21 miles
Distance
6,569 ft
Climb
-6,569 ft
Descent
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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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • Ridelogs
    1
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
    -60.455%
  • Grade min
    53.76%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,609 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
115
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Preston Railroad
Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:55am
Aug 16, 2018
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NorthWest Timber
Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:55am
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Silent Swamp
Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:55am
Aug 16, 2018
East Tiger Summit
Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:55am
Aug 16, 2018
Master Link
Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:55am
Aug 16, 2018
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