2 miles
Distance
583 ft
Climb
-520 ft
Descent
00:22:11
Avg time

NorthWest Timber Details

  • Riding Area
    Tiger Mountain
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Open all year now!
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17876 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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, much of it is Green, with most of 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, and a short-but-steep switchbacking climb. There is one feature, which is a dark blue bordering on bluish black, and is considered 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 a rider expecting "intermediate" level features, 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!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for NorthWest Timber 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
    0.575%
  • Grade max
    -76.498%
  • Grade min
    84.825%
  • Distance climb
    4,975 ft
  • Distance down
    3,483 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,425 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:03
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Status:
on Jan 2, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.1 (31 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      NorthWest Timber Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 2, 2019 @ 5:52am
      Jan 2, 2019
      Slick in patches with some standing water, still in overall good shape
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 8:04pm
      Nov 12, 2018
      reporter Tree cleared thanks to avy_alert@ https://www.instagram.com/p/BqGrMLxlYSd/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet
      Oct 31, 2018 @ 6:59pm
      Oct 31, 2018
      reporter tree down
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 10:15pm
      Oct 27, 2018
      Great condition however there is a large tree across the trail near the exit of The Legend
      Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:15pm
      Oct 24, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 133 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,279 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 2, 2018 @ 9:07pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      NorthWest Timber, My City
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      Sep 14, 2018 @ 5:18pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      NorthWest Timber, Issaquah
      20 |
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 5:18pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      NorthWest Timber, Issaquah
      53 |
      Sep 27, 2017 @ 4:38pm
      Sep 27, 2017
      NorthWest Timber, My City

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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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