1 miles
Distance
83 ft
Climb
-297 ft
Descent
00:12:56
Avg time

Silent Swamp Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tiger Mountain
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Open all year now!
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15820 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    WA DNR

A fun, flowy trail, Silent Swamp is good to ride in both directions, but is much more fun in the Northerly direction, starting at the Fully Rigid junction.

To ride South to North, first ride Fully Rigid, then at the junction, go left onto Silent Swamp instead of continuing across the wooden bridge to Joy Ride. This direction allows for a nice extra loop that most people skip. Take Fully Rigid, then Silent Swamp, then head South back up the crossover road, ride Fully Rigid, then continue on to Joyride, to Northwest Timber and the parking lot.

To ride North to South, exit Preston Railroad trail, and head South up the crossover road. The Northern trail junction for Silent Swamp will be just ahead on your left. Then, at the lower Southern end junction, you can either continue down Joy Ride to the parking lot, or go up () Fully Rigid, which is definitely a good tech challenge. Watch for descending riders at high speed however.

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More Stats for Silent Swamp mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -212 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,479 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,776 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,776 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,565 ft
  • Grade
    -2.8%
  • Grade max
    -25.3%
  • Grade min
    43.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,273 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    505 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:45
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Status:
on Apr 9, 2020
Avg: 3.35 (30 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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  • < 1 month
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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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      Silent Swamp Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 9, 2020 @ 9:00am
      Apr 9, 2020
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 2:23pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      reporter The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington Department of Fish...
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 4:16pm
      Mar 25, 2020
      reporter DNR recreation and public access sites will be closed until at least April 8th. Camping is also closed at this time on DNR lands for both...
      Oct 27, 2019 @ 1:00pm
      Oct 27, 2019
      Many dry sections but also many wet sections, including some stream crossings.
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 9:46am
      Sep 7, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 73 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,169 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 9, 2019 @ 9:34pm
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      Nov 3, 2019 @ 12:05pm
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      Nov 3, 2019 @ 12:05pm
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      31 |
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 8:46am
      Jun 9, 2019

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Cheekrs (Nov 26, 2017 at 20:29)
       If you lik pedaling... this trail is for you. If not - then go down joyride, Don’t make the mistake I did!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Spmahoney78 (Apr 29, 2018 at 20:47)
       I agree with the fellow comments
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Evanalmighty19 (Oct 28, 2019 at 8:44)
       Definitely much more fun going north... Fun trail either way though.
      [Reply]

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      Silent Swamp on Tiger Mountain
      19:03 | 142 | Aug 26, 2019 , Issaquah
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