Be aware of weather conditions, choose when to ride

Tiger Mountain
Mountain bikers enjoy the Predator Trail, 1.8 miles in length, on Tiger Mountain. Photo/ DNR.

With the opening of DNR’s Predator Trail in the Tiger Mountain State Forest and the Thrillium Trail in the Yacolt Burn State Forest, it’s no secret that mountain bikers are enjoying DNR-managed lands.

With colder temperatures, rain, and snow at higher elevations, it’s important to be aware of weather conditions and when the trails might be susceptible to damage.

If it’s storming, snowing, or trails are frozen or thawing, then it may be best to save your mountain bike ride for a day with nicer weather. Giving the trails some time to dry out helps to ensure they’re rideable year-round.

Explore East Tiger Mountain
We are able to keep trails, like those on Tiger Mountain, open year-round with the help of mountain bikers who generally exercise good judgement. East Tiger Mountain, located in the Snoqualmie Corridor, has about 17 miles of mountain biking trail. Its newest trail, the Predator Trail, offers an expert-only descent. View a trail map, or visit our website to learn more.

Other ideas
On days that enjoying mountain biking might not be the best idea, use our statewide recreation map to find other ways to get outdoors. For more information about recreation on DNR-managed lands, visit our website.


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