13 miles
Distance
3,906 ft
Climb
-3,906 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

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    48
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
    -79.738%
  • Grade min
    51.314%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,690 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Sight Sight
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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      Trail transparency
      155
      189
      Summit Trail - Full Run
      Summit Trail - Full Run
      377 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Aug 24, 2017
      3 minutes of Joy Ride
      3 minutes of Joy Ride
      trail: Joy Ride
      508 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 1, 2016
      Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail =...
      Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail = perfect sounds.
      4:39 | 434 | 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
      Connector Trail
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 9:25am
      Jan 19, 2019
      Quick Link
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Master Link
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Access Road Climb to East Tiger Summit
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 3:41pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      From the entrance of predator to the summit it’s all clear of snow, just some wet dirt. Some maintenance had been done at some point since there’s new gravel in spots.
      Preston Railroad
      Jan 7, 2019 @ 8:43am
      Jan 7, 2019
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