1.4 miles
Distance
83 ft
Climb
-297 ft
Descent
00:13:44
Avg time

Silent Swamp Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tiger Mountain
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • 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
    #3092 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #31773 in Trail Running
    • #26563 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 40 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Silent Swamp mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance flat
    505 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:06
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Status:
on Oct 24, 2021
Wet
Avg: 3.25 (35 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Silent Swamp Trail Reports

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      Oct 24, 2021 @ 9:22pm
      Oct 24, 2021
      Quite a few down trees. Wet and lots of puddles and kind of overgrown at parts
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 1:06pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      All clear! Was reluctant to ride due to trail reports but nope this trail totally clear. Great job evergreen, I thought you gave up on Silent Swamp!
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 9:13am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Still overgrown in sections. Arm and leg coverings advised.
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 7:48pm
      Aug 21, 2021
      Bring your machete.
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 11:16am
      Aug 2, 2021
      Still really overgrown - pedal strikes are lurking below be careful.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 362 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,519 rides
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      Jul 17, 2021 @ 9:37am
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      Nov 9, 2019 @ 9:34pm
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      Nov 3, 2019 @ 12:05pm
      Nov 3, 2019

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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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
      Spmahoney78 (Apr 29, 2018 at 20:47)
       I agree with the fellow comments
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      Evanalmighty19 (Oct 28, 2019 at 8:44)
       Definitely much more fun going north... Fun trail either way though.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      seattlesbest (Dec 6, 2020 at 13:00)
       Uphill both ways this trail is miserable.
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      • + 0
      jakemannix (May 1, 2021 at 12:01)
       Looks like it’s fun from the Joyride end to Preston… but riding “up” interesting tech kinda … sucks. This is only a 2 way trail because there’s no other choice.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      carlsonwa (Jul 17, 2021 at 9:36)
       Pretty overgrown in parts. Wear long sleeves if you don’t want to bleed from thorns.
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      Combinednathan (Aug 19, 2021 at 18:12)
       Hitting the trail the way Trailforks recommends is a lot of fun. Don’t listen to the comments. Don’t do it in the wet though. It’ll be puddle after puddle and it’s not flowy at all. Only worth doing if you are riding inside passage and want to climb up to fully rigid
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      Silent Swamp on Tiger Mountain
      19:03 | 512 | Aug 26, 2019 , Issaquah
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