13.5 miles
2,407 ft
-2,405 ft
2,976 ft
High Point

A Discover 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.

Detailed Description
Tiger: Defanged - The Intermediate Loop is a 21726 popular intermediate route located near Issaquah Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 733.6 with a max elevation of 907 then descends -733.
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
Terryb9 (Mar 31, 2019 at 18:00)
 Some down trees on Preston and Joy Ride. Still some snow towards the top of Quick Link. All and all pretty good though.
  • + 1
aaronjfink (Sep 5, 2020 at 19:05)
 My son (9yo) and I did this loop today and it's in great shape. This is a perfect loop for someone my son's age who is starting to get into a bit of technical stuff, but also has a lot of fun fast sections especially on Preston RR.


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More Stats for Tiger: Defanged - The Intermediate Loop mountain bike route
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    1,388 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,447 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,450 ft
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    6 miles
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    6 miles
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    1 mile
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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