20.8 miles
Distance
4,314 ft
Climb
-4,304 ft
Descent
2,988 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!

Detailed Description
Tiger: Big Burly Hat Trick is a 33532 popular extreme route located near Issaquah Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 1314.9 with a max elevation of 910.8 then descends -1311.8.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • Ridelogs
    17
More Stats for Tiger: Big Burly Hat Trick mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,439 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,449 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,460 ft
  • Grade max
    -78.5%
  • Grade min
    47.2%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,724 ft
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The hardest sections of Preadator
The hardest sections of Preadator
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My first time down Predator. I wasn't that fast but I will get faster.
Predator - Tiger Mountain MTB [4K]
Predator - Tiger Mountain MTB [4K]
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Preston Railroad
May 23, 2022 @ 8:55am
24 hours
NorthWest Timber
May 23, 2022 @ 8:55am
24 hours
Agreed with pervious report. The root section looks like its had some erosion.
Bail Out
May 23, 2022 @ 8:55am
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East Tiger Summit
May 23, 2022 @ 8:55am
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Quick Link
May 23, 2022 @ 8:55am
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