1 mile
Distance
64 ft
Climb
-272 ft
Descent
00:14:16
Avg time

Powerline Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tiger Mountain
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Technically you can ride this, but it's not fun and there's a bunch of climbing. Several people have gotten lost here. If you keep pushing up the hill, you'll eventually get back to the main highway 18 lot.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Powerline Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -209 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,189 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,431 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,397 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,188 ft
  • Grade
    -3.4%
  • Grade max
    -22.9%
  • Grade min
    18.2%
  • Distance climb
    1,781 ft
  • Distance down
    3,835 ft
  • Distance flat
    564 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:29
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Status:
on Aug 27, 2020
Dry
Avg: 1 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Powerline Road Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Aug 27, 2020
      OK, so it has a couple of steep climbs and you can hear the highway, but this can be a nice alternative to Easy Tiger / Northwest Timber if you're...
      Apr 9, 2020 @ 9:00am
      Apr 9, 2020
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 2:23pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      reporter The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington Department of Fish...
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 4:16pm
      Mar 25, 2020
      reporter DNR recreation and public access sites will be closed until at least April 8th. Camping is also closed at this time on DNR lands for both...
      Apr 7, 2019 @ 3:02pm
      Apr 7, 2019
      One tree on the road
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 64 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 129 rides
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      Photos

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      Routes with this trail

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      Link em up
      14 miles
      Long Tiger Loop with a hard push to the finish
      14 miles
      2019 Raging Tiger Stage 3: Tiger XC race
      22 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Kschaer (Aug 26, 2018 at 12:33)
       Coming down from easy tiger run which is a pretty fun downhill trail until it opens up on the power line road. Definitely would not do that again especially after a long day of riding, this road is terrible and involves some nasty uphill climbs.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag hi-dr-nick Reporter (Sep 11, 2018 at 14:09)
       Also descended easy tiger and ended up here. Avoid if possible, I can see why the description says people have gotten lost. Definitely somewhere where you don’t feel like you should be there. At least you know you’re not totally lost with he highway right next to you.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Handeye (Jun 15, 2019 at 19:11)
       AVOID! If you’re thinking you’re tired of the slightly uphill back to the car on northwest timber and want to take easy tiger to the road for a fast end, DON’T. NW timber is vastly better. This road has terrible hike a bike climbs. Should have looked at the trailforks comments before we made this mistake!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag qkim0x01 (Sep 1, 2019 at 23:51)
       Avoid using this road at all cost to go back to parking loy... It has terrible uphil and its not fun to ride under the electric tower and they make weird sounds
      [Reply]

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