21 miles
6,569 ft
-6,569 ft
3,005 ft
High Point

Discovery Pass needed to park in the upper lot. Be alert for descending riders when climbing the Preston and ETS segments.

Feeling really fit, and like big climbs combined with big descents? Well, how 'bout up and down, times 3 then? This is the Tiger Mini Epic - more than 6,500 feet of climbing and descending over 20 miles! It's not the whole enchilada, but it's close, and it packs the best into one long day in the saddle. You get all three big descents off the top, starting with Preston Railroad, then Off The Grid, saving Predator for last, with a bunch of bonus goodies in between.

Part 1: From the parking lot (either one), climb Master Link and Quick Link, then the roads to the East Summit. Check out Rainier and catch a breather on the picnic tables. Then head down the East Tiger Summit trail, continuing down Preston Railroad trail and at the third switchback, taking a Right onto the Bail Out trail.

Part 2: After exiting Bail Out, go Right to climb the Crossover Road and Quick Link. Cut into the Drop In trail, and descend Off The Grid. Take a break at the picnic table. Continue down Fully Rigid to the junction, turning Left onto Silent Swamp trail. Exiting SS, go Right down the Crossover Road back to the bottom of Preston.

Part 3: Climb Preston Railroad all the way up, and continue climbing the East Tiger Summit trail. Be alert for descending riders. At the junction with Off The Grid, turn Left and ride down the top part of OTG you missed earlier. At the next junction, ~1/3 of the way down Off The Grid, climb up Drop In to the Crossover Road, and then, with whatever energy you have left, bomb down the final (and by far the best) descent of the day, Predator. Whew!

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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Tiger: Big Burly Hat Trick mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,436 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,450 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,451 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,609 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
700 | 2 faves
Took a tumble on OTG
Took a tumble on OTG
0:29 | 550 | comments: 1 | favs:
Jan 16, 2018
#tumble #crash #ouchy
El Tigre
El Tigre
trail: Predator
1:00 | 97 | comments: 0 | favs:
Dec 12, 2017
The ski season thus far has been up and down, thank goodness for the epic trails at #tigermountain #VOD @heinzsd visite medicalmooselabs.com for more
little bit of whis and washington
little bit of whis and washington
trail: Predator
0:37 | 57 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 24, 2017
some old footie

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Fully Rigid
Mar 18, 2018 @ 2:10pm
2 days
Wet. Slick.
Off The Grid
Mar 18, 2018 @ 2:10pm
2 days
So... the top part of OTG is lightly covered in snow. but its soft. You can ride it.. but its stick. Trail is clear of snow by time you get to the Drop In merge.
Quick Link
Mar 18, 2018 @ 2:10pm
2 days
Trail is clean. However, snow is deep and un rideable when you clear the trees and get on the forest road.
Master Link
Mar 18, 2018 @ 2:10pm
2 days
Clean. Wet is spots. Clean climb.
Drop In
Mar 18, 2018 @ 2:10pm
2 days
Didnt ride it... watch up other people drop in. OTG is clear at the merge
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