3 miles
Distance
323 ft
Climb
-1,293 ft
Descent
00:24:44
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
  • 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
    00:24:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:10
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Status:
on Sep 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (26 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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Sep 19, 2018 @ 7:26am
Sep 19, 2018
Trail in great shape and dry. No obstacles thru to Bailout.
Sep 19, 2018 @ 7:26am
Sep 19, 2018
Sep 19, 2018 @ 7:26am
Sep 19, 2018
Very dry and fast, great condition, no obstacles thru to Bailout
Sep 17, 2018 @ 6:25pm
Sep 17, 2018
Running smoothly , watch out for the wet tree roots. Trail is clear now.
Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:39pm
Sep 9, 2018
Large tree down across trail after Preston Bail out. needs chainsaw and massive cleanup. Otherwise the trail is in prime condition, for climbing...
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Sep 18, 2018 @ 9:22am
Sep 18, 2018
Preston Railroad, My City
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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
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Feb 10, 2014 @ 4:20pm
Feb 10, 2014
Preston Railroad, Seattle

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