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
    37
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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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
281 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 24, 2017
3 minutes of Joy Ride
3 minutes of Joy Ride
trail: Joy Ride
426 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 1, 2016
Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail =...
Freshly greased freehub + tacky trail = perfect sounds.
4:39 | 423 | 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
NorthWest Timber
Sep 19, 2018 @ 7:28am
Sep 19, 2018
No issues, drains well and good shape to ride
Master Link
Sep 19, 2018 @ 7:28am
Sep 19, 2018
A few puddles, nothing more
Preston Railroad
Sep 19, 2018 @ 7:26am
Sep 19, 2018
Very dry and fast, great condition, no obstacles thru to Bailout
Joy Ride
Sep 17, 2018 @ 6:28pm
Sep 17, 2018
Running good, wet in spots
Silent Swamp
Sep 17, 2018 @ 6:27pm
Sep 17, 2018
Two trees down about mid way, one will require a saw, you can get around them
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