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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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
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
104 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 24, 2017
3 minutes of Joy Ride
3 minutes of Joy Ride
trail: Joy Ride
275 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 1, 2016
Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail =...
Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail = perfect sounds.
4:39 | 401 | 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
Feb 19, 2018 @ 12:47pm
Feb 19, 2018
Really deep snow. Really hard to ride through. I had to walk most of it.
Master Link
Feb 19, 2018 @ 7:07am
Feb 19, 2018
Increasingly snow packed after inside passage especially next trail, QuickLink. Tree down right after inside passage.
NorthWest Timber
Feb 18, 2018 @ 6:16pm
Feb 18, 2018
Lots of mud and wet but rideable
Connector Trail
Feb 12, 2018 @ 11:26am
Feb 12, 2018
East Tiger Summit
Feb 11, 2018 @ 11:24am
Feb 11, 2018
There is a fair bit of snow on East Tiger Summit, all of the way down to the tops of Preston and likely OTG (thought I can't confirm this one). Trail is rideable and fun, but be a little extra cautious.
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