13.9 miles
Distance
2,896 ft
Climb
-2,863 ft
Descent
2,821 ft
High Point

Avoid climbing the single track when Tiger is busy, expect of oncoming DH traffic when climbing Joy Ride, Preston and East Tiger Summit.

Climb up the singletrack, come down OTG and Predator. This is a nice way to get the most trail out of the ride while avoiding the road. It's of course much faster to climb on the roads but nowhere near as fun.

Detailed Description
Blue Up, Black Down! is a 14 mile moderately popular expert route located near Issaquah Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 2,896 ft with a max elevation of 2,821 ft then descends -2,863 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    8
More Stats for Blue Up, Black Down! mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 38 min
  • Altitude min
    1,389 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,437 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,470 ft
  • Grade max
    -76.7%
  • Grade min
    42.4%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,635 ft
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