2.1 miles
583 ft
-520 ft
Avg time

NorthWest Timber Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Open all year now!
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    WA DNR

NTT is the main access trail for the other lower Tiger Mountain trails, as well as the exit trail for many of the other trails. Because of proximity to the parking lot, it gets a lot of hikers and dog walkers, so be alert and friendly.

Despite a Blue rating, most of it is Green, with the Blue sections easily walked by newer riders. The Blue intermediate-level features include a nice rock garden 1/4 of the way in that is tough to clean in the uphill direction when wet, a short-but-steep switchbacking climb, and the crux of the trail, a large off-camber rootball drop with a cliff on the South side of the trail as you ride over it. This is an intimidating feature for the beginning rider, but looks worse than it is. Pretty soon you will be riding it clean in the downhill (West back to the parking lot) direction. The line closest to the cliff edge is the easiest- just look forward and keep going, and it works out fine. If you can ride the rootball cleanly in the uphill direction (heading East to Joy Ride trail), consider yourself a strong tech rider, as this is something to brag about!

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More Stats for NorthWest Timber mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    63 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,364 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,541 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,384 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,446 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,975 ft
  • Distance down
    3,483 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,425 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Apr 16, 2017
Avg: 3 (20 votes)

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NorthWest Timber Trail Reports

Apr 16, 2017 @ 11:55am
Apr 16, 2017
Oct 3, 2016 @ 9:02am
Oct 3, 2016
Despite yesterdays rain this rode very well.. Very little if any standing water.
Oct 3, 2016 @ 9:01am
Oct 3, 2016
Jun 4, 2016 @ 9:08pm
Jun 4, 2016
reporter A few wet spots.
Feb 26, 2016 @ 8:36pm
Feb 26, 2016
Never seen so much horse damage. Hooves broke through the trail in probably 100 places. Horse droppings from Joyride exit to the parking lot, LOTS!
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Dec 24, 2016 @ 6:54pm
Dec 24, 2016
| 2 comments NorthWest Timber, Seattle
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Jan 28, 2016 @ 7:38pm
Jan 28, 2016
NorthWest Timber, Seattle
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Jan 28, 2016 @ 10:15am
Jan 28, 2016
NorthWest Timber, Seattle
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Jul 3, 2015 @ 10:24pm
Jul 3, 2015
NorthWest Timber, Issaquah

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag nsteele (Dec 23, 2014 at 22:30)
 A pleasant XC ride that is a main link to the rest of the East Tiger trail system. If doing a shorter loop, then NTT will be your entrance and your exit. If doing a longer day by riding up the fire road to the East Summit, then NTT is your exit trail back to the parking lot.

Overall, NTT is rated Green, but it still has a few sections that will challenge novice riders. I've yet to see anyone successfully ride the big root ball in the uphill (East) direction. And same root ball in the downhill (West) direction back to parking lot is definitely a Blue trail feature. Roll it or drop it, and don't look down to your left! Also, the rock garden near the West end of the trail is more challenging riding uphill (heading West).

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