New mountain bike trail in Snoqualmie Corridor

The Master Link Trail, East Tiger Mountain's newest trail opens today. Photo/ DNR.
The Master Link Trail, East Tiger Mountain’s newest trail opens today. Photo/ DNR.

With the 1.8-mile Predator Trail opening  just last fall, you may be surprised to hear that it’s already time to celebrate again. Today we’re opening our 2.5-mile Master Link Trail.

This DNR-designed-and-built mountain bike climbing trail, also open to hiking, provides an alternative to forest roads for a more direct ascent to higher elevation trails within our East Tiger Mountain biking trail system. Click here for a trail map.

The trail, named after a link for a mountain bike chain, provides a convenient connection and wraps up the second phase in trail system construction on East Tiger Mountain, bringing the trail system to nearly 20 miles.

The connection trail is 2.8 miles, bringing East Tiger Mountain's trail system to nearly 20 miles. Photo/ DNR.
The connection trail is 2.5 miles, bringing East Tiger Mountain’s trail system to nearly 20 miles. Photo/ DNR.

DNR, in collaboration with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, is now onto phase three of trail construction. We’ll be building three new trails to bring about 5 miles of new trail connections that will provide loop opportunities with diverse difficulty levels.

Washington Conservation and Recreation Office’s Wildlife and Recreation Program funded trail construction. DNR’s professional trail builders, with assistance from a Department of Ecology crew, built the trail, complete with an 80-foot trail bridge.

Getting there
The entrance to the one-way climbing-only Master Link Trail, is from the south west end of Northwest Timber Trail. You can access Northwest Timber Trail from Tiger Summit Trailhead at the summit of Highway 18, near Issaquah. Get directions.

To learn more about recreation in Tiger Mountain State Forest, visit our website. For more information about recreation on DNR-managed lands, click here.