1.6 miles
172 ft
-1,387 ft
Avg time

Predator Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Tiger Mountain State Forest
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (12 votes)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #494 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Washington State DNR

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.


Mountain Biking Only! - No hiking on Predator allowed

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Predator mountain bike trail 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,102 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    180 ft
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on Jul 1, 2022
Avg: 4.8 (71 votes)
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      Predator Trail Reports

      Jul 1, 2022 @ 11:03am
      3 days
      Going to be hero dirt this weekend !!!!
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 9:08pm
      Jun 23, 2022
      Prime time.
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 8:46pm
      Jun 20, 2022
      Lots of mud up top, better as you go down. Lower is great
      Jun 12, 2022 @ 7:21am
      Jun 12, 2022
      May 31, 2022 @ 5:53pm
      May 31, 2022
      Upper was a bit wetter than expected compared to the rest of tiger today. Lots of greasy patches, not many puddles but still a good amount of mud....
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 36 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 672 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      • 5,715 rides


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      14 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      jsnswt (Jun 25, 2019 at 13:48)
       Super fun trail, totally worth the climb, but I recommend climbing up the green trail and not the access road.
      • + 0
      quayg0n (Jul 14, 2019 at 13:57)
       Super sick dh trail amazing flow chunk steep gnar awesomeness
      • + 1
      S4-916 (Oct 31, 2019 at 15:10)
       I’d call this a heavy single black, not really double black. Fun flowy trail, some steep loose bits, a few smallish drops. Maybe comparable in difficulty to Howler in Whistler.
      • - 2
      2d-cutout (Nov 4, 2019 at 18:26)
       A trail that rewards repetition, you can ride this once (like I did), but it left me wanting to ride it at least a couple of times more. Lots of rock gardens and jumps, sometimes multiple lines. It was fun, but would be absolutely sick if I had time to learn it and ride the right lines and hit the features properly.
      Can be ridden on a short travel bike, slowly, enduro bike quick, or if you really want to get SENDY, a DH bike would rule this.
      As above, trail rating single black in BC - I live and ride in Whistler area.
      • - 1
      chunky-tech-doctor (Mar 24, 2020 at 14:29)
       Did this trail for the first time last week and it is a proper double black now after years of abuse. One section in the middle alone gives this trail the red rating its unridable if you hit this trail you see what I am talking about every video I've seen people crashed there. But it was legit one of the glfunest trails I've ever done.
      • + 0
      skylinecul8r (Oct 8, 2020 at 12:55)
       The drops with no landing are rough on a 26” bike. Trail was Definitely built with a super slack enduro rig in mind.
      • + 1
      photodog (Feb 16, 2021 at 8:27)
       Legit rating on a great trail that rewards repetition. Disclaimer: If you're not comfortable riding every other tech trail in the area at speed you may want to hold off. Rode it blind when it was wet and it was a handful but still a lot of fun. Looking forward to becoming better acquainted as it's definitely a trail that rewards exacting line choices and careful application of front brakes. Many non-intiuitive inside or middle lines are the better options so if you get the chance to ride with someone that know's the trail that's pretty ideal.

      Respect to getting a trail like this sanctioned
      • + 1
      jakemannix (Apr 23, 2021 at 22:12)
       Review of Lower Predator only (for now) - awesome trail, tamer than EBAD, IMO. The entrance roll down from the road looks scary, but is straight, wide, and has good sight lines, and while I often get tripped up _somewhere_ on EBAD, by my third loop of lower Predator I was riding the whole thing cleanly (and I never messed up the entrance). Seems like maybe calling the lower part a different trail and dropping it to single black might be “area appropriate” (I have no problem with upper keeping its double status due to that lovely waterfall feature alone tho ;p ). The hardest features of EBAD, NOTG, and Legend are all comparable with the hardest part of lower Predator.
      • + 1
      nofunstravaguy (Jun 1, 2021 at 12:23)
       This trail is awesome! A definite double black, but not the hardest one out there by any means. Good flow with some fun steep rocky/roots drops. Ride the hardest blacks in the area to be sure this is feasible for you.
      • + 0
      vitabrevis (Jul 4, 2021 at 12:11)
       Love this trail, and make it a point to come ride it every time I come through the region. Proper tech that works well and comes to life as you get more comfortable with the speed available.
      • + 0
      avi-rides-bikes (May 21, 2022 at 18:29)
       Super fun trail. A good mix of tech and flow. I would consider it a black trail with two double black features. Best way up to it is by climbing or walking up the road.
      • + 0
      oscanuckar (Jun 26, 2022 at 15:17)
       Favorite trail at tiger. Definitely some features where it’s best to turn of your brain and commit.
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