Changing seasons seems to mean one thing for mountain bike trails on Tiger Mountain.
Just last Spring DNR opened the new 2.5-mile ascending Master Link Trail and a year ago this Fall we opened our new downhill only Predator Trail. Following suit, this Saturday we’re opening two more mountain bike trails that will create a 1.4-mile loop off our NW Timber Trail. With each new season, has come a new trail, or two.
Meet the trails
In partnership with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, who co-designed and built this new low-elevation loop, we’re thrilled to announce The Legend and Easy, Tiger trails. Easy, Tiger is named for its beginner skill level and two-way travel appropriate for hiking. Both trails are part of a long-term effort to eventually connect east Tiger Mountain and Raging River state forests’ trail systems. This will also provide a missing link in the regional Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail. View a trail map of the new trails.
The Legend offers skilled riders an advanced downhill-only option to ease descending traffic on Easy, Tiger. Its name name recognizes a long-term mountain bike trail maintenance and construction volunteer, Len Francies. Len passed away in early 2016 and leaves a legacy of tireless commitment to riding and volunteering on DNR trails across the state. This is true on Tiger Mountain, where his efforts make it possible for riders to enjoy these trails for years to come.
DNR, in collaboration with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, will continue phase three trail construction. In this phase, we’ll be extending portions of this new trail loop, below the East Side Road, and delivering approximately 3 miles of additional trail on the mountain. Phase three development will improve existing trail links to provide more diverse riding options and distribution.
Getting to Easy, Tiger and The Legend
Head to the Tiger Summit Trailhead at the summit of Highway 18, by heading westbound along Highway 18 from Exit #25 Interstate 90, or eastbound on Highway 18 from the south west. Then, ride on the NW Timber Trail to access the upper entrance to Easy, Tiger from the northeast end of our NW Timber Trail and west of the junction with Joy Ride trail. You’ll encounter The Legend Trail a short ride from the start of the Easy, Tiger Trail from Northwest Timber.
Easy, Tiger and The Legend were made possible through a Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program state lands development grant.