2.1 miles
Distance
257 ft
Climb
-174 ft
Descent
00:20:29
Avg time

NorthWest Timber Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tiger Mountain
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Open all year now!
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2759 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6824 in Trail Running
    • #52749 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 30 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 few short techy rock sections 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for NorthWest Timber mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    83 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,370 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,540 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,370 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,453 ft
  • Grade
    0.8%
  • Grade max
    -28.5%
  • Grade min
    17.2%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2,379 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,218 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:09
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on Nov 15, 2021
Wet
Avg: 3.15 (51 votes)

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      NorthWest Timber Trail Reports

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      Nov 15, 2021 @ 1:31pm
      Nov 15, 2021
      Tree across trail at about head height ~18” diameter, ~100 yards before the scary root feature
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 1:11pm
      Nov 7, 2021
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 9:24pm
      Oct 24, 2021
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 12:10pm
      Oct 8, 2021
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 10:31pm
      Oct 4, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 715 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,546 rides
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      Aug 17, 2021 @ 7:31am
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      Aug 28, 2020 @ 11:00am
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      Aug 25, 2020 @ 8:07pm
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      Aug 25, 2020 @ 8:01pm
      Aug 25, 2020

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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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      • + 1
      pinkece (May 30, 2021 at 13:44)
       I haven't seen anyone clear that root ball on the trail. If anyone has a video of them doing it I'd love to see. IMO it is a expert feature, definitely not blue.

      Overall experience, didn't like NW Timber very much. Almost no descent/downhill sections. A lot of climbing, including very steep sections that pop of nowhere (eg. right after a rocky/rooty patch).
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      NorthWest Timber - FPV - 6/13/2020 Tiger Mountain
      20:41 | 404 | Jun 21, 2020 , Issaquah
      Rootball Drop as mentioned in trail description
      0:40 | 565 | Sep 17, 2019 , Issaquah
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