3 miles
Distance
323 ft
Climb
-1,293 ft
Descent
00:25:28
Avg time

Preston Railroad Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tiger Mountain
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year- round now but may be seasonally closed.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2953 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    WA DNR

This old standard is getting neglected with all the new trails on Tiger. It's still a great trail though (in either direction). Significant work has been done in recent years to redirect the formerly massive "Preston River" water flow off the trail, and thus it can now be open year round. There are springs everywhere on this trail though, so give it a rest during rain, and expect some wet immediately after a rain. It's still fun to bomb down this trail, and it's a better descent for newer riders than Off The Grid.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Preston Railroad mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -970 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,520 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,536 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,491 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,520 ft
  • Grade
    -5.808%
  • Grade max
    -77.273%
  • Grade min
    23.667%
  • Distance climb
    3,327 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    402 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:36
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Status:
on Aug 11, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (37 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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Preston Railroad Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:54pm
      16 hours
      reporter
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 12:36pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      reporter running fast!
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 1:19pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 4:48pm
      Jul 6, 2020
      Mostly dry up top - driest I've ever ridden it.
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 4:33pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      Supper wet, muddy, puddly, and slippery. Great fun tho. Log still down towards end of trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 282 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,431 rides
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      Photos

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      99 |
      May 11, 2019 @ 7:55am
      May 11, 2019
      84 |
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 8:17pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      95 |
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 8:16pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      500 |
      Feb 10, 2014 @ 4:20pm
      Feb 10, 2014

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