2 miles
Distance
172 ft
Climb
-1,387 ft
Descent
00:23:52
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
    #202

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
    00:23:52
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Status:
on Jul 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (36 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
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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Jul 19, 2018 @ 5:49pm
3 days
New Bronson lovesbyhis trail...
May 25, 2018 @ 10:00pm
May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018 @ 5:00am
May 25, 2018
reporter Watch Out! The Upper Portion of Predator is being worked on by Nick Newhall and other Evergreen team members. Stop, high five and give a thanks...
May 13, 2018 @ 8:36am
May 13, 2018
Running great!
Apr 24, 2018 @ 10:22pm
Apr 24, 2018
Dry and loose in spots.
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Jul 19, 2018 @ 9:39am
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Oct 13, 2015 @ 8:07pm
Oct 13, 2015
Predator, Seattle
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Oct 13, 2015 @ 8:06pm
Oct 13, 2015
Predator, Seattle

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1 Review & Comments

  • - 3
flag norcalspeeddemon (Jun 13, 2017 at 7:58)
 Really fun trail for its proximity to Seattle but I thought it was overrated to be honest. Still an absolute blast don't get me wrong but the stuff in Bellingham and BC crushes this trail
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