East Tiger Mountain Bike Trail System now over 25 miles

Today Washington State Department of Natural Resources is opening 1.5-miles of new mountain bike trails on East Tiger Mountain, just a short drive from Seattle.

Predominantly built by volunteers with support from Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance in partnership with DNR, two new trails bring the East Tiger Mountain Bike Trail System’s total trail mileage to over 25 miles!

New mountain bike trails are popping up quick on DNR lands in the Snoqualmie Corridor, only one year after opening Inside Passage and less than three months after opening the nearby Raging River State Forest trail system, these two new trails provide additional very difficult riding opportunities on the mountain. See video of Raging River below.

One of these two new trails, N.O.T.G (Not Off-the-Grid), offers a faster descent alternative to Off-the-Grid Trail, while East Bound & Down trail provides a more easily accessible, more challenging descent option from Tiger Summit Trailhead, located off of Inside Passage Trail. See the new trail locations in our updated trail map of the East Tiger Mountain Bike Trail System.

A look at our new trail map.

Part of a recreation vision for the Snoqualmie Corridor

DNR’s Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Plan, released in March 2015, included new opportunities in East Tiger Mountain as a top priority. New trails are a result of the local input and community support that went into that planning effort. Visitors will continue to see improvements identified in the plan on the ground for the next decade.

Partial funding for these new trails was made possible through the Nonhighway & Off-road Vehicle Activities Program grant, which the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office awarded to DNR.
A mountain biker zooms through our Raging River Trail.

Sweat equity from hundreds of volunteer labor hours helped match grant funds and helped make the two additional new trails a reality.

Getting there

  • From Issaquah, go east on I-90 to exit 25. Turn right onto SR-18 west. Go 4.5 miles to Tiger Summit.
  • Turn right. Take Westside Road left .3 miles to the Tiger Summit Trailhead on right. Leaving the trailhead, ride out on the Connector trail.
  • Cross the Main Tiger Mountain Road onto NW Timber Trail for a few hundred feet before turning left to get on the Master Link Trail, which can be used to access both trails, riding Quick Link to access N.O.T.G. and Inside Passage to access East Bound & Down.

Finding your way

Before you head out, don’t forget to download our East Tiger trail map to a mobile device. Visit our website for map downloading instructions.
You can learn more about recreation on Tiger Mountain at dnr.wa.gov/Tiger.