2 miles
Distance
172 ft
Climb
-1,387 ft
Descent
00:23:54
Avg time

Predator Details

  • Riding area
    Tiger Mountain
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #222

Tiger's new downhill-only, bike-specific trail- almost 2 miles of high-speed descending goodness. A very fun trail! The double black diamond rating is area appropriate, and meant to be a "squirrel catcher" keeping away those not ready. In reality, however, difficulty is closer to a hard single Black Diamond Squamish, BC or Bellingham-area trail.

Due to the 3.5mi, ~2,000 foot vertical road climb to the trailhead near the top of East Tiger Mtn, an all-mountain bike with ~150mm of travel is preferred. The trail is still fun (and significantly easier) on a DH bike, but the climb limits this to rare shuttle day events, or a long push. Most riders seem to choose a half lid on Predator, but full faces are common too.

This long trail has it all: fast, flowy, bermy sections, combined with a lot of PNW tech & gnar. Expect moderate steepness, small- medium drops, rollable doubles and tables, descending rock gardens, rocks, roots, and even a few "root gardens" (a whole buncha roots). In the wet, the off-camber root gardens significantly increase the difficulty factor - beware. The two rock gardens onto and off the climbing road that divides the upper and lower sections look intimidating, but are not as tough as they look. They roll quite well. For your first time, just be smooth and light on the bike, enter slow, and don't grab the brakes hard until tires are on a flat section.

Access Info

From the parking lots, climb the new Master Link and Quick Link climbing-specific trails. Exit Quick Link and continue up the Crossover Road until the entrance to Predator on your left.

Alternatively, take the East Tiger Summit road up toward the summit. All Tiger trails are well signed. At the first T intersection, continue Right up toward the summit. At the next T intersection, don't go Left up the final summit climb, and instead continue to the Right onto the Crossover road. The trailhead to Predator is on your right a few hundred feet up the road. From the trailhead, the trail climbs for a few hundred more feet before the descent begins. Predator can also be accessed from the other Tiger trails by climbing up the Crossover road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Predator mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,215 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,455 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,790 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,669 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,455 ft
  • Grade
    -14.092%
  • Grade max
    -52.456%
  • Grade min
    46.182%
  • Distance climb
    1,102 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    180 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:54
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (37 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to predator trailhead (47.485020, -121.938370)
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Predator Trail Reports

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Oct 20, 2018 @ 5:33pm
Oct 20, 2018
Dry, great ride today!
Sep 19, 2018 @ 9:41am
Sep 19, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 @ 6:13pm
Sep 1, 2018
First time, perfect conditions, tacky!
Aug 26, 2018 @ 9:28am
Aug 26, 2018
Still great. Got some moisture up top yesterday and should be even better this week. Holds up to a variety of conditions.
Aug 5, 2018 @ 10:55am
Aug 5, 2018
great condition right now, 1 spot with mud otherwise perfect
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