1.6 miles
172 ft
-1,387 ft
Avg time

Predator Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

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.

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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,102 ft
  • Distance down
    1.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    180 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 22, 2017
Avg: 4.95 (22 votes)

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Predator Trail Reports

May 22, 2017 @ 4:45pm
May 22, 2017
Tons of grip, but it won't last long in this dry spell, so get out and rip it!
May 7, 2017 @ 8:13am
May 7, 2017
Apr 24, 2017 @ 5:57pm
Apr 24, 2017
Apr 19, 2017 @ 10:00pm
Apr 19, 2017
Very wet but supportive
Apr 3, 2017 @ 6:46pm
Apr 3, 2017
Wet & slippery but basically totally normal for this time of year.
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Dec 29, 2016 @ 11:38am
Dec 29, 2016
Predator, Seattle
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Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:02pm
Dec 15, 2016
Predator, Bellevue

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