Mountain Biking Washington
by Amy & Mark Poffenbarger (Falcon Guides)
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HI. I am new to Trails.com. I am just check it out before buying. Anyways, thought I would evaluate it on one of my local rides here in Seattle. The Tiger mountain rides have long been one of my favorites. I must say the Trails.com description is a bit off however. It calls this ride "moderate", and "front suspension is recommended but not required." Wrong. This is a very technical and strenuous ride, and not only is front suspension needed, but rear as well. Your pace would be slowed to almost walking trying to navigate the 3 mile single track down with no suspension! This ride is epic.
Just rerode the trail today - it's in fantastic shape. The loop out to the NW timbertrail is an absolute must!
Rode the Preston RR trail for the first time in several years. It used to be one big mud pit. But the BBTC has done a tremendous amount of work on this trail, and it shows. We rode it on a cold, wet day, and it was a blast. Fast, fun, technical singletrack on the decent. The only downsides to this trail are that it is very crowded on weekends, and it's not as long as I'd like it to be. You have to decend about 3 miles on logging road to connect the Preston RR trail up to the NW Timber trail. But, it's a still a lot of fun if you don't have the time to do a longer ride.
You will absolutly love the first 2 miles of the trail. It has everything. Uphill, downhill, singletrack, drops, everything. But, once you finish with the first loop, the real stuff begins. You have a 3 mile climb to get to the short singletrack in the woods, and then you hit the awsome stuff. You go downhill for 4 miles. That has drops, logs, ROOTS GALORE, puddles, switchbacks, and some ruts. Be safe on it though. Then you go up a short climb and have about 2-3 miles singletrack which is just as good as the first part, all the way back to the parking lot. HAVE FUN!!!
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