13 miles
3,906 ft
-3,906 ft
3,001 ft
High Point

A Discovery Pass is required to park in the upper lot. Be alert for climbing riders on Preston, and be courteous to hikers on Northwest Timber.

This is a great blue-level loop up to the summit and back for the intermediate rider who's not quite ready yet for the black and double black trails on Tiger. It's a fun loop for anyone, for that matter!

From either parking lot, climb the Master Link and Quick Link trails, then continue up the Crossover Road and up the East Summit Road until the summit. The last pitch of this road is quite steep! Enjoy great Rainier and Puget Sound views on a clear day from the summit picnic tables.

Descend the East Tiger Summit trail all the way down to where it connects with Preston Railroad. Continue down on Preston. Exiting Preston, go Right up the Crossover Road for a short bit, then enter the Silent Swamp trail on your left. At the end of SS is a trail junction. Continue straight across the wooden bridge to the Joy Ride trail. Note that near the end of Joy Ride, it crosses a road before continuing a little further. Exiting Joy Ride, turn Right on NorthWest Timber trail, and ride this back to the parking lot.

Local Trail Association
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (evergreenmtb.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!


Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Tiger: Defanged - The Intermediate Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,366 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,450 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,451 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,690 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Summit Trail - Full Run
Summit Trail - Full Run
318 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 24, 2017
3 minutes of Joy Ride
3 minutes of Joy Ride
trail: Joy Ride
465 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 1, 2016
Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail =...
Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail = perfect sounds.
4:39 | 425 | comments: 2 | favs: 2
Nov 25, 2015
The grease started to break in a little further on in the ride, but it was absolutely perfectly silent for the first half of it. Amazingly...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Preston Railroad
Nov 13, 2018 @ 9:49am
11 hours
Small tree down at the top of the trail, within the first 100 ft or so. Lots of small debris on the trail but otherwise good riding
Joy Ride
Nov 13, 2018 @ 9:49am
11 hours
East Tiger Summit
Nov 13, 2018 @ 9:49am
11 hours
Quick Link
Nov 13, 2018 @ 9:49am
11 hours
Master Link
Nov 13, 2018 @ 9:49am
11 hours
more reports »
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.