2,625 ft
Distance
-545 ft
Descent
00:05:58
Avg time
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East Bound And Down Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Tiger Mountain State Forest
    Issaquah, Washington
  • AKA
    EBAD, Eastbound and Down,
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (13 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #861 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Owner
    Washington State DNR

Eastbound and Down, or EBAD, is the very latest trail in the Tiger Mountain Trail complex. EBAD is a 1 way downhill trail with advanced terrain. There are some unavoidable obstacles and some with optional ride arounds. Give the trail a look before you descend and ride at your own risk.

The trail is narrow and steep owing to using the bike tire predominantly to cut the trail. Several off-camber and loam sections are present making it very different from other trails on the mountain. There's very little over engineering present and it feels like that secret pirate trail you always wish you could find. The double black option on the trail provides a steep root and rock filled chute down to the base of a rock out cropping with the feel of hanging in space. Some of the turns are quite tight and can be ridden with speed provided the correct line is chosen; usually the high line.

If Legend and OTG are old hat for you and you're looking for something more challenging then this trail is up your alley. Gradient is similar to that of Predator.

This New Trail brought to you by the hard work of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and trail builder Nick Newhall If you enjoy and ride this trail, please take one minute of your time and send them $35 bucks: https://www.evergreenmtb.org/support-us/become-a-member. Don't wait, just sign up and show your support of new great trails here in Washington!




Props to trail builder Nick Newhall!

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for East Bound And Down mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -545 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,425 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,970 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,970 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,424 ft
  • Grade
    -20.8%
  • Grade max
    -70.3%
  • Grade min
    0.9%
  • Distance down
    2,589 ft
  • Distance flat
    36 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:25
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on Jan 13, 2023
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Avg: 4.55 (42 votes)
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      East Bound And Down Trail Reports

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      Jan 13, 2023 @ 6:38pm
      Jan 13, 2023
      Completely clear! Raked top to bottom on 1/13.
      Jan 13, 2023 @ 6:37pm
      Jan 13, 2023
      Raked EBAD top to bottom. Raked NWT Bypass. Finished raking bottom of OTG.
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 5:11pm
      Jan 7, 2023
      Lots of little stuff on trail but overall clear. Had my fastest time ever so can’t be bad.
      Jan 5, 2023 @ 5:26pm
      Jan 5, 2023
      Lots of small greenery on the tread but clear overall.
      Dec 27, 2022 @ 11:15pm
      Dec 27, 2022
      Cleared drains and small branches from trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 412 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6,001 rides
      • Last: Jan 30, 2023

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      Sep 12, 2018 @ 6:56pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      OTG to Ebad and out10 miles
      2022 CDC: Tiger Mt Enduro - Pro/Exp race18 miles
      Tiger Bail Out and EBAD12 miles
      Scotts Lunch Loop8 miles

      15 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      mrExplodey (Sep 10, 2022 at 19:15)
      One of my favorites at tiger, fun techy flow all the way down!!! One of the off-camber corners near the end is pretty dusty and chewed up right now. Went down it today and am gonna avoid till some rain comes in. YMMV
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      vitabrevis (Jul 4, 2021 at 12:12)
      Fun rip down with some great turns. Really enjoyed finishing off my day with this one!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      brandonsquyres (Mar 12, 2021 at 11:40)
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      [Reply]
      • + 2
      photodog (Feb 16, 2021 at 8:32)
      What a great trail! Rode it in the rain and it was still tons of fun though obviously you need to be real careful with those brakes. Everything is rollable though that weird sideways cut log feature is a lot easier if you carry some speed. Plenty of "too steep to stop" spots but there's good sight-lines so you can tell what you're getting into. EBAD is a great intro to advanced tech trails.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jonvusends (Dec 29, 2020 at 17:37)
      @boozelee, looks like I can’t DM you so please contact via Facebook page or via Instagram: @jonvu_

      Thanks again!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      boozelee (Dec 29, 2020 at 18:43)
      Instagram DM sent!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jonvusends (Dec 29, 2020 at 17:31)
      @boozelee!!! Thanks for finding it and grabbing it! Not sure if we can DM via Trail Forks but would love to get in contact with you.

      This is why I love the MTB community ???? Cheers to 2021!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      boozelee (Dec 29, 2020 at 17:04)
      Found a Wahoo Bolt on EBAD on 12/29/2020 - Let me know if this belongs to you (and distance of last 2-3 rides to identify original owner) so I can get it back to you. Also taking suggestions for spreading the word to get the computer back to the original owner. Happy New Year!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Cronarkom (Dec 29, 2020 at 17:20)
      Not mine, but the owner posted on Tiger Ollalie FB page.earlier. Thanks for finding this and saving me the looking while I'm out working on the trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      jakemannix (Oct 3, 2020 at 18:22)
      So much fun. I am *way* underqualified to handle this (mostly a "blue square" kinda guy at this point in my learning curve), and had to work the breaks pretty often to keep from blasting past my controllable speed (read: it's often pretty steep!), but even so, there was only really one descent I couldn't roll through (rooty dirt slide wall, about 4-6' long/high).

      Totally worth it. Amazingly fun trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      ajhall24 (Aug 29, 2020 at 12:22)
      Double black in my opinion. Way more technical and sketchy than OTG. Some sharp almost blind turns with loose dirt over rock along with some very large roots along the trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Nwilkes (Jun 16, 2020 at 22:45)
      Awesome. Steep, janky, raw.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      RufinoRamos (May 24, 2020 at 8:28)
      I rode that trail it was wet sloppy and fun .
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      gafoto (Oct 27, 2019 at 18:35)
      Has some extremely steep bits. Can’t stop if you want to steep. The actual features are almost all rollable or relatively small. Spicy with some moisture too. This felt like it was all about bike control and being bold in steep terrain.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      XU12XU (Oct 14, 2018 at 8:18)
      Amazing new trail, you’ll be giggling the whole way down. Definitely sits against the grain of most contemporary trail building and its oh so refreshing.
      [Reply]





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