2 miles
Distance
302 ft
Climb
-1,174 ft
Descent
00:16:56
Avg time

Off The Grid Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tiger Mountain
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    3
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #132 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking

A truly great trail. Catch the start by taking a right at the trail junction off the E. Tiger Summit trail after it crosses the summit road. Like the other new trails on Tiger, OTG has a bit of everything. It's mostly flowy, but also has its share of tech and gnar (roots and some short rocks gardens). This is a long descent, broken up by a punchy uphill section about a 3rd of the way down. For a descent, it's pretty aerobic. The rock gardens can be very greasy when wet, and thus can be difficult to ride cleanly then - especially the off-camber one. The upper trails at Tiger are not good to ride during or right after a rainstorm, as it does too much damage to the trail. Give 'em a rest until they dry out for a few days. OTG exits right at the top of Fully Rigid.

More Stats for Off The Grid bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -872 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,978 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,856 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,850 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,978 ft
  • Grade max
    -72.599%
  • Grade min
    49.372%
  • Distance climb
    2,881 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    487 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:01
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (65 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • 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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to off-the-grid-17243 trailhead (47.491170, -121.944150)
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      Off The Grid Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 6:18am
      Oct 6, 2019
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 8:26am
      Sep 26, 2019
      Some puddles, but still pretty good to ride.
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 9:41pm
      Sep 16, 2019
      Lots of puddles. No mud.
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 10:38am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Really good, even when a bit wet.
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 9:20am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Some wet areas but all is ridable
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 899 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,248 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      215 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Aug 13, 2018
      194 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Aug 13, 2018
      551 |
      Sep 22, 2015 @ 10:14am
      Sep 22, 2015
      793 |
      Sep 22, 2015 @ 10:14am
      Sep 22, 2015
      | 1 comments

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Tiger: Summit+Predator Figure 8 Power Loop
      10 miles
      Tiger: Big Burly Hat Trick
      21 miles
      Tiger: The Milk Run
      12 miles
      East>OTG>NOTG
      10 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag boxxerace TRAILFORKS (Jul 24, 2015 at 23:11)
       What a fantastic trail! Wish it went all the way to the bottom.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jayacheess (Oct 17, 2015 at 10:20)
       This really is an amazing trail. I'd love to get down there again and ride the new Predator trail.

      My only concern with the Tiger mountain riding area is the difficulty ratings seem to be a bit inflated. This trail feels squarely like an Intermediate, and nothing that I saw from POV videos makes Predator look like a double black. But maybe that's a good thing if it keeps unprepared people off the trails? shrug
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag DBoop7 (Oct 13, 2017 at 20:50)
       Was really rainy today but was still a blast!! Lots of slippery rocks and roots though.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag nyles (Sep 11, 2018 at 14:21)
       Definitely not as hard as it sounds. More of a blue/black than a true black. With that said, super fun trail that keeps things interesting throughout its entirety.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag moxieliberal (Mar 29, 2019 at 16:34)
       I would definitely say this is a black diamond. At least to me. Lots of obstacles. Lota of right switchbacks, rocks, roots, and drop offs. Lots of work. Fun but very challenging. Not a relaxing swooping downhill. If I were naming this trial: “relentles
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dirtworship (May 17, 2019 at 22:51)
       Super fun descent, lots of flow but also lots of smashing over roots and rocks. Top notch trail, keeps you guessing with every turn.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jsnswt (Jun 25, 2019 at 13:50)
       The top is fun and flowy, at the split I would recommend NOTG as a much more flowy and fun descent.
      The bottom part of Off The Grid has little flow and is to filled with switchbacks to flat sections.
      [Reply]

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