2 miles
331 ft
-738 ft
Avg time

Inside Passage Details

  • Riding area
    Tiger Mountain
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    Washington State DNR

Inside Passage provides intermediate riding opportunities on a mid-mountain elevation loop (when combined with Joy Ride and NW Timber trails). It also opens up new terrain for riders to access a future downhill route, expected to break ground fall of 2017, that will connect up with NW Timber Trail.

Inside Passage provides a rolling, occasionally narrow route with some exposure, that trends downward to connect with the Joy Ride Trail. The trail begins about 1.3 miles up the Master Link Trail.

DNR’s Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Plan, released in March 2015, included new opportunities in East Tiger Mountain as a top priority. The new trail is a result of the local input and community support that went into that planning effort. Visitors will continue to see improvements identified in the plan on the ground for the next decade.

Funding for this new trail was made possible through Nonhighway & Off-road Vehicle Activities Program and Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program grants, which the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office awarded to DNR.

Access Info

From Issaquah, go east on I-90 to exit 25. Turn right onto SR-18 west. Go 4.5 miles to Tiger Summit. Turn right. Take Westside Road left .3 miles to the Tiger Summit Trailhead on right. Leaving the trailhead, ride out on the Connector trail. Cross the Main Tiger Mountain Road onto NW Timber Trail for a few hundred feet before turning left to get on the Master Link Trail. Ride the Master Link Trail for 1.3 miles, turn right to access the Inside Passage trail.


NOTE: Trail opens Saturday August 8th

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Inside Passage mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -407 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,747 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,155 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,155 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,747 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,189 ft
  • Distance down
    4,822 ft
  • Distance flat
    95 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
on Feb 19, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

view (176)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to inside-passage-98398 trailhead (47.473990, -121.928920)
update trails status or condition

Inside Passage Trail Reports

Feb 19, 2018 @ 12:45pm
Feb 19, 2018
Snow packed in the open areas. Really difficult to get through.
Feb 18, 2018 @ 6:11pm
Feb 18, 2018
Totally rideable, just a light dusting of snow/frost for the most part
Dec 31, 2017 @ 3:55pm
Dec 31, 2017
Mostly smooth. Few icy sections due to freeze. Some mud on lower portions.
Dec 21, 2017 @ 11:35pm
Dec 21, 2017
A dusting of snow tonight. Might get a bit sloppy tomorrow
Dec 10, 2017 @ 8:55pm
Dec 10, 2017
A little wet in some spots, but great riding conditions. Go quick before the rain comes back!
view all reports »


more »
73 |
Aug 27, 2017 @ 6:08pm
Aug 27, 2017
Inside Passage, My City
72 |
Aug 13, 2017 @ 10:46pm
Aug 13, 2017
Inside Passage, Issaquah
62 |
Aug 13, 2017 @ 10:45pm
Aug 13, 2017
Inside Passage, Issaquah
64 |
Aug 13, 2017 @ 10:45pm
Aug 13, 2017
Inside Passage, Issaquah

Routes with this trail

Winter Technical Training Ride Below Snow Level
13 miles
Tiger Mountain Blue Loops
23 miles
Tiger Winter Route
14 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag gnar5tar (Aug 26, 2017 at 14:17)
 Great new trail from EvergreenMTB! A flowy intermediate trail with plenty of optional hits along the trail to keep it fun and playful for more advanced riders.
  • + 1
flag Claywaters13 (Nov 19, 2017 at 23:03)
 An awesome, fun, flowing, intermediate trail. My partner and I had an incredibly fun ride on this in November and on a clear day, the view is AMAZING.

Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


more »
Inside Passage MTB - Tiger Mountain - New Trail
237 | Aug 26, 2017 , Issaquah
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.