3 miles
Distance
323 ft
Climb
-1,293 ft
Descent
00:23:59
Avg time

Preston Railroad Details

  • 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.
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
    00:23:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:10
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Status:
on Apr 16, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.75 (25 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 preston-railroad trailhead (47.489560, -121.952030)
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Preston Railroad Trail Reports

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Apr 16, 2018 @ 10:19pm
3 days
There needs to be a description “small river on trail”. Not sure if it’s snowmelt or all the rain we’ve gotten in April but be prepared to...
Feb 11, 2018 @ 11:22am
Feb 11, 2018
Trail is in good shape and fully rideable, but has some water on the trail and a little snow near the top.
Dec 21, 2017 @ 11:39pm
Dec 21, 2017
Snow at the top. River at the bottom. Pretty good going uphill though. Just don’t do it on a hardtail like I did. Lol
Nov 4, 2017 @ 10:37am
Nov 4, 2017
Oct 29, 2017 @ 8:16am
Oct 29, 2017
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Dec 21, 2017 @ 11:40pm
Dec 21, 2017
Preston Railroad, Seattle
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Jun 26, 2017 @ 9:06pm
Jun 26, 2017
Preston Railroad, Newcastle
231 |
Jan 28, 2016 @ 7:34pm
Jan 28, 2016
Preston Railroad, Issaquah
362 |
Feb 10, 2014 @ 4:20pm
Feb 10, 2014
Preston Railroad, Seattle

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