinkece (May 30, 2021 at 13:54)
Trail Master Link
Thought I would like it a lot more than the fire road but now I'm not so sure. It's a toss up between the two for me. The fire road may be the faster way up.
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qkim0x01 (Sep 1, 2019 at 23:56)
Its flowly and fun! Its not too hard, but good enough to practice skills
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qkim0x01 (Sep 1, 2019 at 23:56)
Its flowly and fun! Its not too hard, but good enough to practice skills
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qkim0x01 (Sep 1, 2019 at 23:55)
Trail Joy Ride
This trail is quite technical as a intermediate trail. It as many rocks. You can do if you go slowly. If you are comfortable with this trail, you are ready to challenge black diamonds as well
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qkim0x01 (Sep 1, 2019 at 23:55)
Trail Joy Ride
This trail is quite technical as a intermediate trail. It as many rocks. You can do if you go slowly. If you are comfortable with this trail, you are ready to challenge black diamonds as well
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kayakbiker (Jul 6, 2019 at 10:20)
Dcoox
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kayakbiker (Jul 6, 2019 at 10:20)
Dcoox
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marebearrr (Mar 29, 2019 at 16:37)
Trail Joy Ride
I thought this was going to be an easy trail after Off The Grid. It was not so. Still has lots of obstacles, roots, rocks, tight switchbacks. Really fun overall, but just a bit harder than I was expecting for a blue.
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marebearrr (Mar 29, 2019 at 16:37)
Trail Joy Ride
I thought this was going to be an easy trail after Off The Grid. It was not so. Still has lots of obstacles, roots, rocks, tight switchbacks. Really fun overall, but just a bit harder than I was expecting for a blue.
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Claywaters13 (Nov 19, 2017 at 23:03)
An awesome, fun, flowing, intermediate trail. My partner and I had an incredibly fun ride on this in November and on a clear day, the view is AMAZING.
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Claywaters13 (Nov 19, 2017 at 23:03)
An awesome, fun, flowing, intermediate trail. My partner and I had an incredibly fun ride on this in November and on a clear day, the view is AMAZING.
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gnar5tar (Aug 26, 2017 at 14:17)
Great new trail from EvergreenMTB! A flowy intermediate trail with plenty of optional hits along the trail to keep it fun and playful for more advanced riders.
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gnar5tar (Aug 26, 2017 at 14:17)
Great new trail from EvergreenMTB! A flowy intermediate trail with plenty of optional hits along the trail to keep it fun and playful for more advanced riders.
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thsSAMO (Aug 4, 2017 at 11:56)
Trail Iverson
Western side closed in with growth needs maintenance
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GarrettTimm (Aug 2, 2017 at 10:37)
Trail Master Link
Ride up the end of the "Northwest Timber Trail" where it ends at the road for roughly 5 minutes, hang a left at the fork (there is a sign), Master Link starts there. If you go right at this point, you will not be riding a climbing trail.
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GarrettTimm (Aug 2, 2017 at 10:31)
This is the old route up to the summit, sometimes used by logging trucks and trail crews for access, take the "Master Link" climbing trail up instead.
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GarrettTimm (Aug 2, 2017 at 10:31)
This is the old route up to the summit, sometimes used by logging trucks and trail crews for access, take the "Master Link" climbing trail up instead.
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nsteele (Dec 23, 2014 at 22:30)
A pleasant XC ride that is a main link to the rest of the East Tiger trail system. If doing a shorter loop, then NTT will be your entrance and your exit. If doing a longer day by riding up the fire road to the East Summit, then NTT is your exit trail back to the parking lot.

Overall, NTT is rated Green, but it still has a few sections that will challenge novice riders. I've yet to see anyone successfully ride the big root ball in the uphill (East) direction. And same root ball in the downhill (West) direction back to parking lot is definitely a Blue trail feature. Roll it or drop it, and don't look down to your left! Also, the rock garden near the West end of the trail is more challenging riding uphill (heading West).
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nsteele (Dec 23, 2014 at 22:30)
A pleasant XC ride that is a main link to the rest of the East Tiger trail system. If doing a shorter loop, then NTT will be your entrance and your exit. If doing a longer day by riding up the fire road to the East Summit, then NTT is your exit trail back to the parking lot.

Overall, NTT is rated Green, but it still has a few sections that will challenge novice riders. I've yet to see anyone successfully ride the big root ball in the uphill (East) direction. And same root ball in the downhill (West) direction back to parking lot is definitely a Blue trail feature. Roll it or drop it, and don't look down to your left! Also, the rock garden near the West end of the trail is more challenging riding uphill (heading West).
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nsteele (Dec 23, 2014 at 22:30)
A pleasant XC ride that is a main link to the rest of the East Tiger trail system. If doing a shorter loop, then NTT will be your entrance and your exit. If doing a longer day by riding up the fire road to the East Summit, then NTT is your exit trail back to the parking lot.

Overall, NTT is rated Green, but it still has a few sections that will challenge novice riders. I've yet to see anyone successfully ride the big root ball in the uphill (East) direction. And same root ball in the downhill (West) direction back to parking lot is definitely a Blue trail feature. Roll it or drop it, and don't look down to your left! Also, the rock garden near the West end of the trail is more challenging riding uphill (heading West).
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pinkece (May 30, 2021 at 13:44)
I haven't seen anyone clear that root ball on the trail. If anyone has a video of them doing it I'd love to see. IMO it is a expert feature, definitely not blue.

Overall experience, didn't like NW Timber very much. Almost no descent/downhill sections. A lot of climbing, including very steep sections that pop of nowhere (eg. right after a rocky/rooty patch).
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pinkece (May 30, 2021 at 13:44)
I haven't seen anyone clear that root ball on the trail. If anyone has a video of them doing it I'd love to see. IMO it is a expert feature, definitely not blue.

Overall experience, didn't like NW Timber very much. Almost no descent/downhill sections. A lot of climbing, including very steep sections that pop of nowhere (eg. right after a rocky/rooty patch).
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pinkece (May 30, 2021 at 13:44)
I haven't seen anyone clear that root ball on the trail. If anyone has a video of them doing it I'd love to see. IMO it is a expert feature, definitely not blue.

Overall experience, didn't like NW Timber very much. Almost no descent/downhill sections. A lot of climbing, including very steep sections that pop of nowhere (eg. right after a rocky/rooty patch).
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Route Sections

1 Stage 5: Inside Passage>Joyride
  • 1 mile distance
  • 134 ft climb
  • -674 ft descent
2 Stage 6: Iverson
  • 3,386 ft distance
  • 105 ft climb
  • -323 ft descent

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More Stats for 2019 CDC: Tiger Mt Enduro - Lite mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,363 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,454 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,453 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -39.7%
  • Grade min
    40.2%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,458 ft
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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NorthWest Timber
Nov 27, 2022 @ 10:59am
Nov 27, 2022
Lots of big puddles. Lots of mud.
Inside Passage
Nov 27, 2022 @ 10:57am
Nov 27, 2022
Lots of big puddles. So snow and ice.
Iverson
Nov 21, 2022 @ 8:20pm
Nov 21, 2022
Good conditions. Almost boarding on dry in the black line when returning.
4000 Road (West Side Road)
Nov 19, 2022 @ 4:46am
Nov 19, 2022
Access Road Climb to East Tiger Summit
Nov 11, 2022 @ 5:36pm
Nov 11, 2022
Snow starting around a mile in
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