13 miles
Distance
3,682 ft
Climb
-3,682 ft
Descent
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.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
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
    -60.455%
  • Grade min
    51.276%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,962 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Summit Trail - Full Run
Summit Trail - Full Run
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Aug 24, 2017
3 minutes of Joy Ride
3 minutes of Joy Ride
trail: Joy Ride
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Oct 1, 2016
Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail =...
Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail = perfect sounds.
4:39 | 393 | 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

traildateconditiondescription
Quick Link
Dec 9, 2017 @ 4:03pm
2 days
The blowdown has been cleared
Master Link
Dec 6, 2017 @ 9:56pm
Dec 6, 2017
All clear. A bit wet at the top
NorthWest Timber
Dec 6, 2017 @ 9:55pm
Dec 6, 2017
Just a bit wet here and there
Joy Ride
Dec 6, 2017 @ 5:05pm
Dec 6, 2017
Mostly clear and dry, very shreddable
East Tiger Summit
Dec 3, 2017 @ 7:24pm
Dec 3, 2017
About an inch of snow, more in open areas. Not too slick, still rideable. 7-8in of snow at summit, fire road climb it rough.
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