2.3 miles
Distance
1,068 ft
Climb
-90 ft
Descent
00:38:06
Avg time

Master Link Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tiger Mountain
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #103 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016

The main way to access the upper mountain trails now. This is an uphill-only trail, and is a great option to avoid grinding up the East Summit road. Be alert for hikers on this multi-use trail. Finally climbing singletrack at Tiger, you have time to look around and notice how pretty the forest is there

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Master Link mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    978 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,472 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,450 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,472 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,451 ft
  • Grade
    8%
  • Grade max
    -17.1%
  • Grade min
    53.4%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,034 ft
  • Distance flat
    187 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:40:03
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (46 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Master Link Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 260 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4,882 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 14,081 rides
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      Photos

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      33 |
      May 25, 2021 @ 4:57pm
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      Apr 13, 2017 @ 10:04pm
      Apr 13, 2017
      772 |
      Apr 13, 2017 @ 10:04pm
      Apr 13, 2017
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      Apr 13, 2017 @ 10:04pm
      Apr 13, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      OTG to Ebad and out
      10 miles
      Tiger: The Milk Run
      12 miles
      Mirrormont Long Route
      16 miles
      Tiger: Defanged - The Intermediate Loop
      13 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      GarrettTimm (Aug 2, 2017 at 10:37)
       Ride up the end of the "Northwest Timber Trail" where it ends at the road for roughly 5 minutes, hang a left at the fork (there is a sign), Master Link starts there. If you go right at this point, you will not be riding a climbing trail.
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      • + 0
      Evanalmighty19 (Oct 28, 2019 at 8:49)
       Much better than climbing the summit access road
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      • + 1
      pinkece (May 30, 2021 at 13:54)
       Thought I would like it a lot more than the fire road but now I'm not so sure. It's a toss up between the two for me. The fire road may be the faster way up.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      S4-916 (Oct 31, 2019 at 15:05)
       Nice singletrack trail, not steep, technically pretty easy, nice way to get up the hill.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      vitabrevis (Jul 4, 2021 at 12:14)
       Well crafted climbing trail! Gets you off the road and into the forest and shade. It’s beautiful in there, and the trail rides well- engaging enough to make the climbing a part of your ride rather than just a waiting period
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      Videos

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      Master Link to Inside Passage, First Ride
      25:16 | 431 | Jun 17, 2020 , Issaquah
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