Enjoy new downhill mountain bike trail on East Tiger Mountain

The Predator Trail, 1.8 miles in length, is Tiger Mountain's newest trail. Photo/ DNR.
The Predator Trail, 1.8 miles in length, is Tiger Mountain’s newest trail. Photo/ DNR.

Where will you ride this weekend? DNR is opening a new downhill mountain bike-only trail, the 1.8-mile Predator trail, this Saturday, Sept. 12.

Named after the tiger, an apex predator at the top of the food chain, Tiger Mountain’s newest and most difficult trail provides an expert-only technical and challenging riding experience.

The new trail addition boosts the east Tiger Mountain State Forest mountain bike trail system to nearly 17 miles in total length.

This one-way descent is full of rock-armored steeps, with some tight turns over fast and undulating terrain packed with obstacles that will keep even highly skilled riders challenged. View a map of the new trail.

A collaborative effort
DNR hired Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance for trail construction. Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance provided professional trail builders and a massive volunteer effort that logged more than 5,000 hours of donated construction labor.

The public is invited to celebrate the trail opening at an event being planned for later this fall.

Funding for the new trail and bridges were made possible thanks to grants funds awarded to DNR from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program and the Nonhighway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities Program, administered by the Recreation and Conservation Office.

This project helps implement recreation trail objectives identified in the Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Plan, a multi-stakeholder public planning process just completed in March 2015.

Find out more 
Visit our website for more information about recreation on Tiger Mountain. To start planning your next mountain bike ride, click on trailheads on our new statewide interactive recreation map.

For more information about volunteering on DNR-managed lands, visit our website or subscribe to our monthly recreation e-newsletter.